Who should use this report?

This report is essential reading for investors, market followers, mortgage brokers, economic researchers, real estate agents, valuers or anyone wanting to better understand rental market performance.

What do I receive?

For each suburb/town, this report contains: 

  • An overview of the rental and investor market from the CoreLogic research team
  • Full colour location map
  • Locality description
  • Understanding of the suburb makeup in terms of proportion of different property types
  • Number of rental listings, median rents expressed as dollars per week, gross rental yield and how it has performed over the past 12 months
  • Rental vacancy rate for the suburb
  • Sales performance indicators including number of properties sold, median sales price
  • Median value together with quarterly, annual, three and five year changes to median value
  • Market performance charts:
    • Median weekly asking rent
    • Annual change in median asking rent
    • Gross rental yield
    • Annual for rent listings
  • Population, income and demographic detail according to ABS Census Data


What data is covered in this report?

This edition's report contains 100 suburbs in total and the state breakdown is:

  • ACT: 1 suburb for units
  • NSW: 4 suburbs for houses, 2 suburbs for units
  • NT: 2 suburbs for houses, 3 suburbs for units
  • QLD: 40 suburbs for houses, 22 suburbs for units
  • SA: 5 suburbs for houses, 6 suburbs for units
  • VIC: 4 suburbs for units
  • WA: 3 suburbs for houses, 8 suburbs for units

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the Top Rental Performers report created?

CoreLogic starts with quantitative research that analyses the current yields of units and houses for every suburb in Australia. Results are ranked by rental yield and vacancy rates. Results with total yields of less than 5% are excluded from the list. Affordability is also considered in the suburb selection process as is the size of the property market and volume of properties rented to identify suburbs where buying an investment property to rent out is realistic. The final result is a shortlist that investors could not replicate with individual research.