Sydney :: Melbourne :: Brisbane :: Adelaide :: Perth
Average House Prices in Australia
The typical Australian house is detached and has a garden. Apartments and row houses are commoner near the centres of cities but detached houses still predominate in most areas.
When you take wages into account, Australia’s house prices are high compared with most other countries. This is likely to result from the desirable lifestyle and climate Australia offers.
Other English speaking parts of the world where house prices are high compared to wages include California, USA; British Columbia, Canada; and New Zealand. Each of these enjoys a mild climate for most of the year, with little snow.
House prices in all Australian cities have risen over the past 12 months and property prices are averaging over 9 percent higher than 12 months ago.
Property in Australia is most expensive in Sydney.
Graph of Median House Prices ($ thousands) in Australia’s Major Cities 2004 – 2014
Australian Cities Average House Prices September 2014
|City||Average House Price||12 Month Change|
|Sydney, NSW||$750,000||+ 14.9 %|
|Melbourne, Vic||$590,000||+ 8.5 %|
|Brisbane, Qld||$480,000||+ 6.7 %|
|Adelaide, SA||$413,000||+ 6.1 %|
|Perth, WA||$538,000||+ 3.2 %|
Australian Cities Average Unit Prices September 2014 (‘Units’ in Australia are usually apartments)
|City||Average Unit Price||12 Month Change|
|Sydney, NSW||$575,000||+ 11.5 %|
|Melbourne, Vic||$460,000||+ 5.2 %|
|Brisbane, Qld||$365,000||+ 1.4 %|
|Adelaide, SA||$331,000||+ 1.9 %|
|Perth, WA||$430,000||+ 4.0 %|
Prices courtesy of RP Data.