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Finder’s Property Investment Index Adelaide

Find out which suburbs are forecasted for high price growth in Adelaide.

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Australians love property, but for many, figuring out where to invest is the hardest part. Finder's Property Investment Index uses a range of data inputs to predict price growth in each suburb across Australia's major cities. A Property Investment Index for Sydney and Melbourne are also available.

As of June 2022, the following suburbs have the highest potential for price growth:

Houses

  • Wayville (92/100)
  • Glenunga (90/100)
  • Medindie (90/100)

Units

  • Millswood (98/100)
  • Clapham (93/100)
  • Beaumont (89/100)

What is the Property Investment Index?

The Property Investment Index is a model that ranks suburbs based on their investment potential. Suburbs are scored out of 100, with 100 indicating very high predicted price growth and 0 indicating very low or negative predicted price growth.

The final score is calculated based on 3 factors:

  • Market demand (maximum 50 points): This is based on sales turnover, average days on market, vacancy rates, building approvals and distance to the CBD.
  • Population (maximum 40 points): This is based on population, population growth, income, income growth and unemployment rates.
  • Property (maximum 25 points): This is based on historical property price growth and current property prices.

An additional 15 points are given to suburbs that have had at least 1 property sale over the past 12 months. The number of points for each suburb is capped at 100.

The index is intended to be an indicator of relative price growth, rather than of property prices themselves. A high score does not necessarily mean that a suburb will have the highest house prices but that we can expect strong growth in that area.

Houses

Top scoring suburbs by price point

Units

Top scoring suburbs by price point

Search the Property Investment Index by suburb

How the Index works

Finder's Property Investment Index uses a range of data inputs to predict price growth in each suburb across Australia's major cities. These data inputs are weighted to produce a score out of 100, with 100 indicating very high predicted price growth and 0 indicating very low or negative predicted price growth.

Apart from the weighted inputs listed below, an additional 15 points are given to suburbs that have had at least 1 property sale over the past 12 months.

Investor activity is climbing in South Australia

Prior to the pandemic, investor activity in South Australia had generally been falling. When COVID hit, investor home loans dropped initially but were relatively unaffected by the pandemic compared to Victoria and New South Wales. In the second half of 2021, investor activity saw historical growth. In March 2022, investor home loans reached a record $602 million, a 71% increase on the previous year.

The data also shows investors are beginning to take on more of the market from owner occupiers. In January 2021, investor loans made up 24% of all home loans, but that figure has now grown to 37%.

Property sentiment in Adelaide

Over half of Adelaide residents (55%) expect property prices in their local area to increase in the next 12 months, according to Finder's Consumer Sentiment Tracker. This includes 23% who think price growth will be significant. Just 16% believe prices in their area will decrease over the coming year.



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