Sharers eye beachside suburbs in 2016

on 13 January 2016 by Aaron Wischusen

Data from searches performed on Flatmates.com.au in the first weeks of 2016 have revealed the the most popular suburbs for those looking to share.

While these are not necessarily the suburbs with the most listings, they are the suburbs people are looking in, or, perhaps daydreaming about.

Based on the data, it appears a sea change is on the mind of many looking, with beachside suburbs dominating lists in most states.

This was most evident in Queensland with Gold Coast suburbs ranking higher than many of those in inner city Brisbane.

Further south, Sydney’s Bondi Beach and Manly were the most searched suburbs in NSW, trumping perennial favourites Surry Hills and Newtown.

In the west, searches for Perth’s Fremantle and Scarborough suburbs topped the inner-city haunts of East Perth and the CBD.

Flatmates.com.au CEO, Thomas Clement said the higher number of searches for beachside suburbs were most likely driven by travellers and those moving to new areas.

“Travellers and those new to an area will generally start their searches with somewhere they know, such as Bondi, Manly, or St Kilda.”

“Combine that with local residents who are dreaming of a summer by the beach and you will see demand for those suburbs skyrocket.”

Clement, said they expected 2016 to become the sites busiest on record based on the demand already experienced.

“The start of the year is always the busiest period for share accommodation, as many people are moving interstate, starting new jobs or commencing study.”

“We are currently experiencing a 60% increase in traffic compared with 2015, equating to around a 54% increase in users,” said Clement.

Queensland

Rank Suburb Avg. Room Price P/W
1 Surfers Paradise $217
2 Southport $194
3 St Lucia $229
4 Burleigh Heads $212
5 New Farm $220
6 Broadbeach $203
7 Brisbane CBD $272
8 West End $224
9 Paddington $203
10 Maroochydore $174

New South Wales

1 Bondi / Bondi Beach $332
2 Manly $348
3 Surry Hills $326
4 Coogee $307
5 Newtown $304
6 Sydney CBD $335
7 Randwick $281
8 Paddington $324
9 Zetland $340
10 Redfern $310

Victoria

1 Melbourne CBD $270
2 St Kilda $241
3 South Yarra $270
4 Richmond $245
5 Fitzroy $258
6 Brunswick $212
7 Carlton $245
8 Prahran $241
9 Clayton $173
10 Hawthorn $216

Western Australia

1 Fremantle $241
2 Scarborough $213
3 Perth CBD $262
4 Joondalup $196
5 East Perth $266
6 Subiaco $249
7 Bentley $168
8 Mount Lawley $219
9 Nedlands $208
10 Northbridge $258

South Australia

1 Adelaide CBD $212
2 Mawson Lakes $165
3 Glenelg $166
4 Bedford Park $158
5 Norwood $173
6 Gawler $161

Australian Capital Territory

1 Braddon $237
2 Canberra $277
3 Bruce $180
4 Turner $211
5 Campbell $186
6 Acton $234
7 Kingston $222
8 Belconnen $208
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  • Aaron Wischusen
  • aaron@flatmates.com.au
  • Public Relations and Community Manager