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Brisbane’s top #20 school zones for price growth

by Kate Watt, Marketing Manager 20 January 2021

The annual migration back to the classroom is about to take place with students and parents alike in the final throws of preparing for a new academic year.

The decision on which school to send your precious little ones – and not so little ones – is not always easy.

There are many factors to consider, including whether you fall into the catchment zone for your young scholar’s preferred school.

The battle for a family home within popular school catchment zones can see prices skyrocket.

The number crunchers at Domain have taken a look at the stats to paint a picture of Brisbane’s school catchment zones in its 2020 School Zones Report.

The figures could surprise you.

Overall, secondary school catchments appear to have a more positive impact on house price growth compared to primary school catchments. The top ten growth rates for school catchment zones ranged from a whopping 14 per cent to 29 per cent.

Five Brissie primary school catchment zones cracked the national top 10 list including nearby Bald Hills State School. Our other local, Aspley State School – also cracked Brissie’s top 10.

To calculate the price growth Domain took the annual change in the median house price within a school catchment area. It compared the median sale price from November 2019 – October 2020 to the median sale price from November 2018 – October 2019.

Here are the results.

Primary school catchment zones with the highest 12-month property price increases:

  1. Bald Hills State School, $675,000, 29.2%
  2. Wynnum West State School, $547,500, 28.8%
  3. Rainworth State School, $1,150,000, 27.8%
  4. Ipswich Central State School, $365,000, 27%
  5. Cannon Hill State School, $755,000, 25.8%
  6. Tingalpa State School, $675,000, 25.6%
  7. Marsden State School, $342,000, 23.9%
  8. Morayfield State School, $382,250, 23.9%
  9. Aspley State School, $776,500, 23.3%
  10. Yeronga State School, $837,500, 22.3%

Secondary school catchment zones with the highest 12-month property price increases:

  1. Flagstone State Community College, $471,000, 23.9%
  2. Rochedale State High School, $750,000, 20.5%
  3. Marsden State High School, $359,000, 19.7%
  4. Narangba Valley State High School, $500,000, 18.5%
  5. Caboolture State High School, $420,000, 18.3%
  6. Tullawong State High School, $412,000, 17.7%
  7. Sandgate District State High School, $490,000, 16.7%
  8. Woodridge State High School, $261,312, 16.1%
  9. Morayfield State High School, $382,500, 15.9%
  10. Bremer State High School, $365,000, 14.1%

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