Town snapshot – St Albans Park
Suburb Profile: St Albans Park
The size of St Albans Park is approximately 4.2 square kilometers and has nine parks covering nearly 2.5% of total area.
The population of St Albans Park in 2016 was 4,837, and by the 2021 Census the population was recorded at 4,942 showing a population increase of 2.2% in the area during that time.
St Albans Park is a residential suburb 5 kilometers south-east of central Geelong.
It was detached from the suburb of Whittington in about 1999 and the boundary between them is Townsend Street.
St Albans Park’s southern boundary is the Barwon River, and as the suburb proceeds south it is less built-up.
The suburb is thought to be named after the rural town of St Albans (1852) and/or the St Albans homestead and horse stud (1873).
James Wilson was the very successful owner of the horse stud.
The census for 1871 recorded 312 people in St Albans, of whom about 40% were Wesleyans. A Methodist church had been built in 1869, in Wilson Street about 600 metres north of the homestead.
Much of the built-up area in St Albans Park was created when the suburb was part of Whittington, particularly the part west of Wilson Street.
CoreLogic data indicates that the predominant age group in St Albans Park is 40-49 years with households in St Albans Park being primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying on average $1,400 per month on mortgage repayments, and in general, people in St Albans Park work in a trades occupation.
“St Albans Park is a great pocket on the fringe of the Geelong CBD within 10 minutes from the Geelong Waterfront and Botanical Gardens.
“Spoilt for choice with nearby shopping centres, schools, public transport, well equipped playgrounds and only 20minutes to the Bellarine Peninsula, St Albans Park provides property opportunities to call home, from units to lifestyle properties on larger parcels of land.
“There have been 66 Houses sold in St Albans Park in the past 12 months with a median sale price of $627K, taking on average 40 days to sell.
“There have been 12 Units sold in St Albans Park in the past 12 months with a median sale price of $475K, taking on average 25 days to sell.
“The area is highly sought after with great capital growth for homeowners and great rental return for investors at approx. 4% yield.
“If you’re looking to purchase or invest , St Albans Park provides opportunity across many price brackets to suit.”
Tiffany Simpson – Director/Licenced Estate Agent – Hayeswinckle East Geelong
St Albans Park was detached from the suburb of Whittington in about 1999
Median age: 46
5 year population change: 2.2%
House median value: $552,300
Change in Median Price: (5yrs) 52.9%
Median asking rent per week: $435
Average length of ownership: 15 years
Owner occupiers: 78%
House median sale price:
- June 2023: $627,000
- June 2022: $626,000
- June 2021: $535,000
- June 2020: $440,000
- June 2019: $428,500
House sales per annum:
- Period ending June 2023: 66
- Period ending June 2022: 64
Land median sale price:
- June 2023: N/A
- June 2022: N/A
Land sales per annum:
- Period ending June 2023: 0
- Period ending June 2022: 1