Helensvale Real Estate
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Helensvale Queensland, the Suburb
Helensvale is a suburb of the City of Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Helensvale had a population of 16,862 people.
The name is derived from the name given to a local sugar plantation. A plantation was established in the area around 1870 by Arthur Robinson and Ernest White. Helena was the name of White’s youngest sister.
Helensvale was officially named as a locality by the Queensland Place Names Board on 31 March 1979. On 7 February 2003 it was designated as a suburb.
Helensvale is bounded by the Pacific Motorway to the west, by the Coomera River to the north, by Saltwater Creek to the north-east, by Coombabah Creek and Coombabah Lake to the south-east. Saltwater Creek flows through the suburb from west (Oxenford) to the north from where it forms the north-east boundary of the suburb.
The principal land use is residential including some Canal estates in the north of the suburb providing boat access to Coomera River and Saltwater Creek. There are areas of low-lying mangrove swamps along the Coombabah Creek. Saltwater Creek Conservation Park is small, protected area of 1.8 hectares (4.4 acres) in the west of the suburb.
The Gold Coast railway line passes through the suburb from north (Coomera) to south (Arundel). The suburb is served by the Helensvale railway station. The Gold Coast light rail has its northern terminus at the railway station and then exits the suburb to the south running immediately parallel and east of the railway line.
Helensvale was the first integrated suburb built on the hinterland fringe of the Gold Coast and welcomed its first residents in the 1980s with a shopping centre, primary and secondary state schools, golf course, parks and a bowls club. Helensvale State School opened on 23 January 1984. Helensvale State High School opened on 29 January 1990. Westfield Helensvale opened on 13 October 2005.
Helensvale Statistically Speaking
In the 2016 Census, there were 16,862 people in Helensvale. Of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.
There were 8,606 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Helensvale. Of these 57.7% were employed full time, 31.6% were employed part-time and 6.5% were unemployed.
In Helensvale, 94.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.8% were unoccupied, compared to unoccupied of 10.6% for Queensland and 11.2% Nationally.
Of occupied private dwellings in Helensvale, 83.0% were separate houses, 13.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.9% were flat or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.
The most common occupations in Helensvale included Professionals 17.0%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 15.2%,
Technicians and Trades Workers 15.0%, Managers 13.5%, and Sales Workers 11.8%.
This information has been sourced from Australian Bureau of Statistics, for more information please Click here to see more information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics
Suburbs surrounding Helensvale, are Oxenford, Gaven, Upper Coomera, Maudsland, Arundel, Pacific Pines, and close to Parkwood, Hope Island and Coomera. To read specific suburb information on Oxenford click here.
Helensvale Real Estate is in good shape
Median property prices over the last year range from $700,000 for houses to $374,000 for units. If you are looking for an investment property, consider houses in Helensvale rent out for $640 PW with an annual rental yield of 4.8% and units rent for $430 PW with a rental yield of 6.0%. Based on five years of sales, Helensvale has seen a compound growth rate of 3.7% for houses and 2.9% for units.*
* Information correct as at 7th January 2021, accessed from the public rea website,