Suburb Profile

Stafford Buyers Agent’s Guide

Are you looking to purchase a home or investment property in Stafford? As a Stafford Buyers’ Agent we’d be happy to help and have compiled the following suburb profile for your information. Best wishes with your Stafford property purchase!

Stafford Suburb Profile

Stafford is a middle-ring suburb located 8km north of the Brisbane CBD. The suburb is best known for its house price affordability, green spaces and ease of access to the CBD via the airport link tunnel. Stafford is bordered by the suburbs of Kedron, Gordon Park, Everton Park, Stafford Heights, and the Grange.

The population of Stafford in 2016 was around 6,544 and continues to grow. 47.8% of households in Stafford are owner occupied and consistent predominantly of couples without children.

Stafford has a large retail centre on Stafford Road with, cafes, supermarkets, post office, Bunnings, and much more. In addition, there are retail strip malls running along Stafford Road.

Several convenient bus services connect Stafford with the Brisbane CBD and the outer suburbs of Brisbane. Stops are located all the way along Stafford Road, Webster Road and many back streets. Most houses in Stafford are no more than a 5 minute walk to a bus route.

Local primary schools include Queen of Apostles Primary School, and Stafford State School. Much of Stafford falls into the catchment area of Everton Park State High School.

There is an abundance of parks, sports grounds and green spaces in and around the suburb. Major parks and sporting fields include; Keong Park, Rod Harvey Park, Gibson Park, Hickey Park and Kedron Brook also runs along the southern border of the suburb.

Most residents commute to the Brisbane CBD for work, many other residents work locally at the smaller retail and hospitality businesses.

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Traffic noise can be an issue for properties close to major thoroughfares including Webster Rd and Stafford Rd.

Buyers should check the Brisbane City Council Flood Maps, as some areas (especially homes close to Kedron Brook) are susceptible to flooding.

Stafford Flood Map

Housing type and typical block size

The vast majority (60%) of properties in Stafford are free standing houses.

The suburb is particularly well known for its post war style houses constructed in the 50’s & 60’s including many properties owned by the Department of Social Housing. These properties tend to be on good sized blocks (600m2).

Many of the post war homes are now being removed to allow for subdivisions, and the construction of new homes.

What can my money buy in Stafford?

Stafford House Prices

The median house price in Stafford is $947,000 which is close to Brisbane’s median.

The median house price in Stafford would typically buy a 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom house on a 405m2 block. For example: 23 Crawford Avenue Stafford, QLD, 4053 – sold for $936,000 in March 2022 (click to view listing and see images below)

Buying a house in Stafford

Stafford Unit Prices

The median unit price in Stafford is: $415,000.

This amount would typically buy a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1-garage unit in an modern style complex. For example: 151/6 Babarra Street Stafford, QLD, 4053 – sold for $412,000 in March 2022 (click to view listing and see images below)

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How has the Stafford property market been performing?

In the last 5 years the median house price has increased by a massive 60.5%. Over the last 10 years, house prices have increased by 8% per annum.

Units in Stafford have seen more modest price growth. In the last 5 years the median price of units has increased by 5.6%. On average, over the last 10 years unit prices have increased by 1.1% per annum.

Supply and demand characteristics for Stafford

  • Average Days on Market: Houses 13 days. Units: 40 days.
  • On average houses are selling 7% above their list price. Units typically sell 4% above their list price.
  • Stafford’s auction clearance rates are 65% for houses.
  • The average rental yield for houses is 2.8%, compared to 5.15% for units.
  • There is a shortage of houses currently listed for sale (0.74%), (The market for units is more balance with 2.16% of units currently listed for sale.)
  • The rental vacancy rates are extremely tight for both houses (0.86%) and units (0.21%).

**Statistics are accurate for June 2022

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