Manly is located 17 kilometres north-east of the Sydney CBD in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $3,592,500 with 45.7% of homes being owner occupied.

The size of Manly is approximately 5.6 square kilometres. It has 15 parks covering nearly 34.7% of the total area. The population of Manly,  recorded from the 2016 Census was 15,861.  The predominant age group in Manly is 30-39 years old. Households in Manly are primarily childless couples and are likely to be repaying $4000 per month on mortgage repayments. In general, the majority of people in Manly work in a professional occupation.

 

Median Property Sales Price        
  Year 2017 Year 2018 Year 2019 Year 2020 Year 2021
Period Median Price Median Price Median Price Median Price Median Price
January $2,775,000 $3,210,000 $3,131,000 $2,962,500 $3,037,500
February $2,987,500 $3,160,000 $3,230,000 $2,900,000 $3,155,000
March $2,987,500 $3,260,000 $3,055,000 $2,925,000 $3,450,000
April $2,987,500 $3,280,000 $3,001,000 $2,912,500 $3,500,000
May $2,987,500 $3,280,000 $3,001,000 $2,900,000 $3,592,500
June $3,070,000 $3,310,000 $2,955,500 $2,900,000 n/a
July $3,100,500 $3,310,000 $2,850,000 $2,950,000 n/a
August $3,101,001 $3,400,000 $2,825,652 $2,937,500 n/a
September $3,135,000 $3,310,000 $2,900,000 $2,950,000 n/a
October $3,120,000 $3,365,000 $2,925,000 $2,980,000 n/a
November $3,160,000 $3,230,000 $2,925,000 $3,037,500 n/a
December $3,260,000 $3,105,000 $2,962,500 $3,075,000 n/a
       

Household Structure

53.6% Couples with no children living at home, 35.5% Couples with Children living at home, 9.2% Single Parents, 1.6% Other.

Household Occupancy

50.9% Renting, 26.6% Owns Outright, 19.1% Purchaser with Mortgage, 2.6% Not Stated, 0.7% Other

Average Household Income

Income Range Manly % Northern Beaches %
0-15.6K 3.3 2.8
15.6-33.8K 7.8 8.5
33.8-52K 6.2 8.3
52-78K 9.1 11.4
78-130K 19.1 20.4
130-182K 10.5 13.0
182K+ 33.0 24.8

Manly was named by Captain Arthur Phillip for the Indigenous people living there, stating that “their confidence and manly behaviour made me give the name of Manly Cove to this place”.

60.1% of people living in Manly were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 11.7%, New Zealand 3.6%, United States 2.5%, Brazil 1.7% and South Africa 1.5%. 74.5% of people living in Manly speak only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included French 2.3%, Spanish 2.1%, Portuguese 1.8%, German 1.7% and Italian 1.0%.

Report Created August 2021

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