Suburb Analyser

How many times have you heard a developer, cab driver or so-called property expert say, "This is a hot spot"?
See if they're in the ballpark or full of B.S. using the 'Suburb Analyser'.


What is the Suburb Analyser?

The Suburb Anaylser enables you to look up the most comprehensive set of supply and demand indicators available for any property market in Australia. Some of these stats are available nowhere else except here at DSR data. You can use these to intimately understand the nature of supply and demand for any Australian property market.

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The following image is a screen shot of the Suburb Analyser with the DSR+ tab selected. The red markings point out the features of the Suburb Analyser.

Suburb Analyser DSR+

Supply and demand are the only factors affecting price growth. So the Suburb Analyser is your first-stop-shop whenever a pesky developer recommends, "Invest here - you can't go wrong"!

If you're ever nervous about an investment or not sure if the location is right, make sure you check it out in the Suburb Analyser. It gives the most comprehensive view of supply and demand data for almost any property market in Australia.


What's in the Suburb Analyser?

Statistics displayed in the Suburb Analyser are split into 3 groups:

  1. DSR is the Demand to Supply Ratio and all its statistics as seen in property mags for years
  2. DSR+ is the 'souped up' version that includes loads more fresh data
  3. SSI is the list of Strategy Suitability Indices

Other statistics of interest can be seen clicking on:  

The Microburbs page will load showing details of the suburb selected in the Suburb Analyser.

Note however, that your browser may initially warn you that pop-ups are blocked. This is a security feature. To see Microburbs you need to allow pop-ups from DSRdata.com.au. Google 'How to allow popups in ...' your browser e.g. Chrome, Internet Exploer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc.


Can anyone use the Suburb Analyser?

Anyone who has at least a free account with DSRdata.com.au can use the Suburb Analyser. All you need to provide when registering for your free account is an email address that we can send your password to.

Note however, that DSR+ and SSI stats are only for "Millionaires". The default account after registering is the "Cheapskate". A Cheapskate can access all the statistics in the DSR group, but not in the DSR+ or SSI groups. Also, the quick link to Microburbs only works for Millionaire users.

It's easy to upgrade from Cheapskate to Millionare, but it costs a fortune (see pricing). So have a play with the free account until you can afford it.


How do I use the Suburb Analyser?

Simply start typing the name of a suburb you're interested in and a list of matching markets will appear.

Suburb Analyser Market Selector

Note that the markets are split in two:

  • Houses
  • Units

You can check out both markets in the one suburb to see if one is better. Always be sure you select the right property type when researching since the demand and supply for one can differ significantly in the same suburb.

Examine the statistics on the tabs that you have access to (DSR, DSR+ & SSI). Hover your mouse over the information icon to see what each statistic is.

Info Icon

If that isn't enough, you can click on the "more" link and go to a page dedicated to thoroughly explaining that statistic.


How do I know if a statistic is good?

Everyone knows that a vacancy rate under 1% is pretty good. But do you know what a good value for Neighbour Price Balancing (NPB) is? What about a score for Market Cycle Timing (MCT)?

This is where a graphic to display a statistic's value in context with the national average would come in handy. Click on the Context Ruler button to the right of the statistic's value.

Context Ruler Button

Clicking this button will pop-up a graphic looking something like this?

Context Ruler image

This is called a Context Ruler. It places an unfamiliar statistic in perspective visually.


How can I see values from the past?

Click on the next button in the Suburb Analyser to see a statistic's history.

Historical Chart Button

This button will display a chart of historical values for the statistic.

DOM historical chart