# House prices in BA1 2 (Bath)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in 'BA1 2' (Bath) - statistics were last calculated on 31 July 2024.

## Defining 'BA1 2'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BA1 2", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. There are no official names for postcode sectors so I've just labelled it Bath.

You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector, or you can enter a different postcode sector (e.g. CM23 4) below.

FYI, a postcode sector is the full postcode without the last two letters.

## Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Bath is not much use. However, knowing average price per square metre can be quite useful. Price per sqm allows some comparison between properties of different size. We define price per square metre as the sold price divided by the internal area of a property:

£ per sqm = price ÷ internal area
E.g. Flat 4 12, The Circus, Bath, sold for £485,000 on Jun-2024. Given the internal area of 84 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,773.

England & Wales have been officially metric since 1965. However house price per square foot is prefered by some estate agents and those of sufficiently advanced age ;-) They may want to convert square meters on this page to square feet.

The chart below is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of this house price per sqm data. To make this chart we put the sales data into a series of £ per sqm 'buckets' (e.g. £5,700-£6,000, £6,000-£6,300, £6,300-£6,600 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 117 sales in Bath (BA1 2) that took place in the last two years.

##### Distribution of £ per sqm for Bath
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Bath

You can see the spread of prices above. This is because although internal area is a key factor in determining valuation, it is not the only factor. Many factors other than size affect desirability; these factors could be condition, aspect, garden size, negotiating power of the vendor etc.

The spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Bath (BA1 2). Of the 117 transactions, half were sold for between £4,640 and £7,090 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BA1 2' is £5,850. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £7,090 sqm. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

## Price map for Bath

Do have a look at the interactive price map I created. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Bath. You can zoom in all the way to individual properties and then all the way back out to see the whole country. The colours show the current estimated property values.

House price heatmap for Bath

## Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BA1 2' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BA1 3 Bath £4,270 sqm £4,950 sqm £5,510 sqm
BA1 6 Bath £4,210 sqm £4,940 sqm £5,680 sqm
BA1 7 Batheaston £3,980 sqm £4,850 sqm £5,770 sqm
BA1 9 Lansdown £5,130 sqm £5,510 sqm £6,180 sqm
BA1 4 Bath £3,980 sqm £4,640 sqm £5,350 sqm
BA1 5 Bath £4,970 sqm £6,020 sqm £7,110 sqm
BA1 8 Upper Swainswick £4,800 sqm £5,420 sqm £5,730 sqm
BA1 1 Bath £4,570 sqm £4,850 sqm £6,440 sqm
BA1 2 Bath £4,640 sqm £5,850 sqm £7,090 sqm

## Will Bath house prices drop in 2024?

I cannot tell the future and don't believe anyone who says they can. I can however plot price trends - I have done this in the chart below for BA1 2 (Bath) compared with both the wider area BA1 and inflation (CPIH from the Office of National Statistics). The dashed trend lines in the chart show the average over time.

##### Historic price per square metre in Bath,Bath
House price trends for Bath

For the most recent sales activity, rather than a summarized average, it is better to see the underlying data. This is shown in the chart below, where blue dots represent individual sales, click on them to see details. If there is an obvious trend you should be able to spot it here amid the noise from outliers.

##### Most recent BA1 2 sales
Recent trends for Bath

Data from Land Registry comes in gradually over time. I update it every month but it takes about 5 months for the majority of sales for Bath to be recorded. Disclaimer: I do not verify and cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. Outliers exist in the data, typically these are where the EPC registry records the internal area incorrectly, sometimes although very rarely the Land Registry price paid data can be wrong. The data provided throughout this website about Bath and any other area, is not financial advice. Any information provided does not and cannot ever take in to account the particular financial situation, objectives or property needs of either you or anyone reading this information.

## Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £sqm Recent sales
Portland Place, Bath, BA1 2R 75 sqm £5,093 16
Rivers Street, Bath, BA1 2Q 98 sqm £5,388 15
Cranwells Park, Bath, BA1 2Y 131 sqm £6,099 13
Park Lane, Bath, BA1 2X 78 sqm £5,570 12
Alfred Street, Bath, BA1 2Q 59 sqm £5,621 12
Brock Street, Bath, BA1 2L 107 sqm £6,880 11
St James'S Park, Bath, BA1 2S 109 sqm £6,431 10
Great Stanhope Street, Bath, BA1 2B 56 sqm £4,425 8

## Raw data

Our analysis of Bath is derived from what is essentially a big table of sold prices from Land Registry with added property size information. Below are three rows from this table to give you an idea.