Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Padiham (BB12 8)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Padiham (BB12 8).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Padiham 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. 39, Grisedale Drive, Padiham, sold for £270,000 on Oct-2023. Given the internal area of 114 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,368.

England & Wales have been officially metric for many decades. However house price per square foot is sometimes prefered by those of sufficiently advanced age. They may want to convert metres 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. £2,350-£2,500, £2,500-£2,650, £2,650-£2,800 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 254 sales in Padiham (BB12 8) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Padiham (BB12 8)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Padiham

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.

That said, the spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Padiham (BB12 8). Of the 254 transactions, half were sold for between £1,010 and £2,100 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,100m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

For the average, we calculate the 'median' or middle price. The median price per square metre in 'BB12 8' is £1,430. The table below shows how 'BB12 8' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BB12 7 Padiham £1,040m2 £1,440m2 £2,350m2
BB12 0 Burnley £1,020m2 £1,990m2 £2,480m2
BB12 6 Burnley £980m2 £1,230m2 £1,840m2
BB12 8 Padiham £1,010m2 £1,430m2 £2,100m2
BB12 9 Fence £2,390m2 £2,690m2 £3,070m2

Will Padiham 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 scatter plot below for BB12 8 (Padiham). From this one could infer a range of reasonable possible future price falls or rises. In the chart below, the red dashed line is the house price trend for BB12 8 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Padiham (BB12 8) over time
House price trends for Padiham

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Padiham 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. Furthermore, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. This information is based on sold prices and internal area data provided by Land Registry and other third parties - I do not verify the accuracy of the Padiham data or any other data I am given.

Price map for Padiham

I've just finished coding the map I link to below. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Padiham. 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. I will explain more about the methodology and create a key next week.

Property price heatmap for Padiham
House price heatmap for Padiham

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Ingham Street, Padiham, BB12 8D 63m2 £776 19
Castlerigg Drive, Padiham, BB12 8A 53m2 £2,250 17
Orchard Avenue, Padiham, BB12 8E 82m2 £1,899 17
Victoria Apartments, Padiham, BB12 8P 61m2 £980 17
Milton Street, Padiham, BB12 8R 87m2 £1,050 13
Burnley Road, Padiham, BB12 8S 98m2 £1,211 12
Peel Street, Padiham, BB12 8R 71m2 £880 11
Bendwood Close, Padiham, BB12 8R 111m2 £1,762 11

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Padiham 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.

Address Paid m2 £/m2
39, Grisedale Drive, Padiham £270,000
114 2,368
6, Shakespeare St, Padiham £99,000
89 1,112
32, Lawrence St, Padiham £90,000
82 1,097

See the entire list of all sales in Padiham (BB12 8) here.


HouseMetric is a hobby, created out of a desire to see data and analysis not present on any free to use website. It is still a work in progress and I'll add more stuff in the near future.