# House prices in BB3 0 (Lower Darwen)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in 'BB3 0' (Lower Darwen, Darwen) - statistics were last calculated on 31 July 2024.

## Defining 'BB3 0'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BB3 0", 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 Lower Darwen.

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 Lower Darwen 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. 11, Kingsway, Lower Darwen, Darwen, sold for £230,000 on May-2024. Given the internal area of 97 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,371.

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. £1,900-£2,000, £2,000-£2,100, £2,100-£2,200 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 228 sales in Lower Darwen (BB3 0) that took place in the last two years.

##### Distribution of £ per sqm for Lower Darwen, Darwen
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Lower Darwen

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 Lower Darwen (BB3 0). Of the 228 transactions, half were sold for between £1,160 and £2,350 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BB3 0' is £1,520. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,350 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 Lower Darwen, Darwen

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 Darwen. 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 Lower Darwen, Darwen

## Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BB3 0' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BB3 0 Lower Darwen £1,160 sqm £1,520 sqm £2,350 sqm
BB3 2 Darwen £1,100 sqm £1,470 sqm £1,990 sqm
BB3 3 Darwen £1,030 sqm £1,590 sqm £2,210 sqm
BB3 1 Darwen £970 sqm £1,310 sqm £1,800 sqm

## Will Darwen 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 BB3 0 (Lower Darwen) compared with both the wider area BB3 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 Lower Darwen,Darwen
House price trends for Lower Darwen

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 BB3 0 sales
Recent trends for Lower Darwen

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 Darwen 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 Darwen 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
Blackburn Road, Lower Darwen, BB3 0A 92 sqm £1,007 32
Sandy Lane, Lower Darwen, BB3 0P 97 sqm £1,595 22
Olive Lane, Lower Darwen, BB3 0E 75 sqm £932 21
Lynwood Avenue, Lower Darwen, BB3 0J 87 sqm £1,134 17
Delphinium Way, Lower Darwen, BB3 0S 79 sqm £2,255 16
Aintree Drive, Lower Darwen, BB3 0Q 74 sqm £2,373 15
St Albans Road, Lower Darwen, BB3 0H 106 sqm £1,127 15
Stopes Brow, Lower Darwen, BB3 0Q 84 sqm £1,272 14

## Raw data

Our analysis of Lower Darwen 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.