Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Bournemouth (BH1 3)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Bournemouth (BH1 3).


Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Bournemouth 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 8 Garden House, 3, Meyrick Road, Bournemouth, sold for £220,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 82 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,682.

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. £3,800-£4,000, £4,000-£4,200, £4,200-£4,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 239 sales in Bournemouth (BH1 3) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Bournemouth (BH1 3)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Bournemouth

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 Bournemouth (BH1 3). Of the 239 transactions, half were sold for between £2,950 and £3,920 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,920m2. 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 'BH1 3' is £3,380. The table below shows how 'BH1 3' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BH1 4 Bournemouth £2,660m2 £3,190m2 £3,630m2
BH1 2 Bournemouth £2,480m2 £3,010m2 £3,450m2
BH1 1 Bournemouth £2,830m2 £3,390m2 £3,830m2
BH1 3 Bournemouth £2,950m2 £3,380m2 £3,920m2

Will Bournemouth 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 BH1 3 (Bournemouth). 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 BH1 3 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Bournemouth (BH1 3) over time
House price trends for Bournemouth

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth data or any other data I am given.

Price map for Bournemouth

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 Bournemouth. 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 Bournemouth
House price heatmap for Bournemouth

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Manor Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3E 109m2 £3,473 73
Knyveton Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3Q 72m2 £3,105 71
Manor Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3H 81m2 £3,289 49
Grove Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3D 82m2 £3,767 32
Manor Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3J 74m2 £3,781 31
Manor Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3B 112m2 £3,729 18
Gervis Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3E 97m2 £2,887 16
Derby Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3P 72m2 £2,617 16

Search for your street here.

New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 New build sales
Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3P 68m2 £3,283 14
Knyveton Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3F 55m2 £3,642 17

Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3P has seen 14 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £209,708). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 68 m2, with an average price of £3,283 m2. This £sqm average is £-97 below the average for BH1 3. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium. In the case of Christchurch Road the premium seems not to exist. Without more info we can only speculate why this may be. Perhaps it may be greater density and smaller gardens, but this is just a guess.

Raw data

Our analysis of Bournemouth 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
Flat 8 Garden House, 3, Meyrick Rd, Bournemouth £220,000
Sep-2023
82 2,682
Flat 45 Albany, Manor Rd, Bournemouth £295,000
Sep-2023
132 2,234
Flat 73 Albany, Manor Rd, Bournemouth £247,000
Aug-2023
72 3,430

See the entire list of all sales in Bournemouth (BH1 3) here.

About

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.