House prices in BH19 2 (Swanage)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Swanage (BH19 2).

Defining 'BH19 2'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BH19 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 Swanage.

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 Swanage 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, Richmond Road, Swanage, sold for £345,000 on Apr-2024. Given the internal area of 83 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,156.

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. £5,250-£5,500, £5,500-£5,750, £5,750-£6,000 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 Swanage (BH19 2) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Swanage
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Swanage

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 Swanage (BH19 2). Of the 117 transactions, half were sold for between £3,970 and £5,550 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BH19 2' is £4,750. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,550 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 Swanage

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 Swanage. 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.

Property price heatmap for Swanage
House price heatmap for Swanage

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BH19 2' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BH19 2 Swanage £3,970 sqm £4,750 sqm £5,550 sqm
BH19 3 Langton Matravers £5,070 sqm £6,120 sqm £7,380 sqm
BH19 1 Swanage £4,000 sqm £4,630 sqm £5,400 sqm

Will Swanage 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 BH19 2 (Swanage) compared with both the wider area BH19 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 Swanage,Swanage
House price trends for Swanage

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 BH19 2 sales
Recent trends for Swanage

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 Swanage 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 Swanage 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
High Street, Swanage, BH19 2N 84 sqm £3,700 33
Park Road, Swanage, BH19 2A 83 sqm £3,767 21
Peveril Road, Swanage, BH19 2D 85 sqm £4,779 15
Queens Road, Swanage, BH19 2E 110 sqm £4,786 13
High Street, Swanage, BH19 2P 87 sqm £4,122 11
Priests Road, Swanage, BH19 2R 91 sqm £4,530 9
Higher Days Road, Swanage, BH19 2L 79 sqm £4,555 8
Manwell Road, Swanage, BH19 2Q 82 sqm £5,998 8

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Swanage 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 sqm £/sqm
11, Richmond Rd, Swanage £345,000
83 4,156
10, Exeter Rd, Swanage £540,000
112 4,821
56, High St, Swanage £600,000
172 3,488

See the entire list of all sales in Swanage (BH19 2) here.


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