Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Bournemouth (BH9 1)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Bournemouth (BH9 1).

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. 11, Crichel Road, Bournemouth, sold for £325,000 on Aug-2023. Given the internal area of 100 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,250.

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 249 sales in Bournemouth (BH9 1) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Bournemouth (BH9 1)
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 (BH9 1). Of the 249 transactions, half were sold for between £3,400 and £4,210 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,210m2. 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 'BH9 1' is £3,820. The table below shows how 'BH9 1' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BH9 3 Bournemouth £3,870m2 £4,460m2 £4,980m2
BH9 2 Bournemouth £3,230m2 £3,700m2 £4,260m2
BH9 1 Bournemouth £3,400m2 £3,820m2 £4,210m2

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 BH9 1 (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 BH9 1 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Bournemouth (BH9 1) 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
Alma Road, Bournemouth, BH9 1A 98m2 £3,053 32
Portland Road, Bournemouth, BH9 1N 85m2 £3,782 27
Markham Road, Bournemouth, BH9 1J 87m2 £3,449 24
Acland Road, Bournemouth, BH9 1J 93m2 £3,399 21
Pine Road, Bournemouth, BH9 1L 86m2 £3,756 20
Hankinson Road, Bournemouth, BH9 1H 102m2 £3,304 19
Ripon Road, Bournemouth, BH9 1R 86m2 £3,528 18
Maxwell Road, Bournemouth, BH9 1D 106m2 £3,298 17

Search for your street here.

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
11, Crichel Rd, Bournemouth £325,000
100 3,250
87, Charminster Avenue, Bournemouth £281,000
67 4,194
88, Portland Rd, Bournemouth £341,600
89 3,838

See the entire list of all sales in Bournemouth (BH9 1) 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.