# House prices in BL3 4 (Bolton)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in 'BL3 4' (Bolton) - statistics were last calculated on 31 July 2024.

## Defining 'BL3 4'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BL3 4", 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 Bolton.

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 Bolton 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. 1, Errington Close, Bolton, sold for £340,000 on May-2024. Given the internal area of 113 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,008.

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. £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 240 sales in Bolton (BL3 4) that took place in the last two years.

##### Distribution of £ per sqm for Bolton
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Bolton

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 Bolton (BL3 4). Of the 240 transactions, half were sold for between £1,510 and £2,860 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BL3 4' is £2,140. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,860 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 Bolton

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 Bolton. 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 Bolton

## Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BL3 4' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BL3 1 Little Lever £1,760 sqm £2,160 sqm £2,670 sqm
BL3 3 Bolton £1,500 sqm £1,770 sqm £2,320 sqm
BL3 2 Bolton £1,190 sqm £1,580 sqm £2,210 sqm
BL3 4 Bolton £1,510 sqm £2,140 sqm £2,860 sqm
BL3 5 Bolton £1,340 sqm £1,750 sqm £2,210 sqm
BL3 6 Bolton £1,230 sqm £1,470 sqm £1,680 sqm

## Will Bolton 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 BL3 4 (Bolton) compared with both the wider area BL3 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 Bolton,Bolton
House price trends for Bolton

Download time series data as CSV (paying users only).

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 BL3 4 sales
Recent trends for Bolton

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 Bolton 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 Bolton 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
Wigan Road, Bolton, BL3 4Q 81 sqm £1,410 28
Deane Church Lane, Bolton, BL3 4E 97 sqm £1,354 27
Hulton Lane, Bolton, BL3 4L 88 sqm £1,874 27
Hulton Lane, Bolton, BL3 4J 90 sqm £1,404 15
Beaumont Chase, Bolton, BL3 4X 72 sqm £2,716 14
Winslow Road, Bolton, BL3 4S 79 sqm £2,381 12
Willows Lane, Bolton, BL3 4H 77 sqm £1,464 12
Willows Lane, Bolton, BL3 4A 79 sqm £1,208 11

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## Raw data

Our analysis of Bolton 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
1, Errington Close, Bolton £340,000
May-2024
113 3,008
518, Wigan Rd, Bolton £126,000
May-2024
66 1,909
31, Eastwood Close, Bolton £170,750
May-2024
63 2,710