House prices in BN13 3 (Worthing)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Worthing (BN13 3).


Defining 'BN13 3'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BN13 3", 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 Worthing.

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 Worthing 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. 9, Chestnut Walk, Worthing, sold for £410,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 88 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,659.

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 191 sales in Worthing (BN13 3) that took place in the last two years.

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

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 Worthing (BN13 3). Of the 191 transactions, half were sold for between £4,060 and £5,140 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BN13 3' is £4,540. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,140 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 Worthing

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 Worthing. 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 Worthing
House price heatmap for Worthing

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BN13 3' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BN13 2 Worthing £3,950 sqm £4,570 sqm £5,120 sqm
BN13 1 Worthing £3,710 sqm £4,380 sqm £4,910 sqm
BN13 3 Worthing £4,060 sqm £4,540 sqm £5,140 sqm

Will Worthing 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 BN13 3 (Worthing) compared with both the wider area BN13 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 Worthing,Worthing
House price trends for Worthing

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 BN13 3 sales
Recent trends for Worthing

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 Worthing 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 Worthing 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
Mill Lane, Worthing, BN13 3D 178 sqm £3,978 17
Arundel Road, Worthing, BN13 3E 144 sqm £4,001 15
New Road, Worthing, BN13 3J 77 sqm £4,807 13
Hayling Rise, Worthing, BN13 3A 124 sqm £4,908 13
Malthouse Way, Worthing, BN13 3G 85 sqm £4,428 11
Adur Avenue, Worthing, BN13 3L 83 sqm £4,338 11
Brisbane Close, Worthing, BN13 3H 78 sqm £4,152 10
Cornfield Way, Worthing, BN13 3F 103 sqm £3,534 10

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Worthing 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
9, Chestnut Walk, Worthing £410,000
Mar-2024
88 4,659
3, Essenhigh Drive, Worthing £305,000
Feb-2024
100 3,050
6, Corfe Close, Worthing £332,000
Feb-2024
63 5,269

See the entire list of all sales in Worthing (BN13 3) here.

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