Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Worthing (BN14 8)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Worthing (BN14 8).


Defining 'BN14 8'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BN14 8", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector.

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. Flat A 37, Broadwater Road, Worthing, sold for £300,000 on Dec-2023. Given the internal area of 77 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,896.

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. £4,250-£4,500, £4,500-£4,750, £4,750-£5,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 153 sales in Worthing (BN14 8) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Worthing (BN14 8)
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 (BN14 8). Of the 153 transactions, half were sold for between £3,810 and £4,820 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BN14 8' is £4,220. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,820m2. 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 'BN14 8' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BN14 8 Worthing £3,810m2 £4,220m2 £4,820m2
BN14 7 Worthing £3,940m2 £4,430m2 £4,950m2
BN14 0 Findon £4,380m2 £5,110m2 £5,870m2
BN14 9 Worthing £3,910m2 £4,540m2 £5,200m2

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 scatter plot below for BN14 8 (Worthing). 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 BN14 8 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Worthing (BN14 8) over time
House price trends for Worthing

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: 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. 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 Worthing data or any other data I am given.

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
King Edward Avenue, Worthing, BN14 8D 94m2 £3,907 33
Broadwater Road, Worthing, BN14 8A 69m2 £2,675 25
Penfold Road, Worthing, BN14 8P 64m2 £3,305 23
Sackville Road, Worthing, BN14 8B 83m2 £3,825 17
Marlowe Road, Worthing, BN14 8E 91m2 £4,063 17
Dominion Road, Worthing, BN14 8J 79m2 £3,680 17
Congreve Road, Worthing, BN14 8E 93m2 £4,071 16
Clarendon Road, Worthing, BN14 8Q 82m2 £4,256 12

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 m2 £/m2
Flat A 37, Broadwater Rd, Worthing £300,000
Dec-2023
77 3,896
16, Evelyn Rd, Worthing £302,500
Dec-2023
79 3,829
168, Dominion Rd, Worthing £380,000
Nov-2023
92 4,130

See the entire list of all sales in Worthing (BN14 8) 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.