Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Rustington (BN16 3)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Rustington (BN16 3).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Rustington 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. 39, Fircroft Crescent, Rustington, sold for £390,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 61 square metres, the price per sqm is £6,393.

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 256 sales in Rustington (BN16 3) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Rustington (BN16 3)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Rustington

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 Rustington (BN16 3). Of the 256 transactions, half were sold for between £3,620 and £4,720 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,720m2. 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 'BN16 3' is £4,090. The table below shows how 'BN16 3' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BN16 2 Rustington £4,020m2 £4,780m2 £5,980m2
BN16 4 Angmering £3,830m2 £4,330m2 £4,920m2
BN16 1 East Preston £3,620m2 £4,470m2 £5,570m2
BN16 3 Rustington £3,620m2 £4,090m2 £4,720m2

Will Rustington 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 BN16 3 (Rustington). 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 BN16 3 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Rustington (BN16 3) over time
House price trends for Rustington

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Rustington 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 Rustington data or any other data I am given.

Price map for Rustington

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 Rustington. 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 Rustington
House price heatmap for Rustington

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Dinsdale Gardens, Rustington, BN16 3N 82m2 £3,662 27
Station Road, Rustington, BN16 3B 86m2 £3,839 22
The Street, Rustington, BN16 3N 92m2 £4,200 22
Old Manor Road, Rustington, BN16 3Q 81m2 £4,188 20
Wakehurst Place, Rustington, BN16 3U 52m2 £2,757 19
Woodlands Avenue, Rustington, BN16 3E 75m2 £3,651 13
Angmering Way, Rustington, BN16 3R 78m2 £3,565 13
Hide Gardens, Rustington, BN16 3N 84m2 £3,533 13

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Rustington 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
39, Fircroft Crescent, Rustington £390,000
61 6,393
23, Chichester Court, Rustington £140,000
73 1,917
6, Herne Court, Rustington £215,000
66 3,257

See the entire list of all sales in Rustington (BN16 3) 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.