House prices in BS16 6 (Downend)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Downend, Emersons Green (BS16 6).


Defining 'BS16 6'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BS16 6", 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 Downend.

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 Downend 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. 28, Chepstow Park, Downend, Emersons Green, sold for £528,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 110 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,800.

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. £4,350-£4,500, £4,500-£4,650, £4,650-£4,800 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 202 sales in Downend (BS16 6) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Downend, Emersons Green
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Downend

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 Downend (BS16 6). Of the 202 transactions, half were sold for between £3,630 and £4,590 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BS16 6' is £4,050. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,590 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 Downend, Emersons Green

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 Emersons Green. 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 Downend
House price heatmap for Downend, Emersons Green

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BS16 6' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BS16 4 Bristol £3,270 sqm £3,670 sqm £4,040 sqm
BS16 5 Staple Hill £3,240 sqm £3,830 sqm £4,290 sqm
BS16 6 Downend £3,630 sqm £4,050 sqm £4,590 sqm
BS16 7 Emersons Green £3,730 sqm £4,300 sqm £4,770 sqm
BS16 1 Stapleton £3,590 sqm £4,130 sqm £4,760 sqm
BS16 9 Mangotsfield £3,280 sqm £3,590 sqm £4,100 sqm
BS16 3 Bristol £3,170 sqm £3,660 sqm £4,150 sqm
BS16 2 Bristol £3,280 sqm £3,890 sqm £4,550 sqm

Will Emersons Green 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 BS16 6 (Downend) compared with both the wider area BS16 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 Downend,Emersons Green
House price trends for Downend

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 BS16 6 sales
Recent trends for Downend

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 Emersons Green 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 Emersons Green 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
Badminton Road, Downend, BS16 6N 127 sqm £3,729 25
Boscombe Crescent, Downend, BS16 6Q 82 sqm £3,530 20
Queensholm Crescent, Downend, BS16 6L 103 sqm £3,691 19
Sutherland Avenue, Downend, BS16 6Q 98 sqm £3,582 17
Westbourne Road, Downend, BS16 6R 90 sqm £3,593 14
Bromley Heath Road, Downend, BS16 6J 109 sqm £4,136 13
Westerleigh Road, Downend, BS16 6U 82 sqm £3,659 13
Oakdale Close, Downend, BS16 6E 107 sqm £4,230 12

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Raw data

Our analysis of Downend 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
28, Chepstow Park, Downend, Emersons Green £528,000
Feb-2024
110 4,800
2, Blackhorse Close, Downend, Emersons Green £425,000
Feb-2024
97 4,381
40, Bromley Heath Avenue, Downend, Emersons Green £400,000
Feb-2024
87 4,597

See the entire list of all sales in Downend (BS16 6) here.

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