House prices in BS20 6 (Portishead)

Defining 'BS20 6'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BS20 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 Portishead.

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 Portishead 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. 3, Halletts Way, Portishead, sold for £385,000 on Apr-2024. Given the internal area of 70 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,500.

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. etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 229 sales in Portishead (BS20 6) that took place in the last two years.

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

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 Portishead (BS20 6). Of the 229 transactions, half were sold for between £3,670 and £4,760 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BS20 6' is £4,200. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,760 sqm. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

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 Portishead. 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.

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BS20 6' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BS20 6 Portishead £3,670 sqm £4,200 sqm £4,760 sqm
BS20 8 Portishead £3,970 sqm £4,510 sqm £5,130 sqm
BS20 0 Pill £3,290 sqm £3,830 sqm £4,410 sqm
BS20 7 Portishead £3,850 sqm £4,330 sqm £4,930 sqm

Will Portishead 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 BS20 6 (Portishead) compared with both the wider area BS20 and inflation (CPIH from the Office of National Statistics). The dashed trend lines in the chart show the average over time.

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 BS20 6 sales

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 Portishead 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 Portishead 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
High Street, Portishead, BS20 6P 70 sqm £3,393 24
The Deans, Portishead, BS20 6E 87 sqm £4,363 18
Brampton Way, Portishead, BS20 6Y 90 sqm £4,795 17
Brampton Way, Portishead, BS20 6Z 58 sqm £3,806 17
Wetlands Lane, Portishead, BS20 6R 82 sqm £3,889 15
The Downs, Portishead, BS20 6E 117 sqm £4,550 13

Raw data

Our analysis of Portishead 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.