# House prices in BS30 5 (Wick)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in 'BS30 5' (Wick, Longwell Green) - statistics were last calculated on 31 July 2024.

## Defining 'BS30 5'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BS30 5", 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 Wick.

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 Wick 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. 66, London Road, Wick, Longwell Green, sold for £550,000 on May-2024. Given the internal area of 154 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,571.

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. £4,250-£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 73 sales in Wick (BS30 5) that took place in the last two years.

##### Distribution of £ per sqm for Wick, Longwell Green
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Wick

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 Wick (BS30 5). Of the 73 transactions, half were sold for between £3,700 and £4,770 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BS30 5' is £4,200. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,770 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 Wick, Longwell 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 Longwell 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.

House price heatmap for Wick, Longwell Green

## Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BS30 5' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BS30 7 Barrs Court £4,400 sqm £4,700 sqm £5,000 sqm
BS30 8 Warmley £3,400 sqm £4,010 sqm £4,530 sqm
BS30 6 Bitton £3,510 sqm £3,980 sqm £4,700 sqm
BS30 5 Wick £3,700 sqm £4,200 sqm £4,770 sqm
BS30 9 Longwell Green £3,520 sqm £4,180 sqm £4,550 sqm

## Will Longwell 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 BS30 5 (Wick) compared with both the wider area BS30 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 Wick,Longwell Green
House price trends for Wick

Download time series data as CSV (paying users only).

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 BS30 5 sales
Recent trends for Wick

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 Longwell 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 Longwell 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
Poplar Road, Wick, BS30 5J 113 sqm £3,712 14
London Road, Wick, BS30 5J 122 sqm £3,506 14
Naishcombe Hill, Wick, BS30 5Q 137 sqm £3,648 12
Ashcombe Crescent, Wick, BS30 5N 64 sqm £4,388 11
Green Park, Wick, BS30 5L 71 sqm £3,448 11
Parkers Avenue, Wick, BS30 5Q 86 sqm £4,178 9
Ullswater Close, Wick, BS30 5X 63 sqm £4,269 8
Goldney Avenue, Wick, BS30 5J 108 sqm £3,838 6

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## Raw data

Our analysis of Wick 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
66, London Rd, Wick, Longwell Green £550,000
May-2024
154 3,571
55, Milford Avenue, Wick, Longwell Green £310,000
Apr-2024
83 3,734
11, Millfield Drive, Wick, Longwell Green £335,000
Mar-2024
71 4,718