Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Workington (CA14 2)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Workington (CA14 2).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Workington 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. 21, Kirkstone Close, Workington, sold for £180,000 on Oct-2023. Given the internal area of 89 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,022.

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. £900-£1,000, £1,000-£1,100, £1,100-£1,200 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 185 sales in Workington (CA14 2) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Workington (CA14 2)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Workington

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 Workington (CA14 2). Of the 185 transactions, half were sold for between £790 and £1,210 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £1,210m2. 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 'CA14 2' is £980. The table below shows how 'CA14 2' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CA14 5 Harrington £1,040m2 £1,260m2 £1,690m2
CA14 1 Seaton £1,290m2 £1,850m2 £2,320m2
CA14 4 High Harrington £1,260m2 £1,770m2 £2,370m2
CA14 3 Workington £950m2 £1,240m2 £1,750m2
CA14 2 Workington £790m2 £980m2 £1,210m2

Will Workington 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 CA14 2 (Workington). 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 CA14 2 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Workington (CA14 2) over time
House price trends for Workington

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Price map for Workington

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 Workington. 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 Workington
House price heatmap for Workington

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Corporation Road, Workington, CA14 2P 114m2 £965 27
Victoria Road, Workington, CA14 2Q 76m2 £917 22
Cumberland Street, Workington, CA14 2Q 87m2 £861 21
Vulcans Lane, Workington, CA14 2N 111m2 £896 19
Hartington Street, Workington, CA14 2N 87m2 £920 15
Gray Street, Workington, CA14 2N 96m2 £1,065 14
Brayton Street, Workington, CA14 2N 87m2 £994 12
Frazer Street, Workington, CA14 2Q 93m2 £1,226 11

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Workington 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
21, Kirkstone Close, Workington £180,000
89 2,022
14, Johnston St, Workington £125,500
103 1,218
177, Vulcans Lane, Workington £138,000
148 932

See the entire list of all sales in Workington (CA14 2) 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.