Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Workington (CA14 3)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Workington (CA14 3).

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. 29, Berwick Street, Workington, sold for £130,000 on Oct-2023. Given the internal area of 115 square metres, the price per sqm is £1,130.

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. £1,900-£2,000, £2,000-£2,100, £2,100-£2,200 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 191 sales in Workington (CA14 3) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Workington (CA14 3)
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 3). Of the 191 transactions, half were sold for between £950 and £1,750 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £1,750m2. 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 3' is £1,240. The table below shows how 'CA14 3' 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 3 (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 3 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Workington (CA14 3) 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
Moss Bay Road, Workington, CA14 3T 84m2 £768 30
Frostoms Road, Workington, CA14 3U 89m2 £1,166 18
Thirlmere Avenue, Workington, CA14 3H 80m2 £1,722 15
Peter Street, Workington, CA14 3D 89m2 £1,109 15
Newlands Lane South, Workington, CA14 3N 84m2 £1,632 14
Grasmere Avenue, Workington, CA14 3L 77m2 £1,349 14
Wastwater Avenue, Workington, CA14 3Q 79m2 £1,163 11
John Street, Workington, CA14 3D 85m2 £854 11

Search for your street here.

New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 New build sales
Grayling Way, Workington, CA14 3F 82m2 £1,867 13

Grayling Way, Workington, CA14 3F has seen 13 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £140,567). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 82 m2, with an average price of £1,867 m2. This £sqm average is £627 above the average for CA14 3. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium so this is normal.

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
29, Berwick St, Workington £130,000
115 1,130
2, Dalston Rd, Workington £207,500
84 2,470
46, Rowe Terrace, Workington £125,000
84 1,488

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