House prices in CF36 5 (Porthcawl)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Porthcawl (CF36 5).


Defining 'CF36 5'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CF36 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 Porthcawl.

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 Porthcawl 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. 8, Manor Grove, Porthcawl, sold for £366,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 102 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,588.

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. £2,800-£3,000, £3,000-£3,200, £3,200-£3,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 141 sales in Porthcawl (CF36 5) that took place in the last two years.

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

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 Porthcawl (CF36 5). Of the 141 transactions, half were sold for between £2,630 and £3,750 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CF36 5' is £3,200. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,750 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 Porthcawl

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 Porthcawl. 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 Porthcawl
House price heatmap for Porthcawl

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CF36 5' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CF36 3 Porthcawl £2,740 sqm £3,270 sqm £3,810 sqm
CF36 5 Porthcawl £2,630 sqm £3,200 sqm £3,750 sqm

Will Porthcawl 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 CF36 5 (Porthcawl) compared with both the wider area CF36 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 Porthcawl,Porthcawl
House price trends for Porthcawl

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 CF36 5 sales
Recent trends for Porthcawl

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 Porthcawl 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 Porthcawl 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
New Road, Porthcawl, CF36 5D 90 sqm £2,123 19
Hookland Road, Porthcawl, CF36 5S 101 sqm £2,532 13
Birch Walk, Porthcawl, CF36 5A 83 sqm £3,565 12
Clos Y Mametz, Porthcawl, CF36 5D 117 sqm £2,903 12
New Road, Porthcawl, CF36 5B 125 sqm £2,365 12
Austin Avenue, Porthcawl, CF36 5R 99 sqm £2,918 11
Newton Nottage Road, Porthcawl, CF36 5E 118 sqm £2,567 10
Bryneglwys Gardens, Porthcawl, CF36 5P 103 sqm £2,988 10

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Porthcawl 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
8, Manor Grove, Porthcawl £366,000
Mar-2024
102 3,588
Flat 3 17, New Rd, Porthcawl £142,000
Feb-2024
94 1,510
30, Bryneglwys Gardens, Porthcawl £303,000
Feb-2024
80 3,787

See the entire list of all sales in Porthcawl (CF36 5) here.

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