House prices in CF44 9 (Hirwaun)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Hirwaun, Aberdare (CF44 9).


Defining 'CF44 9'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CF44 9", 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 Hirwaun.

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 Hirwaun 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. 31, Heol Gwrangfryn, Hirwaun, Aberdare, sold for £158,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 81 square metres, the price per sqm is £1,950.

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 152 sales in Hirwaun (CF44 9) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Hirwaun, Aberdare
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Hirwaun

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 Hirwaun (CF44 9). Of the 152 transactions, half were sold for between £1,140 and £2,340 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CF44 9' is £1,650. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,340 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 Hirwaun, Aberdare

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 Aberdare. 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 Hirwaun
House price heatmap for Hirwaun, Aberdare

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CF44 9' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CF44 0 Aberdare £1,550 sqm £1,980 sqm £2,630 sqm
CF44 7 Aberdare £1,170 sqm £1,470 sqm £1,690 sqm
CF44 8 Aberdare £1,250 sqm £1,640 sqm £2,160 sqm
CF44 6 Aberdare £1,090 sqm £1,370 sqm £1,700 sqm
CF44 9 Hirwaun £1,140 sqm £1,650 sqm £2,340 sqm

Will Aberdare 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 CF44 9 (Hirwaun) compared with both the wider area CF44 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 Hirwaun,Aberdare
House price trends for Hirwaun

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 CF44 9 sales
Recent trends for Hirwaun

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 Aberdare 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 Aberdare 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
Station Road, Hirwaun, CF44 9T 89 sqm £1,133 15
Brecon Road, Hirwaun, CF44 9N 86 sqm £1,473 13
Elm Grove, Hirwaun, CF44 9T 79 sqm £1,734 12
Cae Felin Parc, Hirwaun, CF44 9Q 89 sqm £2,121 11
Briar Way, Hirwaun, CF44 9P 61 sqm £2,003 10
Springfield Gardens, Hirwaun, CF44 9L 95 sqm £2,612 10
Bryn Onnen, Hirwaun, CF44 9J 83 sqm £2,375 9
Denbeigh Court, Hirwaun, CF44 9Q 105 sqm £2,126 9

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Raw data

Our analysis of Hirwaun 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
31, Heol Gwrangfryn, Hirwaun, Aberdare £158,000
Mar-2024
81 1,950
109, Trenant, Hirwaun, Aberdare £129,995
Mar-2024
100 1,299
10, Halt Rd, Hirwaun, Aberdare £235,000
Mar-2024
99 2,373

See the entire list of all sales in Hirwaun (CF44 9) here.

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