House prices in CF62 8 (Barry)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Barry (CF62 8).


Defining 'CF62 8'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CF62 8", 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 Barry.

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 Barry 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. 9, Regent Street, Barry, sold for £161,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 114 square metres, the price per sqm is £1,412.

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 114 sales in Barry (CF62 8) that took place in the last two years.

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

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 Barry (CF62 8). Of the 114 transactions, half were sold for between £2,040 and £3,320 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CF62 8' is £2,770. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,320 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 Barry

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 Barry. 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 Barry
House price heatmap for Barry

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CF62 8' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CF62 6 Barry £2,370 sqm £2,910 sqm £3,480 sqm
CF62 5 Barry £2,730 sqm £3,160 sqm £3,560 sqm
CF62 4 St Athan £1,810 sqm £2,310 sqm £2,670 sqm
CF62 8 Barry £2,040 sqm £2,770 sqm £3,320 sqm
CF62 3 Rhoose £2,700 sqm £3,120 sqm £3,540 sqm
CF62 7 Barry £1,880 sqm £2,340 sqm £3,190 sqm
CF62 9 Barry £2,340 sqm £2,720 sqm £3,140 sqm

Will Barry 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 CF62 8 (Barry) compared with both the wider area CF62 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 Barry,Barry
House price trends for Barry

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 CF62 8 sales
Recent trends for Barry

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 Barry 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 Barry 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
Gladstone Road, Barry, CF62 8N 116 sqm £2,009 23
Colcot Road, Barry, CF62 8H 132 sqm £2,554 17
Lombard Street, Barry, CF62 8D 88 sqm £1,886 13
Barry Road, Barry, CF62 8H 95 sqm £2,616 9
Whitmore Park Drive, Barry, CF62 8J 65 sqm £3,197 9
Evans Street, Barry, CF62 8D 75 sqm £1,947 8
St Pauls Avenue, Barry, CF62 8H 98 sqm £2,499 8
Beryl Road, Barry, CF62 8D 84 sqm £1,837 8

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Barry 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
9, Regent St, Barry £161,000
Feb-2024
114 1,412
68, Tynewydd Rd, Barry £310,000
Feb-2024
101 3,069
25, Newlands St, Barry £165,000
Jan-2024
108 1,527

See the entire list of all sales in Barry (CF62 8) here.

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