House prices in CH48 1 (Wirral)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Wirral, West Kirby (CH48 1).


Defining 'CH48 1'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CH48 1", 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 Wirral.

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 Wirral 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. Linden, 6, Baytree Road, Wirral, West Kirby, sold for £227,500 on Nov-2023. Given the internal area of 113 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,013.

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. £3,800-£4,000, £4,000-£4,200, £4,200-£4,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 32 sales in Wirral (CH48 1) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Wirral, West Kirby
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Wirral

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 Wirral (CH48 1). Of the 32 transactions, half were sold for between £3,260 and £4,360 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CH48 1' is £3,950. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,360 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 Wirral, West Kirby

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 West Kirby. 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 Wirral
House price heatmap for Wirral, West Kirby

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CH48 1' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CH48 4 West Kirby £2,360 sqm £2,780 sqm £3,120 sqm
CH48 2 Wirral £3,340 sqm £4,120 sqm £4,800 sqm
CH48 5 Wirral £2,660 sqm £3,190 sqm £3,650 sqm
CH48 8 Wirral £2,940 sqm £3,730 sqm £4,290 sqm
CH48 0 West Kirby £2,390 sqm £2,840 sqm £3,660 sqm
CH48 1 Wirral £3,260 sqm £3,950 sqm £4,360 sqm
CH48 6 Wirral £2,400 sqm £2,700 sqm £3,240 sqm
CH48 3 West Kirby £3,090 sqm £3,450 sqm £3,820 sqm
CH48 7 Wirral £3,090 sqm £3,480 sqm £3,790 sqm
CH48 9 Wirral £3,000 sqm £3,260 sqm £3,550 sqm

Will West Kirby 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 CH48 1 (Wirral) compared with both the wider area CH48 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 Wirral,West Kirby
House price trends for Wirral

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 CH48 1 sales
Recent trends for Wirral

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 West Kirby 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 West Kirby 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
Caldy Road, Wirral, CH48 1L 346 sqm £3,908 11
Column Road, Wirral, CH48 1L 291 sqm £3,312 7
Croft Drive East, Wirral, CH48 1L 345 sqm £3,682 6
Boundary Road, Wirral, CH48 1L 160 sqm £4,246 6
Mereworth, Wirral, CH48 1Q 249 sqm £3,632 6
Telegraph Road, Wirral, CH48 1N 252 sqm £3,334 5
Links Hey Road, Wirral, CH48 1N 320 sqm £4,610 5

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Raw data

Our analysis of Wirral 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
Linden, 6, Baytree Rd, Wirral, West Kirby £227,500
Nov-2023
113 2,013
Thorston, 433, Telegraph Rd, Wirral, West Kirby £600,000
Nov-2023
163 3,680
Croft Melayne, 12, Links Hey Rd, Wirral, West Kirby £2,375,000
Oct-2023
391 6,074

See the entire list of all sales in Wirral (CH48 1) here.

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