House prices in CH48 4 (West Kirby)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in West Kirby (CH48 4).


Defining 'CH48 4'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CH48 4", 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 West Kirby.

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 West Kirby 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. 36 Homespray House, Riversdale Road, West Kirby, sold for £77,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 38 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,026.

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. £4,250-£4,500, £4,500-£4,750, £4,750-£5,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 41 sales in West Kirby (CH48 4) that took place in the last two years.

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

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 West Kirby (CH48 4). Of the 41 transactions, half were sold for between £2,360 and £3,120 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CH48 4' is £2,780. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,120 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 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 West Kirby
House price heatmap for West Kirby

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CH48 4' 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 4 (West Kirby) 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 West Kirby,West Kirby
House price trends for West Kirby

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 4 sales
Recent trends for West Kirby

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
Riversdale Road, West Kirby, CH48 4J 43 sqm £2,314 16
Park Road, West Kirby, CH48 4D 129 sqm £2,041 10
Dunraven Road, West Kirby, CH48 4D 144 sqm £2,860 10
Westbourne Road, West Kirby, CH48 4D 109 sqm £2,348 9
Riversdale Road, West Kirby, CH48 4E 150 sqm £3,929 8
Grange Road, West Kirby, CH48 4E 126 sqm £3,287 7
Westbourne Grove, West Kirby, CH48 4D 125 sqm £2,882 6
Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby, CH48 4E 147 sqm £2,813 5

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Raw data

Our analysis of West Kirby 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
36 Homespray House, Riversdale Rd, West Kirby £77,000
Feb-2024
38 2,026
14b, Park Rd, West Kirby £270,000
Jan-2024
110 2,454
1, Dunraven Rd, West Kirby £205,000
Nov-2023
78 2,628

See the entire list of all sales in West Kirby (CH48 4) here.

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