House prices in CW12 3 (Congleton)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Congleton (CW12 3).


Defining 'CW12 3'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CW12 3", 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 Congleton.

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 Congleton 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. 4, Croft Close, Congleton, sold for £455,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 139 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,273.

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 213 sales in Congleton (CW12 3) that took place in the last two years.

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

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 Congleton (CW12 3). Of the 213 transactions, half were sold for between £2,490 and £3,400 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CW12 3' is £3,000. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,400 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 Congleton

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 Congleton. 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 Congleton
House price heatmap for Congleton

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CW12 3' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CW12 4 Congleton £2,440 sqm £2,950 sqm £3,390 sqm
CW12 1 Congleton £1,960 sqm £2,500 sqm £2,960 sqm
CW12 3 Congleton £2,490 sqm £3,000 sqm £3,400 sqm
CW12 2 Buglawton £2,410 sqm £2,960 sqm £3,310 sqm

Will Congleton 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 CW12 3 (Congleton) compared with both the wider area CW12 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 Congleton,Congleton
House price trends for Congleton

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 CW12 3 sales
Recent trends for Congleton

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 Congleton 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 Congleton 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
Biddulph Road, Congleton, CW12 3L 130 sqm £2,432 23
Thames Close, Congleton, CW12 3R 78 sqm £3,314 21
Park Lane, Congleton, CW12 3D 135 sqm £2,631 17
Leek Road, Congleton, CW12 3H 129 sqm £2,630 15
Boundary Lane, Congleton, CW12 3J 114 sqm £2,945 14
Canal Road, Congleton, CW12 3A 77 sqm £1,951 14
Canal Road, Congleton, CW12 3G 60 sqm £2,446 13
Woolston Avenue, Congleton, CW12 3E 80 sqm £1,759 12

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Congleton 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
4, Croft Close, Congleton £455,000
Mar-2024
139 3,273
22, Wilbraham Rd, Congleton £116,000
Mar-2024
76 1,526
23, Linksway, Congleton £370,000
Mar-2024
134 2,761

See the entire list of all sales in Congleton (CW12 3) here.

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