- 1 We help you find the right agent
- 2 What are the demographics like in the city of Barnsley?
- 3 What is the asking price on average of houses for sale in Barnsley?
- 4 House for sale in a different UK region
- 5 Invest in a house for sale that meets your demands
- 6 Who can help you buy a house for sale in Barnsley?
- 7 In general, what do houses for sale sell for in Barnsley?
- 8 Always consider average rental yield when searching for houses for sale in Barnsley
- 9 Frequently Asked Questions
Barnsley might be an interesting area to invest in when looking for a house for sale in the UK as it is a unique area in the county of South Yorkshire.
Before looking for a house for sale in the city of Barnsley we strongly suggest landlords and real estate investors to research in detail and consider all involved factors. Indeed, house prices can change quite a bit depending on the square foot of the property, the number of rooms, the economic climate, the location of the house and more.
In this data heavy article the reader will be able to find out more on the topic and see the specific data to consider when evaluating different houses for sale in Barnsley.
What are the demographics like in the city of Barnsley?
In the city of Barnsley, has the population grown or shrunk?
The city of Barnsley has a total population of 190123. Large population sizes can be good to show there is a high demand for people to buy houses in the area but a better indication is if the population of Barnsley is growing.
A small population city can also have high prices of houses for sale, because, if there is a growing population, and demand is still high, this could mean the house prices are pushed up.
Either way, a population must also be looked at in terms of the appreciation of the area as well as the rental yields and if the area really meets your needs.
The five year population change of Barnsley
Over time, in the last five years, the population of the city of Barnsley has changed by 3%. This figure can tell you a lot because a growing population indicates a house is likely to appreciate. Read more here
In addition, looking at the 10 year figure for population growth in the below paragraphs can give you further evidence as to what the change in population has been for a longer period of time. As a result, you’ll know if this 3% population change is something that has been there for a while or if it is a new trend. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.
What is the difference in population over the last 10 years in Barnsley?
In the last 10 years, there has been a shift in the population of 8%.
Comparing this to the 5 year figure of Barnsley can tell you if there is a long history of population growth or decline, if there are population fluctuations or if the trend is stable.
New industries opening up in the area, the addition of new jobs and also international and national migration might all be reasons for changes in population size. Resulting in people moving in or leaving an area.
A good example of a quick change in population was in Stratford, London in 2012. Here, there was an increase in government spending in the area because of the Olympics which resulted in massive population growth.
How much do people in Barnsley earn?
As earning potential goes up in a city, so does the quality of schools in the area, the general infrastructure and the social grade score (13%). All in all, the area becomes a more desirable place to live in.
This is why it is vital to pay attention to how much people are making annually in any city you plan on making a house purchase in. In Barnsley, this works out to be £35,850.00. This can be looked at alongside the average household income which is price34,000to estimate how affluent the area is.
Barnsley in the county of South Yorkshire is notable for its specific demographics and has individual characteristics.
For localised cities and the bigger areas of the UK there are wide variations in the demographics that shape an area so the same is also true for the wider region Barnsley is located in; East Midlands.
Below, these demographics are talked about in headings that explain how the city has grown, what the education levels are like in Barnsley, what the social grade score of the city is like and if the green space matches the recommended levels people living in the UK should have.
In Barnsley, how educated are people in general?
In the city of Barnsley, 16% people have a degree from a university. The higher this proportion is, in general, the more likely it is that the population is able to buy a house.
Interestingly, as people who have degrees go up, the average income of the area goes up too. You can see if there is a correlation, the average household income in the UK is price34,000 and the average income in Barnsley is £35,850.00.
This should correspond with the average percentage of people in the UK who have degrees at 22.6%.
What’s the crime rate in Barnsley?
Within Barnsley, the number of people committing crimes is 13100% per 1000 people. This figure directly relates to the safety of residents in the area which is one of the biggest factors in whether an area is considered desirable or not.
As a result, someone looking to buy a house here hoping for it to appreciate in value or buying a house here to produce rental income should check out the crime rate and compare it carefully to the UK average of 79.52 for every 1000 people to see how safe people living there will be.
If the area’s crime rate is too high, this may result in you having to pay for the renovation of burglaries or pay a premium on home insurance as insurance companies will charge you more for living in a dangerous area. So analyse this 13100% figure carefully.
What is the city of Barnsley’s social grade score?
The social grade score is a good indicator of what type of jobs people generally work in the area. Whether that be working in the primary sector, secondary sector, tertiary sector or maybe the quaternary sector of jobs.
The scale is slightly different to this though on a scale of A to E. A refers to people who are in the most skilled, managerial roles whereas E include people such as casual workers.
In Barnsley, the percentage of people in the two highest categories, A and B is 13%. This figure includes people who are therefore most likely to be more skilled and have higher paid jobs.
When contrasting these figures, the average household income for the area is £35,850.00. This income will generally get bigger as the percentage of people in the A and B categories go up too (13%).
In the city of Barnsley, is there a lot of green space?
There are cities in the UK such as Edinburgh and Bristol that have a higher percentages of green space with Edinburgh being the most at 49%. The city of Barnsley currently has 24 for every 1000 residents.
Green space helps the quality of people’s mental health as well as fight against diseases like obesity. As studies have shown that the proximity of people to green spaces in the UK has a positive impact on the physical health of people in the UK and Barnsley in this case.
How deprived is the population of Barnsley?
Deprivation of a city is defined as the number of people who are considered to not be earning enough to sustain their lifestyle. The UK average of deprivation nationwide is 33% so comparing the figure of £0 for Barnsley should give you a nice idea of the deprivation in the area.
What is the asking price on average of houses for sale in Barnsley?
Average prices for the houses for sale in Barnsley
|Average asking price (1 bed)||no relevant data for this city|
|Average asking price (2 bed)||£113,019|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£173,092|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||£298,559|
|Average asking price (5 bed)||£285,500|
Reading the table above should therefore give you a good idea of the type of house for sale that is within your budget in Barnsley and if you may need to look at a different area in order to buy the type of house you can afford.
Also, noting the £0 should also give you an overview of what the asking price for houses for sale are in general.
Before a house gets sold, the figure it sells for always starts off as an asking price. This average asking price for the houses for sale in Barnsley determines the eventual sale price of the house so it isn’t the most important figure but is still important to take note of. This figure is currently £174,706.
Below, there is a table showing the asking price of the different sizes of houses based on the number of bedrooms of the houses in Barnsley.
House for sale in a different UK region
If you are looking for similar places to buy a house that are just like Barnsley, examine this short list of cities below from outside of the region of East Midlands for some inspiration.
- branston in East Midlands
- aberdeen in East Midlands
- nottingham in East Midlands
- blackheath in East Midlands
- hedley-on-the-hill in East Midlands
If none of these suit your interest, we suggest you visit our page with all of the relevant data concerning houses for sale in the UK, allowing you to buy the right property.
Or, consider buying a leasehold property instead which may be cheaper. However, you will also have to learn what will happen when a leasehold expires so you know how to deal with this side of the law.
Invest in a house for sale that meets your demands
Criterias that have an impact on the actual price of a house for sale have been listed here below. Consider them all to find the perfect houses for sale in Barnsley.
- Affordability – check this article from the UK government to find out (see what house for sale you can afford)
- Location – if the house for sale is in the city centre rather than further out, this may be why it is more expensive than the market average.
- Transports near the house for sale – Being able to use public transports is a huge plus for a house, especially in big cities. This will have an impact on the price as well.
- Bedrooms – the more bedrooms there are in a house for sale, the more tenants a buy to let investors will be able to host, therefore, realistically the price will also increase.
- EPC of the house for sale – today more than ever, the energy performance of properties for sale on the market should be one of the first things you check.
- Wi-Fi speed – We recommend you check the internet plans available for the areas where you are considering to buy a house for sale
- Are you a motorist? – If yes, filter out your searches and compare prices of houses for sale with parking availability. Remember, a car parking space can cost as much as £400 per month
- Conditions of the house for sale – New builds and properties that were recently built usually need little to no repairs; instead, other houses for sale may require consistent or structural maintenance. These investments that can be both expensive and laborious to complete. Before making your offer for a house for sale you should always carefully assess this criteria.
Who can help you buy a house for sale in Barnsley?
Nowadays, there are so many properties on the real estate market that it can be difficult to decide which one is the best house for sale for you.
So, who can help you navigate the process of choosing a house for sale?
The number of professionals that offer real estate investors advice and assistance is broad and when it comes to dealing with houses for sale, the process can be complex.
Find here a list of those that can help when buying a house for sale:
- Moneylender – lends you the sum of money you need to buy the house for sale you are looking for
- Insurance agent – A firm that provides several insurances and protections for the house for sale that might become your future house
- Solicitor – A person or company that will sort out the legal work needed before buying a house for sale
- Civil engineer – Also called surveyor, he or she will provide you with an independent valuation of the house for sale you are willing to buy
- Mortgage advisor – Realistically, you will need a mortgage in order to afford to buy a house for sale. Mortgage advisors will guide you and propose the best mortgage deals based on your financial records
- EPC specialist – Especially nowadays, getting professional advice on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of the house for sale you are considering buying is crucial
In general, what do houses for sale sell for in Barnsley?
As well as looking at the asking price for house for sale in Barnsley, a sensible homeowner or investor will also consider the final price a house sells for. This final price may be influenced by elements like the amount people are earning in the area and what opportunities for employment there are in Barnsley.
Houses for sale, are sold on average in Barnsley, after the influence of these factors, at £137,180 as a result. And may be on the rise or decline depending on a combination of variables such as the crime rate, or population growth which was 8% over the last 10 years.
|Housing category||Total final sale price|
|Aerage sold price (detached)||£214,042|
|Aerage sold price (semi-detached)||£127,019|
|Aerage sold price (terraced)||£95,268|
|Aerage sold price (flat)||£74,762|
This table above shows the average sale price for each variation of houses for sale in Barnsley.
|Housing category||Sale price per square foot|
|Aerage sold price/sqft||£1,508|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (new build)||£1,772|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock)||£1,398|
This final table looks at the price per square foot of houses for sale. Looking at the final table, you can take a further average and conclude that the average price per square foot of houses in general in Barnsley is £1,508.
This statistic can be used to compare the price of housing between housing categories again or even compare the price for a different city.
Always consider average rental yield when searching for houses for sale in Barnsley
Assuming you are not looking for a house for sale in a certain area because of private reasons such as being close to a family member or you have been relocated to a new office, these are some of the factors to consider in order to understand if an investment is worth your money.
Investors typically look at data such as the average rental yield, the average asking price of rent per month, rent turnover and sale turnover. These KPIs give property investors a solid idea of how the market is performing in that area.
For the city of Barnsley, the below table demonstrates this well. To make things simple, it compares these numbers to the wider region of the UK; East Midlands. As well as South Yorkshire, to give a smaller scale area to compare the data to.
|Average Yield||Average Asking rent||Turnover (rental)||Turnover (sale)|
Assuming that in the future you want to re-sell the house you will eventually purchased in Barnsley you might be interested in the number of sales per month (38) that happen in the local housing market. Comparing this figure for Barnsley with the above table gives you a good understanding of the profitability of the area.
What is the growth in the housing market of Barnsley?
Growth in the area can be a good signal of a booming house market. However, too much growth could also have negative consequences on the capital appreciation of a house as time goes on.
Take a look at the table below for Barnsley that shows the growth in recent years.
|1 year||3 years||5 years|
|Barnsley growth rate||0%||14%||22%|
High growth rates can signal an appreciating housing market, nonetheless, if there are too many houses being built, this could reduce demand for housing as the supply of houses for sale starts to catch up with the demand. Leading to stagnation or a decline in house pricing so understanding the growth in Barnsley is important.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it possible to renovate a property in Barnsley?
Properties in the city of Barnsley may have the potential for renovation if there are a lot of planning permission approvals based on the area. There are 7 approvals every month with an approval of nan based on a population of 190123. Compare other places in the UK to make this figure make more sense.
On a monthly basis, how many property transactions take place in Barnsley?
Barnsley boasts a monthly total of 38 property transactions, while the entire UK witnesses approximately 1.1 million property sales. You can visit our pages that give information on houses for sale based on Rightmove data from the same region using the link
What’s the annual population shift in a city such as Barnsley?
When evaluating the population trajectory of Barnsley, explore the decade-spanning population shift of 8% and the five-year modification of population of 3%. By drawing comparisons, see if demographic changes in your chosen area is
What is the asking price for houses for sale in the wider region of Barnsley?
The current average price per square foot for a house in Barnsley stands at £0, considering the mean cost for each square foot of houses for sale there.
Is purchasing a house in Barnsley considered a costly decision?
Calculate if a property is on the pricier side by matching a listed house for sale against the mean selling prices. In Barnsley, this value is £137,180, compared to the UK’s average of £286,500.