Arun – What to look for in houses for sale?

by | Nov 15, 2022

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Whenever looking for a house for sale in the UK or in Arun, it is vital you look at the market trends and house price fluctuations in the wider area of West Sussex too. House prices of houses for sale can change even among different streets very close to each other so, as a landlord, it would be a good idea to be familiar with the area of Arun.

In this article, we will be looking at the city of Arun in detail so you know how to navigate the area and have a better understanding on where to invest.

What kind of demographics does the city of Arun have?

What is the education level like in Arun?

The number of people as a percentage who have been through university and gained a degree is 19%. The ability to buy a home is greatly influenced by the number of people who have degrees. £37,700 is the amount people in Arun are earning.

As you can tell, this figure along with the number of people who have degrees roughly correlate. For reference, the percentage of people who have degrees in the UK is 22.6% and the average household income is.

As a general rule, the bigger the difference between this 22.6% figure and the percentage of people with a degree in Arun, the bigger the difference in the ability to earn and hence buy a house. A higher number of degrees will increase the potential for people to earn and hence the buying power of the population. This will also push up the price of houses in the area.

Nonetheless, making accurate estimates for the appreciation of homes must be done with other pieces of data in mind such as the rental yields or perhaps the crime rate of the area to name some examples.

In general, do people commit a lot of crime in Arun?

For every one thousand people living in Arun, 132 commits crimes and are prosecuted. Coming to a conclusion as to whether all the other factors of your house purchase like the house price justify this figure when contrasting it with the UK average of 79.52 is something you should do as a homeowner.

It could be that the crime rate is higher than you expected but there it is worth the population growth, appreciation of the house and worth the relative price you are purchasing the house for.

Nonetheless, the crime rate of 132 is not a statistic that should just be ignored as you could have to pay more for things like home insurance and install additional security on your house if the rate is particularly high.

Either way, burglaries are not something you would want to encounter in a house. Whether that be a house you are living in or a house you are renting out to tenants.

What does the population of Arun look like?

Population growth in Arun is important to know if there is housing demand and the total population may also be looked at as large populations commonly have a lot of buyer demand.

In Arun, 28,522 people live in the city as their main place of residence.

It is important to note that it is not the case that everyone likes a large population to live in. People who tend to prefer a more relaxed life are more likely to buy or rent somewhere to live that has a small population and perhaps also wouldn’t mind if the population isn’t growing.

Other people also like to have a mix of both. Where they can visit rural areas and also benefit from the amenities of a busy city.

In Arun in the previous five years, have population numbers transformed?

Five years may seem like a long time but it is rare for a city to grow that much unless there is dramatic population growth. In Arun, this change has been 3%. Read more here

Someone who wishes to find out how this change has occurred over a longer period of time may also wish to read the headings below and see if the change has continued throughout the past decade too. Or if the change is only true for the more recent figure for five years of 3%. Click here to know more on the UK population trends.

Over the last decade, how has the population differed in Arun?

Populations change all the time but if there is a clear change in population in the last ten years this is even more reliable data about the population of the area as opposed to five. This adjustment in population works out to be 8% in Arun.

What this statistic is like in comparison to the population change in five years should provide you with a comprehensive understanding of what direction the population is heading in.

In recent years because of the pandemic, it is common to see dramatic differences in the population change in the last five years when comparing it to ten as people realise they can work from home but still keep the current jobs they have.

This means they can move to cities they wouldn’t have considered otherwise and be location-independent of their source of income. Perhaps making a longer commute into the office every week for example.

Is there sufficient green space in Arun?

In the UK, there are a range of cities which have a lot of green space. In some cases, green space can get as high as 49% of outdoor land like in the city of Edinburgh. When specifically talking about Arun, the city has 16.6 per 1000 residents.

This can be compared to an average of 1.7 acres of green space per 1000 residents which is the UK’s national average. It is up to you to decide how much you’ll let the amount of green space impact your buying decision in Arun.

Are the people in Arun earning a lot?

While not always the case, the amount people earn can be associated with better schools in the area and perhaps a nicer environment to live in.

£37,700 is the average household income of the area. And the higher this figure is the more likely it is that there is a higher percentage of people with a social grade score in the A or B categories which is 15% for Arun.

Are the people of Arun deprived?

Deprivation levels refer to the ability of the population of the city to earn enough to keep their lifestyle going. Nationwide, it is thought that the number of people at this level or not being able to meet the costs of living is around 33%. In comparison, the deprivation level of Arun is 27%.

In Arun, what is the social grade score?

In the city of Arun and throughout the UK, the social grade score is assessed by observing what type of jobs people have and then grouping this into a grading system.

In general, the people at the top of the scale (the A category) have the highest paid, most skilled jobs and this is just 4% of the general UK population. On the lower end of the scale, people who are on benefits, state pensions and also manual workers all are grouped into this category that represents the most unskilled.

When trying to determine if the area of Arun has an abundance of highly skilled workers, the top two categories are grouped together and given a percentage. This percentage is 15%.

Below, you can see how this compares to the National average as the average for the top two categories nationwide is 27% (Adding together the A and B categories)

Social Score Category The proportion of the UK population (%)
A Professional, managerial or administrative 4
B Intermediate managerial or professional jobs 23
C1 Supervisory, junior managerial or professional jobs 29
C2 Skilled manual workers 21
D Semi and unskilled manual workers 15
E State pensioners, casual & lowest grade workers 8

Arun in the county of West Sussex 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 Arun is located in; South East.

Below, these demographics are talked about in headings that explain how the city has grown, what the education levels are like in Arun, 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.

What are the asking prices for the houses for sale in the city of Arun?

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 Arun 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 £319,927.

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 Arun.

In the city of Arun, what is the average asking price for the houses for sale?

Average asking price (1 bed) £164,802
Average asking price (2 bed) £275,167
Average asking price (3 bed) £347,645
Average asking price (4 bed) £487,030
Average asking price (5 bed) no relevant data for this city

Based on this table, hopefully, you will be able to tell what type of house for sale is the most suitable for your budget. You can also consider the average asking price per square foot (£0) for houses for sale with this table to get a good idea as to whether Arun is the right area to buy a house in for you.

In Arun, what are the rental yields?

What is the growth in the housing market of Arun?

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 Arun that shows the growth in recent years.

1 year 3 years 5 years
Arun growth rate 8% 13% 20%

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 Arun is important.

The figure of rental yield is commonly looked at by investors who wish to increase their income by investing in areas where rental yields of the houses for sale are higher. Usually, the higher the rental yield, the more attractive a house for sale is for an investor.

Nonetheless, there are also instances where an investor will go with a house with lower yields in order to benefit from the appreciation of a house too which is why it’s vital to look in to all the details of Arun.

The data below shows the rental yield, rent turnover and the percentage of the money made on the sale of a house. The data is broken down into the county city is in (West Sussex) as well as the broader region; South East.

Average Yield Average Asking rent Turnover (rental) Turnover (sale)
Arun 4.1% £1,082 140% 21.0%
West Sussex 3.49% £1,280 132.83% 17.69%
South East 3.58% £1,301 127.50% 16.69%

Also, you can compare other data to the table above such as the number of houses sold per month in Arun which is 29 and get a better understanding of the housing market.

This is great if you want to gauge if investors are actively looking for houses for sale in the area over other areas in the UK which may be an induction of how profitable Arun is to invest in. Both in terms of rental yield and capital appreciation.

In general, what do houses for sale sell for in Arun?

In Arun, the average sale price of a house for sale is in fact £267,999. This is dependent on the 10 year population growth of Arun being 8%. Growing populations are more likely to inflate the prices of houses for sale in the city of Arun.

Housing category Total final sale price
Aerage sold price (detached) £376,131
Aerage sold price (semi-detached) £284,980
Aerage sold price (terraced) £246,750
Aerage sold price (flat) £147,915

The list below is able to inform you of what these prices are. Giving you an accurate estimate of whether a landlord is likely to accept your offer based on the prices of the houses for sale in Arun.

Housing category Sale price per square foot
Aerage sold price/sqft £3,040
Aerage sold price/sqft (new build) £3,170
Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock) £2,960

Evidently, certain types of houses for sale will have different types of demand and this will be reflected on the final price.

On average, the cost of a house for sale per square foot works out to be £3,040. This means if you are just looking out the houses sold in Arun in general and didn’t take into consideration the type of build. For example, a new build.