Haywards Heath 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 West Sussex.
Before looking for a house for sale in the city of Haywards Heath 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 Haywards Heath.
Are there any important statistics about the population of Haywards Heath?
How much do people in Haywards Heath earn?
By and large, a higher household income in a population can have positive effects on the crime rate and the quality of space. This is due to the fact that higher earners tend to buy houses where there are better schools and more desirable amenities that impact the quality of life someone has.
In Haywards Heath, the average income is £57,900. Measuring this figure against the average household income for the UK of price34,000 should tell you if the city is higher or lower earning.
When buying a house, use this statistic with other factors when making a decision too like the crime rate or the social grade score of 34% to decide on what the demographics are like in the area.
What is the education level like in Haywards Heath?
In the city of Haywards Heath, 39% of people have degrees. In general, as the number of people who are highly educated goes up, the more likely they are to have the ability to buy houses as their annual household income goes up too.
So you can see for yourself, the average income for the people of Haywards Heath is £57,900. This generally goes up with the education level of the area. Additionally, looking at the difference between the proportion of people with degrees and the UK average for this statistic (22.6%) should give you an idea of the affluence and education of the city.
A higher education level can therefore tell you if the house prices are likely to be high as the higher income level often results in people buying a bigger, more valuable house.
Having said this, whale education level can be a good factor to go by, there are also things like the rental yields, the population growth and social grades scores that can impact the value of a house and whether it will go up in value as time goes on.
The city of Haywards Heath, situated in West Sussex, is a particularly impressive part of the UK because of the specific demographics of the location.
In the below headings, the city of Haywards Heath and its demographics will be compared to its wider location (South East). This includes population size, growth and population education now and into the future.
These statistics are heavily influenced by socio-economic factors and as a result this also shapes the projected house price of the houses for sale in Haywards Heath. So, taking a good look at the data is essential to understand the area you are considering to buy in.
In general, do people commit a lot of crime in Haywards Heath?
For the city of Haywards Heath, crime rate is at 65. So for every 1000 people in the area, 65 commit a crime which is prosecuted. Paying close attention to this figure of crime rate is not only important for the value of a house but also to calculate the maintenance cost of owning a house and how attractive an area can be for future buyers.
So, compare it to the nationwide average of 79.52 per 1000 people and consider if you are happy with this figure based on the price you’re paying for a house you’re interested in.
On top of this, houses that are in areas where there is a high crime rate tend to have to pay higher insurance rates, costing a homeowner in the long term.
Additionally, paying for further security on a house such as CCTV or potentially gates and fences that deter thieves may be necessary for an area with a high crime rate.
Is there sufficient green space in Haywards Heath?
Providing the right amount of green space for people in the UK is a difficult subject because there are clear benefits for human health but at the same time, it is hard to make sure all areas of the UK can get enough greenery. This is a result of land being already in use in cities where most people live.
In Haywards Heath, 10.0 is the amount of acres of outdoor space there is for every 1000 people. Charities such as ‘Fields in Trust’ recommend there to be at least 6 acres. This should allow you to conclude whether this green space is sufficient for you if you are interested in buying in Haywards Heath.
In Haywards Heath, what is the social grade score?
In the city of Haywards Heath 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 Haywards Heath has an abundance of highly skilled workers, the top two categories are grouped together and given a percentage. This percentage is 34%.
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|
Are the deprivation levels of the UK any different to Haywards Heath?
Most of the time, high deprivation levels signal that people cannot afford to sustain their living expenses. In Haywards Heath, currently, 15% people fall into this category.
Measuring this statistic against the nationwide average of 33% should give you a pretty good idea of where the city lies in the scale of poverty in the area.
In Haywards Heath, how has the population changed?
In total, the number of people in Haywards Heath is 33,912. This figure can be used to estimate the appreciation of the houses but it is also important you look at the population growth figure in order to make this more accurate.
Whether a large population benefits you as a landlord is dependent on what you want from a home. A large population is great if you have children who prefer the bustle of crowds in cities but there are also those who purposely want to buy somewhere rural.
You may also be able to find a balance of both where there are shops, restaurants and entertainment and also rural areas all within a short distance which may be the case ni Haywards Heath, depending on where exactly you are.
How has Haywards Heath changed in the past five years?
Five years provides enough time for a city to grow dramatically. It may be the case that the population grows or shrinks but the city of Haywards Heath has changed by 4%. Read more here
It is also helpful to compare this data to a longer time period like 10 years like in the below subheading. If the population trend of growth or decline has been there for a longer period of time you’ll be able to tell if 4% is a recent change or not.
Click here to know more on the UK population trends.
In the last decade, what is the difference in population in Haywards Heath?
10% has been the population growth change in the past 10 years.
Usually, this is more of a conservative figure compared to the five year change of a city.
Industrial changes can also be the reason for this shift but it could also be due to immigration or emigration. Bringing people in or out of the area.
The recent global pandemic has also shifted the number of people living in cities as people realise they can now work remotely. It may be that the people of a Haywards Heath have seen a more desirable way of working, moving to make themselves more comfortable in their careers.
For example, the population of the South west of England has seen a massive increase in population because workers want to move there to benefit from the slightly better weather, lower house prices and also the rural area. Nonetheless, they can also benefit from travelling to the capital city of the UK, London.
What are the asking prices for the houses for sale in the city of Haywards Heath?
The average asking price for the houses for sale in the city of Haywards Heath
|Average asking price (1 bed)||£216,496|
|Average asking price (2 bed)||£302,463|
|Average asking price (3 bed)||£482,015|
|Average asking price (4 bed)||£684,023|
|Average asking price (5 bed)||£1,041,667|
The above table is perfect for understanding the distribution of properties in the area as well as looking at this data alongside the average asking price per square foot of £3,990. Telling you what type of house is most in demand relative to the price of the area.
This could be due to more people looking at particular types of houses for sale over others or even due to the fact that Haywards Heath has a lack of supply of housing in certain categories.
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 Haywards Heath 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 £423,177.
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 Haywards Heath.
In general, what do houses for sale sell for in Haywards Heath?
For the city of Haywards Heath, the average price a house sells for is £389,954. This value usually depends on the exact location of the house within Haywards Heath as well as other factors like the population growth which is 10% over a ten-year period.
|Housing category||Total final sale price|
|Aerage sold price (detached)||£612,963|
|Aerage sold price (semi-detached)||£408,379|
|Aerage sold price (terraced)||£350,495|
|Aerage sold price (flat)||£242,023|
The above table puts this figure into perspective as you can see the various average sale prices of a house for the specific type of house you’re most interested in. This comparison is important because the type of house you’re considering to buy may be more or less in demand based on variations in supply and demand in the city of Haywards Heath.
|Housing category||Sale price per square foot|
|Aerage sold price/sqft||£3,990|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (new build)||£3,970|
|Aerage sold price/sqft (old stock)||£3,940|
Generalising the bottom table, the average value per square foot of a house for sale is £3,990. This value averages all of the types of houses for sale in Haywards Heath. So, if you’re not sure what type of house you want specifically, you can still get an idea of the real estate market of Haywards Heath.
A house for sale appropriate to your needs
What parameters impact the final price of a house for sale in Haywards Heath?
Here below is our list with the most important ones:
House for sale affordability – check out the (see house affordability guide)
on the UK gov website to know more
House Location – the actual location of a house for sale drastically changes the final price of a property
Transports you can reach by foot – Commuting is part of our lives, especially in big cities, check it out before buying a house for sale.
Number of bedrooms – Usually, the bigger the house for sale the more bedrooms it will have. For example, if you are a single person (or a couple) one bedroom will do.
Energy Performance Certificate of the house for sale – Bad EPCs can result in thousands of pounds more in bills you will have to pay on an annual basis. Consider this when purchasing a new property.
Internet connection – Having a quick internet connection is fundamental nowadays. Check the area of the house for sale to understand what the average internet speed is and see if it fits your needs
Do you drive to the office? – If yes, ask about parking. Is it included in the house price?
Special areas – Start by taking a look at the National Heritage list by the UK government. If a house listed for sale appears in the list, the future landlord won’t be able to invest in changes to the real estate asset.
Houses for sale Conditions – When looking for houses for sale you should always consider the amount of time and money you will have to invest to complete the needed repairs, if any at all.
Are you considering other cities with houses for sale?
Examine this short list of cities belonging to South East, the same region where Haywards Heath is located.
- Battle in South East
- Deepcut in South East
- Adisham in South East
- Bramshott in South East
- Beltinge in South East
If none of these is of your interest, we suggest you visit our landing page with all data related to the houses for sale in the UK.
Get professional help on the houses for sale in Haywards Heath
In today’s market with an abundance of homes available for sale, choosing the best house for sale can be challenging.
With several houses for sale to choose from, who will guide you through the process of choosing?
We have listed here below several experts and companies able to advise and support potential buyers.
The process of finding and investing in a house for sale can be lengthy and time-consuming, this is why we suggest you consult with the following professionals:
- Banks – Lend you the cash
- Insurance companies – Insure your new real estate investment
- Conveyancer – handles all the legal labour that is needed to proceed in buying a house for sale.
- Surveyor – Carries out an independent and complete property valuation of the house for sale
- Mortgage advisor – If you are thinking to get a mortgage to get the finances needed to afford to buy a house for sale, a mortgage advisor is the person you should be looking for
- EPC person – Always get a quote on the Energy Performance Certificate of the houses for sale listed in a certain city
What’s the rental yield in general for the city of Haywards Heath?
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 Haywards Heath, the below table demonstrates this well. To make things simple, it compares these numbers to the wider region of the UK; South East. As well as West Sussex, 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 Haywards Heath you might be interested in the number of sales per month (40) that happen in the local housing market. Comparing this figure for Haywards Heath with the above table gives you a good understanding of the profitability of the area.
Is the housing market in Haywards Heath growing?
The growth of an area like Haywards Heath can be a great indicator of a thriving city and the influx of new people can drive demand for housing and help appreciate the value of your house after you buy it.
Paying attention to the table below tells you how the number of houses has changed over time at one year, three year and five year intervals.
|1 year||3 years||5 years|
|Haywards Heath growth rate||6%||4%||17%|
Despite the number of houses being built rising, this may not indicate that the housing price of the houses for sale is going up. It could be the case that there are a lot of new builds in the area which are causing the supply of the houses for sale to match demand and this could cause a decline in house price as time goes on.
Make sure you do your own research specific to the city of Haywards Heath if you want to find out the exact reasons for the housing change.