House Prices in Hemsworth

Hemsworth is a small town and civil parish on the edge of West Yorkshire, England. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, it forms part of the City of Wakefield, and has a population of 13,311, increasing to 15,350 for the ward in the City of Wakefield Council at the 2011 Census.It was a one-industry town, where coal mining employed the vast majority of residents, and the closure of the pits during the 1980s led to huge levels of unemployment and deprivation in the area. Hemsworth, along with nearby villages such as Ackworth, Fitzwilliam, Havercroft, Ryhill, South Elmsall and South Kirkby was made into a special regeneration area, and fortunes have improved as a result.The Hemsworth constituency is famous for being the place where Labour votes were said to be "weighed rather than counted" during the 1960s and 1970s, but the town is not even so heavily Labour-voting as it once was.

Valuations in Hemsworth

The most expensive recorded transaction in Hemsworth was £1,261,470 on 9 July 2014. The most recent recorded sale in Hemsworth was £103,000 on 12 August 2016. Properties in Hemsworth have an average price of £212,100 over the last 3 years.

Average property price


+70% since 2017
-43% since 2016

Average selling prices in last 12 months by types

Schools in Hemsworth

Hemsworth has 8 schools with capacities ranging from 175 to 1632. There are a number of schools that cater for special educational needs. There is a mix of Community School, Voluntary Aided School, EY Setting in the area.

Top 5 schools in Hemsworth (by capacity)

  • Hemsworth Arts and Community College


    It's a Mixed Community School for children aged 11 to 18. The school enrols 1632 students.

  • Hemsworth St Helens Church of England Voluntary Aided Junior and Infant School


    A Mixed Voluntary Aided School for pupils 3 to 11 years. The schools has a capacity of 300 pupils.

  • Hemsworth West End Primary School


    Pupils aged 3 to 11 attend this Mixed Community School. The school enrols 245 students.

  • Hemsworth Grove Lea Primary School


    It's a Mixed Community School for children aged 3 to 11. The school enrols 210 students.

  • Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School


    A Mixed Voluntary Aided School for pupils aged 3 to 11 years. The school enrols 175 students.

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