Data was collected at the end of May, beginning of June 2016.
I divided the available properties into 5 groups. In Glengormley 43% of available properties were in the Semi-detached house category. So there is slightly less choice of property available in Glengormley. In Carrickfergus the properties were more evenly distributed between the 5 groups.
I used the average number of bedrooms as an approximate indicator of propety size. With the exception of Bungalows the averages in Carrick are either equal to or slightly higher than in Glengormley. But differences are not very significant.
With the exception of Houses, properties in Carrick are slightly cheaper than in Glengormley.
The level of rates for properties seems to depend on whether the property is detached or not. Houses and bungalows have higher rates than apartments, semi-detached houses and terraced houses.
Comparison of property types available in the two areas:
I reduced the number of types by grouping the property types. I did this because some of the smaller catagories
had only one or two properties - not representative samples. So:
bungalow includes bungalow, semi-detatched bungalow and chalet
terrace house includes terrace house, town house and end terrace house
Distribution of properties available in the two areas:
Bungalow 16 13% 30 16%
Apartment 11 9% 18 10%
Terrace House 16 13% 37 20%
Semi-Detached house 53 43% 41 22%
House 26 21% 62 33%
total 122 188
Average number of bedrooms per property type:
Apartment 1.9 1.9
Bungalow 3.4 3.1
House 3.8 4.0
Semi-detached house 3.0 3.1
Terrace house 3.0 3.0
Average price per type:
Apartment 92227 87714
Bungalow 153709 142125
House 192498 213521
Semi-Detached house 117517 108414
Terrace House 95247 85177
Average rates per type
Apartment 778 810
Bungalow 1035 907
House 1205 1274
Semi-Detached house 773 751
Terrace House 697 614