Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Birmingham (B1 1)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Birmingham (B1 1).


Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Birmingham is not much use. However, knowing average price per square metre can be quite useful. Price per sqm allows some comparison between properties of different size. We define price per square metre as the sold price divided by the internal area of a property:

£ per sqm = price ÷ internal area
E.g. 30, Upper Marshall Street, Birmingham, sold for £160,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 63 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,539.

England & Wales have been officially metric for many decades. However house price per square foot is sometimes prefered by those of sufficiently advanced age. They may want to convert metres on this page to square feet.

The chart below is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of this house price per sqm data. To make this chart we put the sales data into a series of £ per sqm 'buckets' (e.g. £3,250-£3,500, £3,500-£3,750, £3,750-£4,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 68 sales in Birmingham (B1 1) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Birmingham (B1 1)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Birmingham

You can see the spread of prices above. This is because although internal area is a key factor in determining valuation, it is not the only factor. Many factors other than size affect desirability; these factors could be condition, aspect, garden size, negotiating power of the vendor etc.

That said, the spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Birmingham (B1 1). Of the 68 transactions, half were sold for between £2,740 and £3,890 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,890m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

For the average, we calculate the 'median' or middle price. The median price per square metre in 'B1 1' is £3,500. The table below shows how 'B1 1' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
B1 2 Birmingham £1,970m2 £2,690m2 £3,010m2
B1 3 Birmingham £2,920m2 £3,270m2 £3,630m2
B1 1 Birmingham £2,740m2 £3,500m2 £3,890m2

Will Birmingham house prices drop in 2024?

I cannot tell the future and don't believe anyone who says they can. I can however plot price trends - I have done this in the scatter plot below for B1 1 (Birmingham). From this one could infer a range of reasonable possible future price falls or rises. In the chart below, the red dashed line is the house price trend for B1 1 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Birmingham (B1 1) over time
House price trends for Birmingham

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Birmingham and any other area, is not financial advice. Any information provided does not and cannot ever take in to account the particular financial situation, objectives or property needs of either you or anyone reading this information. Furthermore, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. This information is based on sold prices and internal area data provided by Land Registry and other third parties - I do not verify the accuracy of the Birmingham data or any other data I am given.

Price map for Birmingham

I've just finished coding the map I link to below. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Birmingham. You can zoom in all the way to individual properties and then all the way back out to see the whole country. The colours show the current estimated property values. I will explain more about the methodology and create a key next week.

Property price heatmap for Birmingham
House price heatmap for Birmingham

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1 1P 53m2 £3,472 34
Holliday Street, Birmingham, B1 1T 66m2 £3,063 15
Granville Street, Birmingham, B1 1J 57m2 £3,449 15
Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham, B1 1L 55m2 £2,620 13
Holliday Street, Birmingham, B1 1F 53m2 £4,039 13
Holloway Head, Birmingham, B1 1U 61m2 £1,535 11
Waterfront Walk, Birmingham, B1 1S 62m2 £3,136 11
Holloway Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B1 1B 66m2 £3,755 8

Search for your street here.

New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 New build sales
Windmill Street, Birmingham, B1 1G 60m2 £4,425 70

Windmill Street, Birmingham, B1 1G has seen 70 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £265,780). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 60 m2, with an average price of £4,425 m2. This £sqm average is £925 above the average for B1 1. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium so this is normal.

Raw data

Our analysis of Birmingham is derived from what is essentially a big table of sold prices from Land Registry with added property size information. Below are three rows from this table to give you an idea.

Address Paid m2 £/m2
30, Upper Marshall St, Birmingham £160,000
Sep-2023
63 2,539
248, Upper Marshall St, Birmingham £160,000
Sep-2023
61 2,622
Apartment 421 Canal Wharf, 16, Waterfront Walk, Birmingham £170,000
Aug-2023
56 3,035

See the entire list of all sales in Birmingham (B1 1) here.

About

HouseMetric is a hobby, created out of a desire to see data and analysis not present on any free to use website. It is still a work in progress and I'll add more stuff in the near future.