Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Sparkhill (B11 4)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Sparkhill (B11 4).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Sparkhill 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. 78, Oakwood Road, Sparkhill, sold for £330,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 177 square metres, the price per sqm is £1,864.

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. £2,350-£2,500, £2,500-£2,650, £2,650-£2,800 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 72 sales in Sparkhill (B11 4) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Sparkhill (B11 4)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Sparkhill

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 Sparkhill (B11 4). Of the 72 transactions, half were sold for between £1,520 and £2,370 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,370m2. 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 'B11 4' is £1,950. The table below shows how 'B11 4' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
B11 2 Tyseley £1,780m2 £2,070m2 £2,280m2
B11 1 Birmingham £1,460m2 £1,780m2 £2,070m2
B11 4 Sparkhill £1,520m2 £1,950m2 £2,370m2
B11 3 Sparkhill £1,870m2 £2,260m2 £2,760m2

Will Sparkhill 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 B11 4 (Sparkhill). 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 B11 4 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Sparkhill (B11 4) over time
House price trends for Sparkhill

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Sparkhill 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 Sparkhill data or any other data I am given.

Price map for Sparkhill

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 Sparkhill. 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 Sparkhill
House price heatmap for Sparkhill

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Grove Road, Sparkhill, B11 4D 102m2 £1,646 14
Nansen Road, Sparkhill, B11 4D 92m2 £1,871 13
Wilton Road, Sparkhill, B11 4P 123m2 £1,372 11
Greswolde Road, Sparkhill, B11 4D 90m2 £1,864 10
Showell Green Lane, Sparkhill, B11 4J 113m2 £1,923 9
Esme Road, Sparkhill, B11 4N 134m2 £1,912 8
Philip Sidney Road, Sparkhill, B11 4H 84m2 £1,789 7
Rhone Close, Sparkhill, B11 4H 94m2 £2,550 7

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Sparkhill 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
78, Oakwood Rd, Sparkhill £330,000
177 1,864
12, Grove Rd, Sparkhill £190,000
82 2,317
22, Mackenzie Rd, Sparkhill £550,000
125 4,400

See the entire list of all sales in Sparkhill (B11 4) here.


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.