Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Birmingham (B16 8)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Birmingham (B16 8).

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. Apartment 180 51, Sherborne Street, Birmingham, sold for £215,000 on Jul-2023. Given the internal area of 80 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,687.

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. £2,800-£3,000, £3,000-£3,200, £3,200-£3,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 103 sales in Birmingham (B16 8) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Birmingham (B16 8)
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 (B16 8). Of the 103 transactions, half were sold for between £2,370 and £3,780 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,780m2. 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 'B16 8' is £2,860. The table below shows how 'B16 8' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
B16 0 Birmingham £1,830m2 £2,250m2 £2,880m2
B16 8 Birmingham £2,370m2 £2,860m2 £3,780m2
B16 9 Edgbaston £2,230m2 £2,610m2 £3,030m2

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 B16 8 (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 B16 8 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Birmingham (B16 8) 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
Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8H 50m2 £2,608 27
Symphony Court, Birmingham, B16 8A 72m2 £3,659 23
Sheepcote Street, Birmingham, B16 8A 78m2 £2,709 21
Browning Street, Birmingham, B16 8G 65m2 £3,015 13
Sheepcote Street, Birmingham, B16 8J 65m2 £3,078 12
Sherborne Street, Birmingham, B16 8F 63m2 £2,792 11
Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8J 51m2 £2,665 9
Huntly Road, Birmingham, B16 8J 81m2 £1,969 8

Search for your street here.

New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 New build sales
Sheepcote Street, Birmingham, B16 8W 51m2 £4,585 126

Sheepcote Street, Birmingham, B16 8W has seen 126 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £247,741). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 51 m2, with an average price of £4,585 m2. This £sqm average is £1725 above the average for B16 8. 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
Apartment 180 51, Sherborne St, Birmingham £215,000
80 2,687
Apartment 124 50, Sherborne St, Birmingham £195,500
63 3,103
120 Delius House, Symphony Court, Birmingham £265,000
126 2,103

See the entire list of all sales in Birmingham (B16 8) 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.