Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Hockley (B18 6)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Hockley (B18 6).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Hockley 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 42 New Hampton Lofts, 90, Great Hampton Street, Hockley, Birmingham, sold for £205,000 on Aug-2023. Given the internal area of 67 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,059.

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. £2,900-£3,000, £3,000-£3,100, £3,100-£3,200 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 40 sales in Hockley (B18 6) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Hockley (B18 6)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Hockley

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 Hockley (B18 6). Of the 40 transactions, half were sold for between £2,740 and £3,540 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,540m2. 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 'B18 6' is £3,160. The table below shows how 'B18 6' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
B18 6 Hockley £2,740m2 £3,160m2 £3,540m2
B18 5 Hockley £1,700m2 £2,230m2 £2,590m2
B18 7 Birmingham £1,720m2 £2,220m2 £2,760m2
B18 4 Birmingham £1,380m2 £1,710m2 £1,980m2

Will Hockley 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 B18 6 (Hockley). 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 B18 6 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Hockley (B18 6) over time
House price trends for Hockley

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Price map for Hockley

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 Hockley. 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 Hockley
House price heatmap for Hockley

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Branston Street, Hockley, B18 6B 77m2 £2,884 30
Warstone Lane, Hockley, B18 6P 65m2 £3,409 19
Great Hampton Street, Hockley, B18 6E 79m2 £2,933 16
Warstone Lane, Hockley, B18 6H 81m2 £2,914 14
Spencer Street, Hockley, B18 6J 71m2 £2,933 5
Warstone Parade East, Hockley, B18 6N 101m2 £3,624 5
Hall Street, Hockley, B18 6B 70m2 £3,081 5

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Hockley 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 42 New Hampton Lofts, 90, Great Hampton St, Hockley, Birmingham £205,000
67 3,059
5, Warstone Parade East, Hockley, Birmingham £535,000
165 3,242
Apartment 43 New Hampton Lofts, 90, Great Hampton St, Hockley, Birmingham £155,000
55 2,818

See the entire list of all sales in Hockley (B18 6) 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.