Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Erdington (B23 6)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Erdington (B23 6).


Defining 'B23 6'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "B23 6", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector.

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Erdington 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. 22, Grayshott Close, Erdington, Birmingham, sold for £157,000 on Jan-2024. Given the internal area of 56 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,803.

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. £1,900-£2,000, £2,000-£2,100, £2,100-£2,200 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 281 sales in Erdington (B23 6) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Erdington (B23 6)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Erdington

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.

The spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Erdington (B23 6). Of the 281 transactions, half were sold for between £1,840 and £2,430 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'B23 6' is £2,140. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,430m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Erdington

Do have a look at the interactive price map I created. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Erdington. 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.

Property price heatmap for Erdington
House price heatmap for Erdington

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'B23 6' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
B23 7 Birmingham £1,740m2 £2,050m2 £2,470m2
B23 6 Erdington £1,840m2 £2,140m2 £2,430m2
B23 5 Birmingham £2,230m2 £2,580m2 £3,010m2

Will Erdington 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 B23 6 (Erdington). 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 B23 6 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Erdington (B23 6) over time
House price trends for Erdington

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Somerset Road, Erdington, B23 6N 84m2 £2,457 34
South Road, Erdington, B23 6E 100m2 £1,784 33
Norfolk Road, Erdington, B23 6N 101m2 £2,223 22
Gravelly Lane, Erdington, B23 6L 87m2 £2,163 21
Boundary Road, Erdington, B23 6G 68m2 £1,877 20
Johnson Road, Erdington, B23 6P 77m2 £2,033 19
Short Heath Road, Erdington, B23 6J 80m2 £2,222 18
Northcroft Way, Erdington, B23 6G 74m2 £2,102 18

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Erdington 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
22, Grayshott Close, Erdington, Birmingham £157,000
Jan-2024
56 2,803
151, Johnson Rd, Erdington, Birmingham £122,500
Jan-2024
66 1,856
20, Boundary Rd, Erdington, Birmingham £125,000
Jan-2024
63 1,984

See the entire list of all sales in Erdington (B23 6) 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.