Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Birmingham (B30 2)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Birmingham (B30 2).

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. 19, Acacia Road, Birmingham, sold for £500,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 106 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,716.

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. £3,350-£3,500, £3,500-£3,650, £3,650-£3,800 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 247 sales in Birmingham (B30 2) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Birmingham (B30 2)
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 (B30 2). Of the 247 transactions, half were sold for between £2,700 and £3,570 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,570m2. 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 'B30 2' is £3,190. The table below shows how 'B30 2' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
B30 2 Birmingham £2,700m2 £3,190m2 £3,570m2
B30 3 Kings Norton £2,170m2 £2,490m2 £2,900m2
B30 1 Birmingham £2,480m2 £3,220m2 £4,060m2

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 B30 2 (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 B30 2 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Birmingham (B30 2) 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
Bournville Lane, Birmingham, B30 2B 65m2 £3,273 23
Pineapple Road, Birmingham, B30 2T 87m2 £2,916 23
Oxford Street, Birmingham, B30 2L 85m2 £2,902 20
Rowheath Road, Birmingham, B30 2E 80m2 £2,978 20
Mary Vale Road, Birmingham, B30 2D 109m2 £2,819 20
Franklin Road, Birmingham, B30 2H 121m2 £3,237 19
Midland Road, Birmingham, B30 2E 82m2 £3,012 18
Heathcote Road, Birmingham, B30 2H 82m2 £2,769 14

Search for your street here.

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
19, Acacia Rd, Birmingham £500,000
106 4,716
76, Midland Rd, Birmingham £323,355
90 3,592
241, Cartland Rd, Birmingham £265,000
83 3,192

See the entire list of all sales in Birmingham (B30 2) 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.