Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Great Barr (B43 5)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Great Barr (B43 5).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Great Barr 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. 47, Hembs Crescent, Great Barr, sold for £185,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 83 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,228.

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 205 sales in Great Barr (B43 5) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Great Barr (B43 5)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Great Barr

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 Great Barr (B43 5). Of the 205 transactions, half were sold for between £2,300 and £2,990 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,990m2. 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 'B43 5' is £2,680. The table below shows how 'B43 5' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
B43 5 Great Barr £2,300m2 £2,680m2 £2,990m2
B43 7 Birmingham £2,610m2 £2,950m2 £3,260m2
B43 6 Great Barr £2,280m2 £3,010m2 £3,660m2

Will Great Barr 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 B43 5 (Great Barr). 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 B43 5 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Great Barr (B43 5) over time
House price trends for Great Barr

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Price map for Great Barr

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 Great Barr. 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 Great Barr
House price heatmap for Great Barr

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Hamstead Road, Great Barr, B43 5B 80m2 £2,078 32
Eastwood Road, Great Barr, B43 5R 84m2 £2,428 25
Waddington Avenue, Great Barr, B43 5J 80m2 £2,707 22
Stanton Road, Great Barr, B43 5H 88m2 £2,653 17
Lechlade Road, Great Barr, B43 5N 83m2 £2,564 17
Claverdon Drive, Great Barr, B43 5H 92m2 £2,530 17
Appleton Avenue, Great Barr, B43 5Q 87m2 £2,409 14
Tanhouse Avenue, Great Barr, B43 5A 79m2 £2,316 13

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Great Barr 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
47, Hembs Crescent, Great Barr £185,000
83 2,228
40, Lechlade Rd, Great Barr £260,000
75 3,466
45 Lingfield Court, Hamstead Rd, Great Barr £72,500
58 1,250

See the entire list of all sales in Great Barr (B43 5) 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.