Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Oldbury (B68 9)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Oldbury (B68 9).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Oldbury 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. 36, Edmonds Road, Oldbury, sold for £260,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 80 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,250.

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 174 sales in Oldbury (B68 9) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Oldbury (B68 9)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Oldbury

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 Oldbury (B68 9). Of the 174 transactions, half were sold for between £2,290 and £3,030 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,030m2. 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 'B68 9' is £2,680. The table below shows how 'B68 9' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
B68 0 Oldbury £2,250m2 £2,650m2 £2,970m2
B68 9 Oldbury £2,290m2 £2,680m2 £3,030m2
B68 8 Oldbury £1,990m2 £2,370m2 £3,010m2

Will Oldbury 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 B68 9 (Oldbury). 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 B68 9 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Oldbury (B68 9) over time
House price trends for Oldbury

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Price map for Oldbury

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 Oldbury. 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 Oldbury
House price heatmap for Oldbury

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Bristnall Hall Road, Oldbury, B68 9T 93m2 £2,294 17
Barker Street, Oldbury, B68 9U 84m2 £1,405 16
Edmonds Road, Oldbury, B68 9A 79m2 £2,293 15
Princess Road, Oldbury, B68 9P 75m2 £2,297 15
George Road, Oldbury, B68 9L 82m2 £2,234 13
Harborne Road, Oldbury, B68 9J 128m2 £2,734 11
Abbey Crescent, Oldbury, B68 9H 89m2 £2,614 10
Hill Top Road, Oldbury, B68 9D 78m2 £2,459 10

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Oldbury 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
36, Edmonds Rd, Oldbury £260,000
80 3,250
3, Hesket Avenue, Oldbury £243,000
78 3,115
55, Victoria Rd, Oldbury £267,000
114 2,342

See the entire list of all sales in Oldbury (B68 9) 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.