House prices in B90 1 (Shirley)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Shirley (B90 1).

Defining 'B90 1'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "B90 1", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. There are no official names for postcode sectors so I've just labelled it Shirley.

You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector, or you can enter a different postcode sector (e.g. CM23 4) below.

FYI, a postcode sector is the full postcode without the last two letters.

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Shirley 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. 2, Hitherside, Shirley, sold for £787,500 on Apr-2024. Given the internal area of 182 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,326.

England & Wales have been officially metric since 1965. However house price per square foot is prefered by some estate agents and those of sufficiently advanced age ;-) They may want to convert square meters 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. £3,250-£3,500, £3,500-£3,750, £3,750-£4,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 391 sales in Shirley (B90 1) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Shirley
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Shirley

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 Shirley (B90 1). Of the 391 transactions, half were sold for between £2,810 and £4,090 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'B90 1' is £3,410. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,090 sqm. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Shirley

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 Shirley. 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 Shirley
House price heatmap for Shirley

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'B90 1' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
B90 1 Shirley £2,810 sqm £3,410 sqm £4,090 sqm
B90 2 Shirley £3,450 sqm £3,900 sqm £4,290 sqm
B90 3 Shirley £3,270 sqm £3,900 sqm £4,390 sqm
B90 4 Shirley £3,520 sqm £4,170 sqm £4,800 sqm
B90 8 Blythe Valley Park £3,630 sqm £4,080 sqm £4,570 sqm

Will Shirley 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 chart below for B90 1 (Shirley) compared with both the wider area B90 and inflation (CPIH from the Office of National Statistics). The dashed trend lines in the chart show the average over time.

Historic price per square metre in Shirley,Shirley
House price trends for Shirley

For the most recent sales activity, rather than a summarized average, it is better to see the underlying data. This is shown in the chart below, where blue dots represent individual sales, click on them to see details. If there is an obvious trend you should be able to spot it here amid the noise from outliers.

Most recent B90 1 sales
Recent trends for Shirley

Data from Land Registry comes in gradually over time. I update it every month but it takes about 5 months for the majority of sales for Shirley to be recorded. Disclaimer: I do not verify and cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. Outliers exist in the data, typically these are where the EPC registry records the internal area incorrectly, sometimes although very rarely the Land Registry price paid data can be wrong. The data provided throughout this website about Shirley 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.

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £sqm Recent sales
Ascote Lane, Shirley, B90 1T 74 sqm £2,817 31
Nethercote Gardens, Shirley, B90 1B 63 sqm £2,677 29
Main Street, Shirley, B90 1U 64 sqm £2,554 29
Waterside, Shirley, B90 1U 91 sqm £2,514 26
Dewberry Road, Shirley, B90 1U 99 sqm £4,276 25
Myton Drive, Shirley, B90 1H 63 sqm £3,319 24
Berry Maud Lane, Shirley, B90 1B 96 sqm £3,549 23
High Street, Shirley, B90 1J 78 sqm £3,259 22

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Raw data

Our analysis of Shirley 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 sqm £/sqm
2, Hitherside, Shirley £787,500
182 4,326
34, Mappleborough Rd, Shirley £340,000
64 5,312
396, Priory Rd, Shirley £325,000
84 3,869

See the entire list of all sales in Shirley (B90 1) here.


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