# House prices in BN17 5 (Littlehampton)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in 'BN17 5' (Littlehampton) - statistics were last calculated on 31 July 2024.

## Defining 'BN17 5'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BN17 5", 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 Littlehampton.

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 Littlehampton 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. 17, Purbeck Place, Littlehampton, sold for £375,000 on Jun-2024. Given the internal area of 138 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,717.

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 188 sales in Littlehampton (BN17 5) that took place in the last two years.

##### Distribution of £ per sqm for Littlehampton
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Littlehampton

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 Littlehampton (BN17 5). Of the 188 transactions, half were sold for between £2,530 and £3,860 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BN17 5' is £3,090. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,860 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 Littlehampton

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 Littlehampton. 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.

House price heatmap for Littlehampton

## Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BN17 5' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BN17 6 Littlehampton £3,450 sqm £4,090 sqm £4,730 sqm
BN17 5 Littlehampton £2,530 sqm £3,090 sqm £3,860 sqm
BN17 7 Wick £3,080 sqm £3,660 sqm £4,370 sqm

## Will Littlehampton 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 BN17 5 (Littlehampton) compared with both the wider area BN17 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 Littlehampton,Littlehampton
House price trends for Littlehampton

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 BN17 5 sales
Recent trends for Littlehampton

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 Littlehampton 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 Littlehampton 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
South Terrace, Littlehampton, BN17 5L 62 sqm £2,903 35
Church Street, Littlehampton, BN17 5F 60 sqm £2,310 27
Fitzalan Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5J 51 sqm £2,291 24
Bayford Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5H 88 sqm £2,637 18
Irvine Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5H 45 sqm £2,039 16
River Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5B 71 sqm £3,876 15
South Terrace, Littlehampton, BN17 5N 73 sqm £3,095 14
Church Street, Littlehampton, BN17 5P 69 sqm £2,755 14

## New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £sqm New build sales
Fitzalan Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5E 73 sqm £4,917 13

Fitzalan Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5E has seen 13 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £267,427). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 73 sqm, with an average price of £4,917 sqm. This £sqm average is £0 above the average for BN17 5. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium so this is normal.

## Raw data

Our analysis of Littlehampton 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.