House prices in BN17 6 (Littlehampton)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Littlehampton (BN17 6).


Defining 'BN17 6'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BN17 6", 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. 93, Oakcroft Gardens, Littlehampton, sold for £420,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 76 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,526.

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. £4,250-£4,500, £4,500-£4,750, £4,750-£5,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 315 sales in Littlehampton (BN17 6) 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 6). Of the 315 transactions, half were sold for between £3,480 and £4,710 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BN17 6' is £4,160. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,710 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.

Property price heatmap for Littlehampton
House price heatmap for Littlehampton

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BN17 6' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BN17 7 Wick £3,110 sqm £3,650 sqm £4,400 sqm
BN17 6 Littlehampton £3,480 sqm £4,160 sqm £4,710 sqm
BN17 5 Littlehampton £2,630 sqm £3,170 sqm £3,880 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 6 (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 6 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
Timberleys, Littlehampton, BN17 6Q 84 sqm £3,293 29
Highdown Drive, Littlehampton, BN17 6H 79 sqm £4,189 23
St Floras Road, Littlehampton, BN17 6B 77 sqm £3,027 18
Beaumont Park, Littlehampton, BN17 6P 91 sqm £3,842 17
Stanhope Road, Littlehampton, BN17 6A 84 sqm £2,888 17
Queen Street, Littlehampton, BN17 6E 96 sqm £3,011 16
Hollist Chase, Littlehampton, BN17 6F 79 sqm £3,201 16
Cheal Way, Littlehampton, BN17 6F 83 sqm £3,012 15

Search for your street here.

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.

Address Paid sqm £/sqm
93, Oakcroft Gardens, Littlehampton £420,000
Mar-2024
76 5,526
19, York Rd, Littlehampton £233,420
Mar-2024
85 2,746
39, Olliver Acre, Littlehampton £315,000
Mar-2024
105 3,000

See the entire list of all sales in Littlehampton (BN17 6) here.

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