Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Canton (CF5 1)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Canton (CF5 1).


Defining 'CF5 1'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CF5 1", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector.

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Canton 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. 2a, Northumberland Street, Canton, Cardiff, sold for £390,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 123 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,170.

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. £3,800-£4,000, £4,000-£4,200, £4,200-£4,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 347 sales in Canton (CF5 1) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Canton (CF5 1)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Canton

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 Canton (CF5 1). Of the 347 transactions, half were sold for between £2,930 and £3,860 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CF5 1' is £3,420. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,860m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Canton

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 Canton. 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 Canton
House price heatmap for Canton

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CF5 1' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CF5 2 Llandaff £3,270m2 £3,840m2 £4,270m2
CF5 4 Ely £2,090m2 £2,550m2 £3,160m2
CF5 3 Fairwater £2,320m2 £2,640m2 £3,100m2
CF5 6 St Fagans £3,370m2 £3,650m2 £3,980m2
CF5 1 Canton £2,930m2 £3,420m2 £3,860m2
CF5 5 Ely £2,030m2 £2,410m2 £2,790m2

Will Canton 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 CF5 1 (Canton). 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 CF5 1 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Canton (CF5 1) over time
House price trends for Canton

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Pembroke Road, Canton, CF5 1Q 91m2 £3,254 29
Ethel Street, Canton, CF5 1E 78m2 £3,167 29
Clive Road, Canton, CF5 1H 82m2 £3,119 22
Pencisely Road, Canton, CF5 1D 184m2 £3,427 22
Forrest Road, Canton, CF5 1H 103m2 £2,884 21
Lansdowne Road, Canton, CF5 1P 107m2 £2,555 17
Lansdowne Road, Canton, CF5 1J 95m2 £3,080 16
Aldsworth Road, Canton, CF5 1A 93m2 £2,518 16

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Canton 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
2a, Northumberland St, Canton, Cardiff £390,000
Feb-2024
123 3,170
2, Romilly Rd, Canton, Cardiff £375,000
Jan-2024
81 4,629
47, Radnor Rd, Canton, Cardiff £317,200
Jan-2024
93 3,410

See the entire list of all sales in Canton (CF5 1) here.

About

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.