House prices in CH49 6 (Upton)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Upton, Wirral (CH49 6).


Defining 'CH49 6'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CH49 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 Upton.

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 Upton 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. 82, Saughall Massie Lane, Upton, Wirral, sold for £230,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 100 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,300.

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. £2,350-£2,500, £2,500-£2,650, £2,650-£2,800 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 65 sales in Upton (CH49 6) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Upton, Wirral
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Upton

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 Upton (CH49 6). Of the 65 transactions, half were sold for between £2,480 and £3,130 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CH49 6' is £2,830. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,130 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 Upton, Wirral

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 Wirral. 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 Upton
House price heatmap for Upton, Wirral

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CH49 6' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CH49 2 Greasby £2,430 sqm £2,940 sqm £3,330 sqm
CH49 4 Wirral £2,180 sqm £2,740 sqm £3,080 sqm
CH49 3 Greasby £2,650 sqm £3,210 sqm £3,960 sqm
CH49 7 Wirral £1,550 sqm £1,710 sqm £2,000 sqm
CH49 8 Wirral £1,280 sqm £1,620 sqm £1,880 sqm
CH49 1 Greasby £2,630 sqm £2,910 sqm £3,250 sqm
CH49 6 Upton £2,480 sqm £2,830 sqm £3,130 sqm
CH49 0 Wirral £2,060 sqm £2,420 sqm £2,740 sqm
CH49 5 Wirral £1,510 sqm £2,050 sqm £2,280 sqm
CH49 9 Wirral £1,550 sqm £1,750 sqm £1,960 sqm

Will Wirral 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 CH49 6 (Upton) compared with both the wider area CH49 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 Upton,Wirral
House price trends for Upton

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 CH49 6 sales
Recent trends for Upton

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 Wirral 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 Wirral 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 Drive, Upton, CH49 6L 176 sqm £2,464 11
Upton Park Drive, Upton, CH49 6J 95 sqm £2,365 11
Upland Road, Upton, CH49 6L 127 sqm £2,237 11
Manor Drive, Upton, CH49 6J 164 sqm £2,637 10
Meadway, Upton, CH49 6J 130 sqm £2,128 8
Church Road, Upton, CH49 6J 90 sqm £2,011 8
Wallingford Road, Upton, CH49 6P 70 sqm £2,872 7
Heath Drive, Upton, CH49 6L 141 sqm £2,779 7

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Upton 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
82, Saughall Massie Lane, Upton, Wirral £230,000
Feb-2024
100 2,300
38, Manor Drive, Upton, Wirral £420,000
Feb-2024
140 3,000
7, Kirkmount, Upton, Wirral £615,000
Feb-2024
186 3,306

See the entire list of all sales in Upton (CH49 6) here.

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