House prices in CH5 1 (Shotton)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Shotton, Connahs Quay (CH5 1).

Defining 'CH5 1'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CH5 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 Shotton.

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 Shotton 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. 57, Caernarvon Close, Shotton, Connahs Quay, sold for £155,000 on Apr-2024. Given the internal area of 52 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,980.

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 157 sales in Shotton (CH5 1) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Shotton, Connahs Quay
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Shotton

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 Shotton (CH5 1). Of the 157 transactions, half were sold for between £1,370 and £2,090 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CH5 1' is £1,690. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,090 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 Shotton, Connahs Quay

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 Connahs Quay. 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 Shotton
House price heatmap for Shotton, Connahs Quay

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CH5 1' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CH5 4 Connahs Quay £1,870 sqm £2,280 sqm £2,640 sqm
CH5 2 Mancot £1,800 sqm £2,200 sqm £2,500 sqm
CH5 3 Hawarden £2,370 sqm £2,740 sqm £3,100 sqm
CH5 1 Shotton £1,370 sqm £1,690 sqm £2,090 sqm

Will Connahs Quay 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 CH5 1 (Shotton) compared with both the wider area CH5 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 Shotton,Connahs Quay
House price trends for Shotton

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 CH5 1 sales
Recent trends for Shotton

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 Connahs Quay 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 Connahs Quay 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
Shotton Lane, Shotton, CH5 1Q 99 sqm £1,651 16
Nelson Street, Shotton, CH5 1D 85 sqm £1,126 12
Chester Close, Shotton, CH5 1A 91 sqm £1,758 12
Ash Grove, Shotton, CH5 1A 95 sqm £1,408 12
Butler Street, Shotton, CH5 1A 68 sqm £1,401 12
Chester Road East, Shotton, CH5 1Q 100 sqm £1,403 10
Wellington Street, Shotton, CH5 1A 74 sqm £1,665 10
King Edward Street, Shotton, CH5 1D 86 sqm £1,214 10

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Raw data

Our analysis of Shotton 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
57, Caernarvon Close, Shotton, Connahs Quay £155,000
52 2,980
7, Dundas St, Shotton, Connahs Quay £110,000
96 1,145
1, South Bank, Shotton, Connahs Quay £152,500
83 1,837

See the entire list of all sales in Shotton (CH5 1) here.


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