House prices in CO16 9 (Little Clacton)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Little Clacton, Clacton-On-Sea (CO16 9).


Defining 'CO16 9'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CO16 9", 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 Little Clacton.

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 Little Clacton 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. Avon Cottage, Holland Road, Little Clacton, Clacton-On-Sea, sold for £360,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 98 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,673.

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 120 sales in Little Clacton (CO16 9) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Little Clacton, Clacton-On-Sea
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Little Clacton

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 Little Clacton (CO16 9). Of the 120 transactions, half were sold for between £3,000 and £4,350 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CO16 9' is £3,540. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,350 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 Little Clacton, Clacton-On-Sea

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 Clacton-On-Sea. 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 Little Clacton
House price heatmap for Little Clacton, Clacton-On-Sea

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CO16 9' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CO16 8 St Osyth £2,830 sqm £3,260 sqm £3,820 sqm
CO16 7 Clacton-On-Sea £3,000 sqm £3,490 sqm £4,130 sqm
CO16 9 Little Clacton £3,000 sqm £3,540 sqm £4,350 sqm
CO16 0 Thorpe Le Soken £3,150 sqm £3,690 sqm £4,470 sqm

Will Clacton-On-Sea 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 CO16 9 (Little Clacton) compared with both the wider area CO16 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 Little Clacton,Clacton-On-Sea
House price trends for Little Clacton

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 CO16 9 sales
Recent trends for Little Clacton

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 Clacton-On-Sea 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 Clacton-On-Sea 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
Holland Road, Little Clacton, CO16 9R 114 sqm £3,301 27
Harwich Road, Little Clacton, CO16 9N 96 sqm £3,633 20
Whitegates Court, Little Clacton, CO16 9F 90 sqm £3,887 14
Second Avenue, Little Clacton, CO16 9H 80 sqm £3,892 13
Millers Green, Little Clacton, CO16 9F 110 sqm £3,044 13
Tan Lane, Little Clacton, CO16 9P 90 sqm £3,589 11
Mill Lane, Little Clacton, CO16 9B 118 sqm £3,665 10
The Street, Little Clacton, CO16 9L 117 sqm £3,155 10

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New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £sqm New build sales
Bramwood Road, Little Clacton, CO16 9F 79 sqm £4,014 27
Oaks Drive, Little Clacton, CO16 9F 75 sqm £4,036 12
St Andrews Close, Little Clacton, CO16 9F 144 sqm £2,791 9

Bramwood Road, Little Clacton, CO16 9F has seen 27 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £314,403). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 79 sqm, with an average price of £4,014 sqm. This £sqm average is £474 above the average for CO16 9. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium so this is normal.

Raw data

Our analysis of Little Clacton 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
Avon Cottage, Holland Rd, Little Clacton, Clacton-On-Sea £360,000
Feb-2024
98 3,673
35, Second Avenue, Little Clacton, Clacton-On-Sea £275,000
Feb-2024
62 4,435
70, St Osyth Rd East, Little Clacton, Clacton-On-Sea £360,000
Feb-2024
109 3,302

See the entire list of all sales in Little Clacton (CO16 9) here.

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