Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Dover (CT16 2)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Dover (CT16 2).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Dover 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. 31, Balfour Road, Dover, sold for £212,500 on Aug-2023. Given the internal area of 78 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,724.

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. £3,350-£3,500, £3,500-£3,650, £3,650-£3,800 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 217 sales in Dover (CT16 2) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Dover (CT16 2)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Dover

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.

That said, the spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Dover (CT16 2). Of the 217 transactions, half were sold for between £2,380 and £3,180 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,180m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

For the average, we calculate the 'median' or middle price. The median price per square metre in 'CT16 2' is £2,780. The table below shows how 'CT16 2' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CT16 2 Dover £2,380m2 £2,780m2 £3,180m2
CT16 3 Whitfield £3,350m2 £3,870m2 £4,360m2
CT16 1 Dover £2,130m2 £2,480m2 £3,180m2

Will Dover 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 CT16 2 (Dover). 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 CT16 2 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Dover (CT16 2) over time
House price trends for Dover

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Price map for Dover

I've just finished coding the map I link to below. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Dover. 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. I will explain more about the methodology and create a key next week.

Property price heatmap for Dover
House price heatmap for Dover

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Heathfield Avenue, Dover, CT16 2P 72m2 £2,525 30
Mayfield Avenue, Dover, CT16 2P 71m2 £2,429 30
Ardent Road, Dover, CT16 2G 71m2 £3,307 19
Buckland Avenue, Dover, CT16 2N 105m2 £2,421 19
Balfour Road, Dover, CT16 2N 73m2 £2,485 14
Stanhope Road, Dover, CT16 2P 84m2 £2,442 14
Pioneer Road, Dover, CT16 2A 77m2 £2,500 13
Alfred Road, Dover, CT16 2A 90m2 £2,347 13

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Dover 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
31, Balfour Rd, Dover £212,500
78 2,724
29, Old Park Hill, Dover £250,000
82 3,048
36, Charlton Avenue, Dover £200,000
64 3,125

See the entire list of all sales in Dover (CT16 2) here.


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.