House prices in CT16 3 (Whitfield)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Whitfield, Dover (CT16 3).

Defining 'CT16 3'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CT16 3", 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 Whitfield.

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 Whitfield 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. 17, Beauxfield, Whitfield, Dover, sold for £275,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 89 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,089.

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. £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 138 sales in Whitfield (CT16 3) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Whitfield, Dover
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Whitfield

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 Whitfield (CT16 3). Of the 138 transactions, half were sold for between £3,380 and £4,290 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CT16 3' is £3,780. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,290 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 Whitfield, Dover

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 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.

House price heatmap for Whitfield, Dover

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CT16 3' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CT16 2 Dover £2,370 sqm £2,780 sqm £3,180 sqm
CT16 1 Dover £2,340 sqm £2,830 sqm £3,280 sqm
CT16 3 Whitfield £3,380 sqm £3,780 sqm £4,290 sqm

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 chart below for CT16 3 (Whitfield) compared with both the wider area CT16 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 Whitfield,Dover
House price trends for Whitfield

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 CT16 3 sales
Recent trends for Whitfield

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 Dover 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 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.

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £sqm Recent sales
Cranleigh Drive, Whitfield, CT16 3N 76 sqm £3,523 19
Beauxfield, Whitfield, CT16 3J 92 sqm £3,757 16
Newlands, Whitfield, CT16 3N 86 sqm £3,451 15
Alison Crescent, Whitfield, CT16 3L 79 sqm £4,076 14
Arable Drive, Whitfield, CT16 3F 101 sqm £3,105 12
Manley Close, Whitfield, CT16 3N 64 sqm £3,258 11
Farncombe Way, Whitfield, CT16 3N 71 sqm £3,710 11
Archers Court Road, Whitfield, CT16 3H 143 sqm £3,449 10

New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £sqm New build sales
Oats Drive, Whitfield, CT16 3G 128 sqm £3,060 9

Oats Drive, Whitfield, CT16 3G has seen 9 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £404,000). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 128 sqm, with an average price of £3,060 sqm. This £sqm average is £-720 below the average for CT16 3. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium. In the case of Oats Drive the premium seems not to exist. Without more info we can only speculate why this may be. Perhaps it may be greater density and smaller gardens, but this is just a guess.

Raw data

Our analysis of Whitfield 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.