House prices in DE21 5 (Little Eaton)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Little Eaton, Oakwood (DE21 5).


Defining 'DE21 5'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "DE21 5", 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 Eaton.

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 Eaton 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. September House, Pall Mall, Little Eaton, Oakwood, sold for £632,000 on Dec-2023. Given the internal area of 185 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,416.

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. £2,800-£3,000, £3,000-£3,200, £3,200-£3,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 67 sales in Little Eaton (DE21 5) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Little Eaton, Oakwood
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Little Eaton

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 Eaton (DE21 5). Of the 67 transactions, half were sold for between £3,000 and £3,910 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'DE21 5' is £3,440. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,910 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 Eaton, Oakwood

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 Oakwood. 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 Eaton
House price heatmap for Little Eaton, Oakwood

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'DE21 5' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
DE21 5 Little Eaton £3,000 sqm £3,440 sqm £3,910 sqm
DE21 7 Spondon £2,380 sqm £2,740 sqm £3,100 sqm
DE21 4 Chaddesden £1,920 sqm £2,200 sqm £2,630 sqm
DE21 2 Oakwood £2,910 sqm £3,170 sqm £3,510 sqm
DE21 6 Chaddesden £1,920 sqm £2,280 sqm £2,670 sqm

Will Oakwood 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 DE21 5 (Little Eaton) compared with both the wider area DE21 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 Eaton,Oakwood
House price trends for Little Eaton

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 DE21 5 sales
Recent trends for Little Eaton

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 Oakwood 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 Oakwood 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
Brookside Road, Little Eaton, DE21 5L 109 sqm £3,124 20
Duffield Road, Little Eaton, DE21 5D 107 sqm £3,750 15
Alfreton Road, Little Eaton, DE21 5A 112 sqm £3,270 13
Alfreton Road, Little Eaton, DE21 5D 111 sqm £2,997 11
Rectory Lane, Little Eaton, DE21 5L 142 sqm £3,566 9
Highfield Road, Little Eaton, DE21 5A 121 sqm £3,013 9
The Dovecote, Little Eaton, DE21 5B 103 sqm £2,841 8
Barley Close, Little Eaton, DE21 5E 70 sqm £1,701 8

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Raw data

Our analysis of Little Eaton 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
September House, Pall Mall, Little Eaton, Oakwood £632,000
Dec-2023
185 3,416
17, Whittaker Lane, Little Eaton, Oakwood £415,000
Dec-2023
164 2,530
17, Church St, Little Eaton, Oakwood £275,000
Oct-2023
80 3,437

See the entire list of all sales in Little Eaton (DE21 5) here.

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