KT21 (Ashtead) area guide

KT21
Ashtead
The KT21 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Ashtead, Ashtead Common, Ashtead Park, Ashtead Village, Surrey.
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Notes:

A Mouseprice property guide for KT21 Ashtead is coming soon. In the meantime, please have a look at the raw data and statistics about KT21 that can be found by click the relevant links on the left hand side.

Old area guide:

The commentary below was written for the mouseprice.com website in 2006, please be aware that the comments below might be out of date. We recommend disregarding these comments in favour of the data that can be found either above or in the other sections of this website.

Market trends:

Kingston-upon-Thames propertyThe size of the property market in KT21 is 5438 homes.

Kingston-upon-Thames propertyWhen compared against a national average compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the last 5 years of 12.5%, the growth in this postcode district has been 15.1%. This could well be because this is a dynamic local economy and housing market. Property price growth in this area has significantly exceeded growth in earnings and the national average house price growth, and so the likelihood of it continuing will be dependent upon price earnings ratio, as well as investment by developers and local authorities in continually upgrading local infrastructure, schools, in addition to the continued strength of the local and national economies and any other economies upon which the area depends.

Kingston-upon-Thames propertyAverage property prices in this postcode district over the last three months have been approximately £380450.

Kingston-upon-Thames propertyWhen examining the ability of consumers to further extend themselves in the face of increasing property prices, many commentators pay close attention to the price earnings ratio. Price Earnings Ratio in this postcode district is 12.1. Places like this represent the “well- heeled” districts of each postcode area. Although recently there have been some spectacular price increases in more expensive areas, in general, prices appreciate slowly in more expensive places because there is less demand for more expensive properties, and the turnover of them is slower because they are not commonly used as investment property.

Kingston-upon-Thames propertyNew transactions as a percentage of overall sales are 7.4%.

Housing stock:

Ashtead propertyDetached Houses make up the most significant portion of the housing stock, representing 47% of the total.

Ashtead propertyThe least common type of property in this area is Terraced Houses (6.4% of the total housing stock).

Ashtead propertyThis is an area with a high proportion of property suitable for families with children.

Ashtead propertySocially rented accommodation represents 8.8% of the total rented accommodation in the area.

Ashtead propertyThe majority of property in this area is owner occupied.

Ashtead propertyThe average price of a two bed property in this area is higher than the national average of £187894 at £269127.

Who lives here:

Ashtead propertyAshtead propertyThis is one of the most “experienced” areas of the country, with an average age of 44.
Ashtead propertyThis area has a high percentage of married people at 21.8%.
Ashtead propertyAverage working hours in this area for men are 42 and for women are 30.
Ashtead propertyThis area has 11.5 people per square kilometre.
Ashtead propertyJob prospects in this area are good with low unemployment (1.4%). Most jobs are found in the Real Estate and Wholesale & Retail sectors.
Ashtead propertyThis area has one of the highest proportions of degree educated people in the country, at 31.9%.