SY6 (Church Stretton) area guide

Church Stretton
The SY6 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Acton Scott, Affcot, Alcaston, All Stretton, Apedale, Batchcote, Birtley, Bishop's Castle with Onny Valley, Bunyions Lye, Cardington, Cardington Moor, Chatwall, Chelmick, Church Moor, Church Preen, Church Stretton, Church Stretton North, Church Stretton South, Comley, Crosspipes, Crossways, Cwm Head, Cwmdale, Eaton-under-Heywood, Enchmarsh, Felhampton, Gretton, Gulley Green, Hamperley, Harton, Hatton, Heath Common, Henley Common, Hollyhurst, Hope Bowdler, Inwood, Kemp Valley, Lawley, Leebotwood, Little Stretton, Longmynd, Marshbrook, Meadowcroft, Melverley, Minton, Oakwood, Padmore, Picklescott, Plaish, Ragdon, Rushbury, Shropshire, Smethcott, Soudley, Stanway, Sunnyside, Ticklerton, Upper Corvedale, Upper Millichope, Walkmills, Wall Under Heywood, Wall-under-Heywood, Whittingslow, Willstone, Wistanstow with Hopesay, Wolverton, Woolstaston, Woolston.


A Mouseprice property guide for SY6 Church Stretton is coming soon. In the meantime, please have a look at the raw data and statistics about SY6 that can be found by click the relevant links on the left hand side.

Old area guide:

The commentary below was written for the website in 2006, please be aware that the comments below might be out of date.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:

Shrewsbury propertyThe size of the property market in SY6 is 3002 homes.

Shrewsbury propertyGiven that the nominal growth rate in this postcode district (SY6) has been about 13.8% over the last 5 years, it would be reasonable to assume that this isa 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.

Shrewsbury propertyThe average property in this postcode district was valued at £244817 over the last 3 months.

Shrewsbury 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 9.4.

Shrewsbury propertyNew transactions as a percentage of overall sales are 8.6%.

Housing stock:

Church Stretton propertyOver half of the properties in the area are Detached Houses, at 61.7% of the total housing stock.

Church Stretton propertyThe least common type of property in this area is Terraced Houses (7.2% of the total housing stock).

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

Church Stretton propertySocially rented accommodation represents only a small percentage of rented accommodation in the area at 7.6%.

Church Stretton propertyThe majority of property in this area is owner occupied.

Church Stretton propertyThe average price of a two bed property in this area is less that the national average of £187894 at £184950.

Who lives here:

Church Stretton propertyThere are 2994 men and 3334 women in this postcode district.
Church Stretton propertyThis area is a haven for the retired, who make up 37% of the population.
Church Stretton propertyThis area has a high percentage of married people at 18.6%.
Church Stretton propertyPeople here work very hard – men work, on average, 46 hours per week, whilst women work for 16 hours less.
Church Stretton propertyThis area is relatively rural, with only 0.5 people per square kilometre.
Church Stretton propertyJob prospects in this area are good with low unemployment (1.9%). Most jobs are found in the Wholesale & Retail and Construction sectors.