Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Idle (BD10 8)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Idle (BD10 8).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Idle 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. 7, Lenton Villas, Idle, Bradford, sold for £275,000 on Oct-2023. Given the internal area of 112 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,455.

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. £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 259 sales in Idle (BD10 8) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Idle (BD10 8)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Idle

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 Idle (BD10 8). Of the 259 transactions, half were sold for between £1,790 and £2,910 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,910m2. 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 'BD10 8' is £2,410. The table below shows how 'BD10 8' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BD10 0 Apperley Bridge £1,800m2 £2,280m2 £2,980m2
BD10 8 Idle £1,790m2 £2,410m2 £2,910m2
BD10 9 Idle £1,650m2 £1,990m2 £2,390m2

Will Idle 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 BD10 8 (Idle). 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 BD10 8 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Idle (BD10 8) over time
House price trends for Idle

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Price map for Idle

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 Idle. 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 Idle
House price heatmap for Idle

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Highfield Road, Idle, BD10 8Q 86m2 £1,895 27
Highfield Road, Idle, BD10 8D 54m2 £2,766 16
Stonegate Road, Idle, BD10 8B 82m2 £1,222 14
Summerley Court, Idle, BD10 8T 99m2 £2,145 13
Northlea Avenue, Idle, BD10 8L 85m2 £2,545 13
Tinkler Stile, Idle, BD10 8W 64m2 £2,215 13
Leeds Road, Idle, BD10 8J 90m2 £2,321 12
Summerbridge Crescent, Idle, BD10 8B 80m2 £1,655 11

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Idle 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
7, Lenton Villas, Idle, Bradford £275,000
112 2,455
23, Abinger Close, Idle, Bradford £155,000
74 2,094
176, Westfield Lane, Idle, Bradford £340,000
89 3,820

See the entire list of all sales in Idle (BD10 8) 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.