House prices in BD11 2 (Birkenshaw)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Birkenshaw (BD11 2).


Defining 'BD11 2'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BD11 2", 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 Birkenshaw.

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 Birkenshaw 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. 16, Moorland Drive, Birkenshaw, sold for £263,000 on Apr-2024. Given the internal area of 94 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,797.

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 162 sales in Birkenshaw (BD11 2) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Birkenshaw
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Birkenshaw

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 Birkenshaw (BD11 2). Of the 162 transactions, half were sold for between £2,170 and £2,910 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BD11 2' is £2,590. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,910 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 Birkenshaw

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 Birkenshaw. 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 Birkenshaw
House price heatmap for Birkenshaw

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BD11 2' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BD11 1 Drighlington £2,190 sqm £2,600 sqm £3,020 sqm
BD11 2 Birkenshaw £2,170 sqm £2,590 sqm £2,910 sqm

Will Birkenshaw 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 BD11 2 (Birkenshaw) compared with both the wider area BD11 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 Birkenshaw,Birkenshaw
House price trends for Birkenshaw

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 BD11 2 sales
Recent trends for Birkenshaw

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 Birkenshaw 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 Birkenshaw 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
Bradford Road, Birkenshaw, BD11 2A 78 sqm £2,172 29
Birkenshaw Lane, Birkenshaw, BD11 2H 64 sqm £2,263 25
Oakway, Birkenshaw, BD11 2P 55 sqm £2,712 23
Moorlands Road, Birkenshaw, BD11 2B 77 sqm £2,258 19
Allen Croft, Birkenshaw, BD11 2A 62 sqm £1,789 16
Mill Lane, Birkenshaw, BD11 2A 72 sqm £2,344 13
Old Lane, Birkenshaw, BD11 2J 69 sqm £2,428 13
Kingsley Crescent, Birkenshaw, BD11 2N 83 sqm £2,673 11

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New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £sqm New build sales
Ridge Lane, Birkenshaw, BD11 2P 103 sqm £2,636 13

Ridge Lane, Birkenshaw, BD11 2P has seen 13 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £268,359). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 103 sqm, with an average price of £2,636 sqm. This £sqm average is £46 above the average for BD11 2. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium so this is normal.

Raw data

Our analysis of Birkenshaw 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
16, Moorland Drive, Birkenshaw £263,000
Apr-2024
94 2,797
8, Beech Walk, Birkenshaw £140,000
Apr-2024
48 2,916
1, Oakwood Avenue, Birkenshaw £307,350
Mar-2024
121 2,540

See the entire list of all sales in Birkenshaw (BD11 2) here.

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