Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Birkenshaw (BD11 2)

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

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. Flat 20 The Hawthornes, Mill Lane, Birkenshaw, sold for £135,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 62 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,177.

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. £2,350-£2,500, £2,500-£2,650, £2,650-£2,800 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 178 sales in Birkenshaw (BD11 2) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Birkenshaw (BD11 2)
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.

That said, the spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Birkenshaw (BD11 2). Of the 178 transactions, half were sold for between £2,120 and £2,850 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,850m2. 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 'BD11 2' is £2,530. The table below shows how 'BD11 2' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BD11 1 Drighlington £2,160m2 £2,510m2 £2,980m2
BD11 2 Birkenshaw £2,120m2 £2,530m2 £2,850m2

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 scatter plot below for BD11 2 (Birkenshaw). 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 BD11 2 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Birkenshaw (BD11 2) over time
House price trends for Birkenshaw

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: 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. 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 Birkenshaw data or any other data I am given.

Price map for Birkenshaw

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 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. I will explain more about the methodology and create a key next week.

Property price heatmap for Birkenshaw
House price heatmap for Birkenshaw

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Bradford Road, Birkenshaw, BD11 2A 78m2 £2,150 25
Birkenshaw Lane, Birkenshaw, BD11 2H 66m2 £2,138 23
Oakway, Birkenshaw, BD11 2P 55m2 £2,676 21
Moorlands Road, Birkenshaw, BD11 2B 78m2 £2,275 18
Allen Croft, Birkenshaw, BD11 2A 62m2 £1,789 16
Old Lane, Birkenshaw, BD11 2J 70m2 £2,356 14
Kingsley Drive, Birkenshaw, BD11 2N 70m2 £2,627 12
Kingsley Crescent, Birkenshaw, BD11 2N 82m2 £2,642 11

Search for your street here.

New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 New build sales
Oakroyd View, Birkenshaw, BD11 2D 124m2 £2,579 23
Heathfield Lane, Birkenshaw, BD11 2D 101m2 £2,465 15
Ridge Lane, Birkenshaw, BD11 2P 103m2 £2,636 13
Navigation Way, Birkenshaw, BD11 2P 122m2 £2,880 10

Oakroyd View, Birkenshaw, BD11 2D has seen 23 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £330,958). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 124 m2, with an average price of £2,579 m2. This £sqm average is £49 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 m2 £/m2
Flat 20 The Hawthornes, Mill Lane, Birkenshaw £135,000
62 2,177
3, West View, Birkenshaw £350,000
179 1,955
21, Oakway, Birkenshaw £205,000
71 2,887

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