Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Shipley (BD18 4)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Shipley (BD18 4).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Shipley 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. 43, Mary Street, Shipley, sold for £180,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 45 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,000.

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 171 sales in Shipley (BD18 4) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Shipley (BD18 4)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Shipley

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 Shipley (BD18 4). Of the 171 transactions, half were sold for between £2,300 and £3,180 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,180m2. 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 'BD18 4' is £2,830. The table below shows how 'BD18 4' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BD18 3 Shipley £1,520m2 £1,960m2 £2,500m2
BD18 4 Shipley £2,300m2 £2,830m2 £3,180m2
BD18 2 Shipley £1,350m2 £1,760m2 £2,140m2
BD18 1 Shipley £1,920m2 £2,230m2 £2,550m2

Will Shipley 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 BD18 4 (Shipley). 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 BD18 4 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Shipley (BD18 4) over time
House price trends for Shipley

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Price map for Shipley

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 Shipley. 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 Shipley
House price heatmap for Shipley

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Avondale Road, Shipley, BD18 4Q 99m2 £2,406 23
Branksome Drive, Shipley, BD18 4B 87m2 £2,471 17
Grosvenor Road, Shipley, BD18 4R 107m2 £2,455 12
Whitlam Street, Shipley, BD18 4P 54m2 £2,977 12
Nab Wood Crescent, Shipley, BD18 4H 97m2 £2,594 11
Fairmount Park, Shipley, BD18 4E 79m2 £2,751 10
Nab Wood Drive, Shipley, BD18 4E 86m2 £2,356 10
Mary Street, Shipley, BD18 4P 54m2 £3,119 9

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Shipley 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
43, Mary St, Shipley £180,000
45 4,000
26, Bankfield Rd, Shipley £455,000
159 2,861
22, Albert Avenue, Shipley £205,000
63 3,253

See the entire list of all sales in Shipley (BD18 4) 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.