House prices in BD2 1 (Bradford)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Bradford (BD2 1).


Defining 'BD2 1'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BD2 1", 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 Bradford.

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 Bradford 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. 27, Midland Terrace, Bradford, sold for £115,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 88 square metres, the price per sqm is £1,306.

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. £2,350-£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 161 sales in Bradford (BD2 1) that took place in the last two years.

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

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 Bradford (BD2 1). Of the 161 transactions, half were sold for between £1,650 and £2,460 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BD2 1' is £2,040. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,460 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 Bradford

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 Bradford. 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 Bradford
House price heatmap for Bradford

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BD2 1' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BD2 3 Bradford £1,340 sqm £1,690 sqm £2,050 sqm
BD2 4 Bradford £1,480 sqm £1,940 sqm £2,310 sqm
BD2 1 Bradford £1,650 sqm £2,040 sqm £2,460 sqm
BD2 2 Bradford £1,590 sqm £2,010 sqm £2,480 sqm

Will Bradford 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 BD2 1 (Bradford) compared with both the wider area BD2 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 Bradford,Bradford
House price trends for Bradford

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 BD2 1 sales
Recent trends for Bradford

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 Bradford 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 Bradford 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
Kings Road, Bradford, BD2 1N 72 sqm £2,164 28
Wrose Road, Bradford, BD2 1P 77 sqm £2,295 15
Cheltenham Road, Bradford, BD2 1Q 77 sqm £1,931 13
Willow Crescent, Bradford, BD2 1L 100 sqm £2,218 13
Midland Terrace, Bradford, BD2 1A 73 sqm £1,356 12
Ploughmans Croft, Bradford, BD2 1L 66 sqm £2,018 11
Lichfield Mount, Bradford, BD2 1N 63 sqm £2,599 11
Kings Drive, Bradford, BD2 1P 65 sqm £2,540 11

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Bradford 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
27, Midland Terrace, Bradford £115,000
Mar-2024
88 1,306
34, Midland Terrace, Bradford £105,000
Mar-2024
67 1,567
17, Willow Avenue, Bradford £81,000
Mar-2024
81 1,000

See the entire list of all sales in Bradford (BD2 1) here.

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