Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Bradford (BD3 8)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Bradford (BD3 8).

Defining 'BD3 8'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BD3 8", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector.

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. 47, Amberley Street, Bradford, sold for £129,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 91 square metres, the price per sqm is £1,417.

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. £900-£1,000, £1,000-£1,100, £1,100-£1,200 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 95 sales in Bradford (BD3 8) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Bradford (BD3 8)
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 (BD3 8). Of the 95 transactions, half were sold for between £880 and £1,310 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BD3 8' is £1,040. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £1,310m2. 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 'BD3 8' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BD3 7 Bradford £1,020m2 £1,420m2 £1,690m2
BD3 8 Bradford £880m2 £1,040m2 £1,310m2
BD3 0 Bradford £760m2 £980m2 £1,290m2
BD3 9 Bradford £780m2 £980m2 £1,090m2

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 scatter plot below for BD3 8 (Bradford). 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 BD3 8 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Bradford (BD3 8) over time
House price trends for Bradford

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Rushton Road, Bradford, BD3 8J 92m2 £846 10
Thornbury Drive, Bradford, BD3 8J 99m2 £983 10
Maidstone Street, Bradford, BD3 8A 90m2 £989 10
Folkestone Street, Bradford, BD3 8A 90m2 £837 9
Granton Street, Bradford, BD3 8E 77m2 £875 8
Thornbury Avenue, Bradford, BD3 8H 106m2 £960 8
Acton Street, Bradford, BD3 8E 70m2 £712 7
Napier Road, Bradford, BD3 8D 78m2 £1,051 7

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 m2 £/m2
47, Amberley St, Bradford £129,000
91 1,417
6, Granton St, Bradford £88,000
53 1,660
13, Nottingham St, Bradford £75,000
63 1,190

See the entire list of all sales in Bradford (BD3 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.