Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Bradford (BD4 9)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Bradford (BD4 9).

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. 13, Shetcliffe Lane, Bradford, sold for £55,000 on Aug-2023. Given the internal area of 53 square metres, the price per sqm is £1,037.

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. £1,350-£1,500, £1,500-£1,650, £1,650-£1,800 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 100 sales in Bradford (BD4 9) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Bradford (BD4 9)
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.

That said, the spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Bradford (BD4 9). Of the 100 transactions, half were sold for between £960 and £1,380 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £1,380m2. 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 'BD4 9' is £1,160. The table below shows how 'BD4 9' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BD4 7 Bradford £830m2 £1,100m2 £1,550m2
BD4 6 Bierley £1,520m2 £1,920m2 £2,280m2
BD4 8 Laisterdyke £1,080m2 £1,520m2 £1,910m2
BD4 0 Tong £1,170m2 £1,900m2 £2,260m2
BD4 9 Bradford £960m2 £1,160m2 £1,380m2

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 BD4 9 (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 BD4 9 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Bradford (BD4 9) 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.

Price map for Bradford

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

Property price heatmap for Bradford
House price heatmap for Bradford

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Shetcliffe Lane, Bradford, BD4 9R 80m2 £981 14
Rook Lane, Bradford, BD4 9N 75m2 £1,001 12
St Margarets Avenue, Bradford, BD4 9B 81m2 £1,169 8
Cutler Heights Lane, Bradford, BD4 9J 78m2 £1,129 7
Cutler Heights Lane, Bradford, BD4 9H 78m2 £1,001 7
Bertie Street, Bradford, BD4 9L 66m2 £1,381 7
Compton Street, Bradford, BD4 9N 85m2 £1,067 6
Knowles Lane, Bradford, BD4 9A 75m2 £1,088 6

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
13, Shetcliffe Lane, Bradford £55,000
53 1,037
12, Thornsgill Avenue, Bradford £152,000
68 2,235
250, Cutler Heights Lane, Bradford £115,000
87 1,321

See the entire list of all sales in Bradford (BD4 9) 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.