House prices in BS1 2 (Bristol)

This article reveals price per square foot data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Bristol (BS1 2).


Defining 'BS1 2'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BS1 2", 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 Bristol.

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 foot

Knowing the average house price in Bristol is not much use. However, knowing average price per square foot can be quite useful. Price per sqft allows some comparison between properties of different size. We define price per square foot as the sold price divided by the internal area of a property:

£ per sqft = price ÷ internal area
E.g. Flat L Taylors Bank, 41, Broad Street, Bristol, sold for £270,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 936 square feet, the price per sqft is £288.

England & Wales have been officially metric for many decades. Convert this site to square meters.

The chart below is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of this house price per sqft data. To make this chart we put the sales data into a series of £ per sqft 'buckets' (e.g. £445-£464, £464-£483, £483-£501 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 17 sales in Bristol (BS1 2) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqft for Bristol
Distribution of £ per sqft house prices in Bristol

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 Bristol (BS1 2). Of the 17 transactions, half were sold for between £459 and £553 per square foot. The median, or 'middle', price per square foot in 'BS1 2' is £508. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £553 sqft. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Bristol

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 Bristol. 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 Bristol
House price heatmap for Bristol

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BS1 2' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BS1 3 Bristol £417 sqft £473 sqft £504 sqft
BS1 6 Bristol £391 sqft £454 sqft £536 sqft
BS1 4 Bristol £422 sqft £476 sqft £529 sqft
BS1 5 Bristol £379 sqft £425 sqft £495 sqft
BS1 1 Bristol £318 sqft £414 sqft £455 sqft
BS1 2 Bristol £459 sqft £508 sqft £553 sqft

Will Bristol 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 BS1 2 (Bristol) compared with both the wider area BS1 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 foot in Bristol,Bristol
House price trends for Bristol

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 BS1 2 sales
Recent trends for Bristol

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 Bristol 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 Bristol 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.

Raw data

Our analysis of Bristol 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 sqft £/sqft
Flat L Taylors Bank, 41, Broad St, Bristol £270,000
Sep-2023
936 288
Apartment 209 Number One Bristol, Lewins Mead, Bristol £269,950
Sep-2023
613 439
Apartment 204 Number One Bristol, Lewins Mead, Bristol £345,000
Aug-2023
710 485

See the entire list of all sales in Bristol (BS1 2) here.

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