House prices in BS3 3 (Bristol)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Bristol (BS3 3).


Defining 'BS3 3'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BS3 3", 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 metre

Knowing the average house price in Bristol 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. 5, Garnet Street, Bristol, sold for £470,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 84 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,595.

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. £4,250-£4,500, £4,500-£4,750, £4,750-£5,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 228 sales in Bristol (BS3 3) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Bristol
Distribution of £ per sqm 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 (BS3 3). Of the 228 transactions, half were sold for between £4,110 and £5,160 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BS3 3' is £4,610. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,160 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 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 'BS3 3' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BS3 5 Bristol £3,900 sqm £4,360 sqm £4,990 sqm
BS3 1 Southville £4,380 sqm £4,880 sqm £5,330 sqm
BS3 2 Bristol £3,920 sqm £4,570 sqm £5,140 sqm
BS3 4 Bristol £4,080 sqm £4,530 sqm £4,980 sqm
BS3 3 Bristol £4,110 sqm £4,610 sqm £5,160 sqm

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 BS3 3 (Bristol) compared with both the wider area BS3 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 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 BS3 3 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.

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £sqm Recent sales
Cromwell Street, Bristol, BS3 3N 60 sqm £3,769 29
Garnet Street, Bristol, BS3 3J 92 sqm £4,635 28
British Road, Bristol, BS3 3B 82 sqm £4,372 27
Chessel Street, Bristol, BS3 3D 92 sqm £4,283 27
Skypark Road, Bristol, BS3 3N 55 sqm £3,619 25
Aubrey Road, Bristol, BS3 3E 90 sqm £4,337 24
Ruby Street, Bristol, BS3 3D 92 sqm £4,428 23
Elmdale Road, Bristol, BS3 3J 86 sqm £4,504 20

Search for your street here.

New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £sqm New build sales
Palmyra Road, Bristol, BS3 3J 79 sqm £4,738 9

Palmyra Road, Bristol, BS3 3J has seen 9 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £240,853). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 79 sqm, with an average price of £4,738 sqm. This £sqm average is £128 above the average for BS3 3. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium so this is normal.

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 sqm £/sqm
5, Garnet St, Bristol £470,000
Mar-2024
84 5,595
4, South Rd, Bristol £437,500
Feb-2024
82 5,335
345 Airpoint, Skypark Rd, Bristol £210,000
Feb-2024
63 3,333

See the entire list of all sales in Bristol (BS3 3) here.

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