Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Bristol (BS9 3)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Bristol (BS9 3).

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, Whytes Close, Bristol, sold for £695,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 123 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,650.

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. £5,250-£5,500, £5,500-£5,750, £5,750-£6,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 145 sales in Bristol (BS9 3) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Bristol (BS9 3)
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.

That said, the spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Bristol (BS9 3). Of the 145 transactions, half were sold for between £4,660 and £6,040 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £6,040m2. 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 'BS9 3' is £5,440. The table below shows how 'BS9 3' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BS9 3 Bristol £4,660m2 £5,440m2 £6,040m2
BS9 4 Bristol £4,580m2 £5,390m2 £6,380m2
BS9 1 Bristol £4,240m2 £5,000m2 £5,990m2
BS9 2 Bristol £3,900m2 £4,520m2 £5,130m2

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 scatter plot below for BS9 3 (Bristol). 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 BS9 3 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Bristol (BS9 3) over time
House price trends for Bristol

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Price map for Bristol

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

Property price heatmap for Bristol
House price heatmap for Bristol

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Canford Lane, Bristol, BS9 3P 124m2 £4,908 21
Cote Lane, Bristol, BS9 3T 81m2 £5,520 19
Falcondale Road, Bristol, BS9 3J 126m2 £4,878 18
Westover Road, Bristol, BS9 3L 79m2 £4,338 15
Northover Road, Bristol, BS9 3L 106m2 £4,193 15
Westbury Road, Bristol, BS9 3A 153m2 £4,365 15
Southfield Road, Bristol, BS9 3B 121m2 £3,981 10
Abbey Road, Bristol, BS9 3Q 129m2 £5,768 10

Search for your street here.

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 m2 £/m2
5, Whytes Close, Bristol £695,000
123 5,650
6 Ivy Lodge, Westbury Hill, Bristol £280,000
68 4,117
219, Canford Lane, Bristol £575,000
143 4,020

See the entire list of all sales in Bristol (BS9 3) 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.