Bradford city centre is one of the cheapest places in the country to buy a house, new research has found.

BD1 is the fifth most affordable postcode in the country, according to figures published by - with an hourly wage of just £4.01 needed to get on the housing ladder.

That's cheap enough that even an 18-year-old earning the minimum wage of £4.05 should be able to buy property there.

In all, seven Bradford postcodes are reckoned to be cheap enough to afford on the minimum wage for a 25-year-old of £7.50.

The most expensive postcode in the district is BD17 for Baildon, where a wage of £14.16 an hour - or £25,488 a year - would be needed to buy a home.

The figures are based on a single person working a 37.5 hour week and spending 35% of their income on mortgage repayments - the amount the Shelter charity defines as affordable - and take into account average house prices in an area, assuming a 20 per cent deposit and a 25-year fixed rate mortgage at 2.63 per cent interest.

How much you need to earn to buy a house in Bradford - every postcode ranked cheapest to most expensive

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For comparison we've included nearby Ilkley, where you'd need to trouser a whopping £24.11 an hour to get a foothold on the property ladder.