UK House Price Index: reports

Reports for the UK House Price Index (UK HPI) for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, including in CSV format.

This collection is available in Welsh.

The UK House Price Index is a National Statistic. The Northern Ireland House Price Index is calculated and published quarterly.

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Next publication of UK HPI

The June 2024 UK HPI will be published at 9.30am on Wednesday 14 August 2024. See the calendar of release dates for more information.

Northern Ireland sales volumes

We’ve changed the way we publish the Northern Ireland sales volumes and corrected the way we include them in the UK figures. We’ve produced a monthly estimate by dividing the total sales volumes for the quarter in Northern Ireland by 3.

We previously included the quarterly Northern Ireland data in the monthly UK sales volumes data, which resulted in higher than expected sales figures.

Data revisions

Following the UK HPI estimates being revised from January 2021 onwards on 20 March 2024, to make use of price data processed outside the UK HPI’s normal 12-month revision period, we have identified an error in the count of cash and mortgage transactions for data spanning January 2021 and December 2022. The indices and price levels of the UK HPI were not affected.

Counts of cash and mortgage transactions for January 2021 to December 2022 were corrected in the UK HPI data published on 17 April 2024 and following UK HPI releases.

Methodology change for new build property

Because of the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on both the number and supply of housing transactions, some methodology changes have been made. The processing of “new build” properties has been more affected than the processing of “old build” properties. Users are advised that estimates for new build properties may be less representative and more likely to be revised. To help address this, we have pooled new build transactions for certain months in England and Wales since 2020. Usually, new build volumes have been pooled for six months, but we have extended the pooling period because of low new build volumes to pool for twelve months. This means that:

  • May 2023 includes new build transactions from April 2023 and May 2023
  • June 2023 includes new build transactions from May 2023 and June 2023
  • July 2023 includes new build transactions from June 2023 and July 2023
  • August 2023 includes new build transactions from July 2023 and August 2023
  • September 2023 includes new build transactions from August 2023 and September 2023
  • October 2023 includes new build transactions from September 2023 and October 2023
  • November 2023 includes new build transactions from October 2023 and November 2023
  • December 2023 includes new build transactions from November 2023 and December 2023
  • January 2024 includes new build transactions from December 2023 and January 2024
  • February 2024 includes new build transactions from January 2024 and February 2024
  • March 2024 includes new build transactions from February 2024 and March 2024
  • April 2024 includes new build transactions from March 2024 and April 2024

May 2024 has not been affected because the model for the first estimate does not use the new build indicator to predict property price because of the nature of their processing.

These changes might lead to larger revisions to published estimates than usual. The general lags involved in registering new build properties also results in a lower proportion of new build sales being available to calculate the initial price and index estimate, than for old build sales. Therefore, we suppress the numbers of verified sales for new builds for the most recent two months (or latest two quarters for Northern Ireland), however, we do have enough sales to ensure the regression model used to calculate the UK HPI and associated statistics is robust and accurate. Further information on how we usually process the new build properties can be found in the HMLR’s Quality and Methodology guidance.

A key determinant of house prices is the demographic characteristics of the area in which the property is located. The UK HPI uses the socio-demographic classification, known as Acorn (produced and licensed by CACI Ltd), in the hedonic regression model to measure the affluence of the area.

From 20 December 2023’s publication, a change was made to how property transactions for Great Britain with a missing Acorn classification are used in the regression model. This methodology improvement increases UK coherence and improves the quality of UK HPI statistics. More information is available in the UK HPI Quality and Methodology Information and in the Acorn quality assurance information.

In March and April 2024, UK HPI estimates were revised from January 2021 onwards by making use of price data processed outside the UK HPI’s normal 12-month revision period. Users should be aware that revisions may be larger than usual and should note the significantly greater uncertainty around new build prices. From May 2024’s release, UK HPI returned to the usual 12-month revision period.

May 2024

About the UK HPI

The UK HPI shows changes in the value of residential properties. The following guide includes:

Archived reports and data

Updates to this page

Published 14 June 2016
Last updated 17 July 2024 + show all updates
  1. Added the May 2024 data.

  2. Added the April 2024 index.

  3. Added the March 2024 index.

  4. Added the February 2024 index.

  5. Added the January 2024 index.

  6. Added the December 2023 index.

  7. Added the November 2023 index.

  8. Added the October 2023 index.

  9. Added the September 2023 index.

  10. Added the August 2023 index.

  11. Added the July 2023 index.

  12. Added the June 2023 index.

  13. Added the May 2023 index.

  14. Added the April 2023 index.

  15. Added the March 2023 index.

  16. Added the February 2023 index.

  17. Added the January 2023 index.

  18. Added the December 2022 index.

  19. Added the November 2022 index.

  20. Added the October 2022 index.

  21. Added the September 2022 index.

  22. Added the August 2022 index.

  23. Added the July 2022 index.

  24. Added the June 2022 index.

  25. Added May 2022 index.

  26. Added April 2022 index.

  27. Added March 2022 index.

  28. Added February 2022 index.

  29. Added January 2022 index.

  30. Added December 2021 index.

  31. Added November 2021 index.

  32. Added October 2021 index.

  33. Added September 2021 index.

  34. Added August 2021 index.

  35. Added July 2021 index.

  36. The structural changes to local authorities in England will now be made to the August 2021 release on 20 October.

  37. Added June 2021 index.

  38. Added May 2021 index.

  39. Added April 2021 index.

  40. Added March 2021 index.

  41. Added February 2021 index.

  42. Added January 2021 index.

  43. Added a Northern Ireland sales volumes section to explain an issue with with the way we include Northern Ireland sales volumes in the UK figures.

  44. Added December 2020 index.

  45. We've added the November 2020 index.

  46. Added October 2020 index.

  47. Added September 2020 index.

  48. Added August 2020 index.

  49. Added July 2020 index.

  50. Added June 2020 data.

  51. Added May 2020 data.

  52. Added April 2020 data, a note about Scotland sales volumes and a note to explain a methodology change for new build property.

  53. Added March 2020 data.

  54. Added February 2020 data and a note to advise that Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole data for 2018 to 2020 is missing from the February UK HPI report (published 22 April) due to data issues.

  55. Added January 2020 data and a message to advise of changes to local authority geography in England and Scotland.

  56. Added 2019 annual review.

  57. Added December 2019 data.

  58. Added November 2019 data.

  59. Added October 2019 data.

  60. September 2019 data added.

  61. August 2019 data added.

  62. July 2019 data added.

  63. June 2019 data added.

  64. May 2019 data added.

  65. April 2019 data added.

  66. March 2019 data added.

  67. February 2019 data added. A table detailing changes to local government structure in England from 1 April 2019 has been added.

  68. January 2019 data added.

  69. UK House Price Index (HPI) Annual Review 2018 added.

  70. December 2018 data added.

  71. November 2018 data added.

  72. October 2018 data added.

  73. September 2018 data added.

  74. August 2018 data added.

  75. July 2018 data added and status changed from Official Statistic to National Statistic.

  76. June 2018 data added.

  77. May 2018 data added.

  78. April 2018 data added.

  79. March 2018 data added.

  80. February 2018 data added.

  81. January 2018 data added and 2017 data archived.

  82. We've added information about UK HPI workshops in Cardiff, Belfast, London and Edinburgh, in February and March 2018.

  83. December 2017 data added.

  84. November 2017 data added.

  85. October 2017 data added.

  86. Information about 'Comparing house price indices in the UK' and 'UK House Price Index Quality Assurance of Administrative Data added'.

  87. September 2017 data added.

  88. August data added.

  89. July data added.

  90. June data added.

  91. May 2017 data added.

  92. April 2017 data added.

  93. March 2017 data added.

  94. February 2017 data added and 2016 data archived.

  95. January 2017 data added.

  96. November 2016 data added

  97. October data, link to the UK HPI tool and specific links 'About the UK HPI' added.

  98. September 2016 data added.

  99. August 2016 data added.

  100. July 2016 data added.

  101. June 2016 data added.

  102. May data added

  103. First published.