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UK House Price Index (HPI) for November 2016

The UK House Price Index shows house price changes for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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The November data shows an annual price increase of 6.7% which takes the average property value in the UK to £217,928. Monthly house prices have risen by 1.1% since October 2016. The monthly index figure for the UK was 114.3.

In England, the November data shows an annual price increase of 7.2% which takes the average property value to £234,278. Monthly house prices have risen by 1.1% since October 2016.

Wales shows an annual price increase of 4.1% which takes the average property value to £146,742. Monthly house prices have fallen by 0.2% since October 2016.

London shows an annual price increase of 8.1% which takes the average property value to £481,648. Monthly house prices have risen by 1.8% since October 2016.

The regional data indicates that:

  • the East of England experienced the greatest increase in its average property price over the last 12 months with a movement of 10.5%
  • the West Midlands experienced the greatest monthly price growth with an increase of 2.2%
  • the North East saw the lowest annual price growth with an increase of 3.2%

  • the South East saw the most significant monthly price fall with a movement of 0.3%.

Home sales in the UK (pdf, 788kb) increased by 0.8% between October and November 2016 which is 7.3% lower than November 2015. See the economic statement.

Sales during September 2016, the most up-to-date Land Registry figures available, show that:

  • the number of completed house sales in England fell by 22% to 64,311 compared with 82,452 in September 2015

  • the number of completed house sales in Wales fell by 10.4% to 3,492 compared with 3,896 in September 2015

  • the number of completed house sales in London fell by 39.5% to 6,698 compared with 11,065 in September 2015

  • there were 607 repossession sales in England in September 2016
  • there were 63 repossession sales in Wales in September 2016

  • the lowest number of repossession sales in England and Wales in September 2016 was in the East of England.

Access the full November UK HPI

Price change by region for England

England by region Monthly change % since October 2016 Annual change % since November 2015 Average price November 2016
East Midlands 1.7 7.3 £176,524
East of England 0.9 10.5 £278,349
London 1.8 8.1 £481,648
North East 1.3 3.2 £126,989
North West 1.1 5.2 £150,249
South East 0.3 8.6 £313,334
South West 0.5 5.7 £239,371
West Midlands 2.2 7.4 £181,372
Yorkshire and The Humber 1.1 5.1 £152,418

Average price by property type for England

Average price by property type (England) November 2016 November 2015 Difference %
Detached £355,920 £328,957 8.2
Semi-detached £216,234 £202,221 6.9
Terraced £187,578 £176,903 6.0
Flat/maisonette £221,917 £204,910 8.3
All £234,278 £218,500 7.2

Price change for Wales

Wales Monthly change % since October 2016 Annual change % since November 2015 Average price November 2016
Wales -0.2 4.1 £146,742

Average price by property type for Wales

Average price by property type (Wales) November 2016 November 2015 Difference %
Detached £224,563 £212,956 5.5
Semi-detached £140,944 £135,561 4.0
Terraced £112,419 £109,160 3.0
Flat/maisonette £105,151 £100,918 4.2
All £146,742 £140,974 4.1

Average price by property type for London

Average price by property type (London) November 2016 November 2015 Difference %
Detached £890,320 £828,661 7.4
Semi-detached £566,914 £528,318 7.3
Terraced £490,560 £458,454 7.0
Flat/maisonette £431,235 £395,612 9.0
All £481,648 £445,485 8.1

Sales volumes for England

Month Sales 2016 England Sales 2015 England Difference %
August 67,396 84,565 -20.3
September 64,311 82,452 -22.0

Sales volumes for Wales

Month Sales 2016 Wales Sales 2015 Wales Difference %
August 3,558 4,025 -11.6
September 3,492 3,896 -10.4

Sales volumes for London

Month Sales 2016 London Sales 2015 London Difference %
August 6,607 10,881 -39.3
September 6,698 11,065 -39.5

Funding, buyer and building status for England

England Monthly price change % since October 2016 Annual price change % since November 2015 Average price November 2016
Cash 1.1 6.8 £220,228
Mortgage 1.1 7.4 £241,357
First time buyer 1.1 7.1 £196,379
Former owner occupier 1.1 7.3 £266,031
New build 11.1 28.7 £332,238
Existing resold property 0.4 5.8 £228,202

Funding, buyer and building status for Wales

Wales Monthly price change % since October 2016 Annual price change % since November 2015 Average price November 2016
Cash -0.3 3.5 £142,880
Mortgage -0.1 4.4 £149,035
First time buyer -0.4 3.7 £126,384
Former owner occupier 0.0 4.5 £170,541
New build 10.3 26.8 £221,705
Existing resold property -0.9 2.7 £142,631

Funding, buyer and building status for London

London Monthly price change % since October 2016 Annual price change % since November 2015 Average price November 2016
Cash 3.0 8.6 £512,586
Mortgage 1.4 8.0 £472,192
First time buyer 1.8 8.3 £421,553
Former owner occupier 1.7 8.0 £543,017
New build 10.5 27.4 £561,246
Existing resold property 1.0 6.6 £475,390

Repossession

Repossession sales September 2016
East Midlands 64
East of England 9
London 34
North East 80
North West 162
South East 48
South West 39
Yorkshire and The Humber 99
West Midlands 72
England 607
Wales 63

Notes to editors

  1. The UK House Price Index (HPI) is published on the second or third Tuesday of each month with Northern Ireland figures updated quarterly. The December 2016 UK HPI will be published at 9.30am on 14 February 2017. A calendar of release dates is available.

  2. Data for the UK HPI is provided by Land Registry, Registers of Scotland, Land & Property Services/Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency and the Valuation Office Agency.

  3. The UK HPI is calculated by the Office for National Statistics and Land & Property Services/Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. It applies a hedonic regression model that uses the various sources of data on property price, in particular Land Registry’s Price Paid Dataset, and attributes to produce estimates of the change in house prices each month. Find out more about the methodology used from ONS and Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency.

  4. The first estimate for new build average price (April 2016 report) was based on a small sample which can cause volatility. A three month moving average has been applied to the latest estimate to remove some of this volatility.

  5. Work has been taking place over the past two years to develop a single, official HPI that reflects the final transaction price for sales of residential property in the UK. Using the geometric mean, it covers purchases at market value for owner-occupation and buy-to-let, excluding those purchases not at market value (such as re-mortgages), where the ‘price’ represents a valuation.

  6. Information on residential property transactions for England and Wales, collected as part of the official registration process, is provided by Land Registry for properties that are sold for full market value.

  7. The Land Registry dataset contains the sale price of the property, the date when the sale was completed, full address details, the type of property (detached, semi-detached, terraced or flat), if it is a newly built property or an established residential building and a variable to indicate if the property has been purchased as a financed transaction (using a mortgage) or as a non-financed transaction (cash purchase).

  8. Repossession data is based on the number of transactions lodged with Land Registry by lenders exercising their power of sale.

  9. For England this is shown as volumes of repossessions recorded by Government Office Region. For Wales there is a headline figure for the number of repossessions recorded in Wales.

  10. The data can be downloaded as a .csv file. Repossession data prior to April 2016 is not available. Find out more information about repossessions.

  11. Background tables of the raw and cleansed aggregated data, in Excel and CSV formats, are also published monthly although Northern Ireland is on a quarterly basis. They are available for free use and re-use under the Open Government Licence.

  12. As a government department established in 1862, executive agency and trading fund responsible to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Land Registry keeps and maintains the Land Register for England and Wales. The Land Register has been open to public inspection since 1990.

  13. With the largest transactional database of its kind detailing more than 24 million titles, Land Registry underpins the economy by safeguarding ownership of many billions of pounds worth of property.

  14. For further information about Land Registry visit www.gov.uk/land-registry

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Published 17 January 2017