Official Statistics

UK House Price Index Scotland: October 2016

Published 13 December 2016

1. Headline Statistics

In October 2016:

  • the average price of a property in Scotland was £143,131
  • the annual price change of a property in Scotland was 4.0%
  • the monthly price change of a property in Scotland was 1.0%
  • the index figure for Scotland was 106.1 (January 2015 = 100)

Estimates for the most recent months are provisional and are likely to be updated as more data is incorporated into the index. Read the revision policies.

2. Price change

2.1 Annual price change

Annual price change for Scotland over the past 5 years

Annual price change for Scotland over the past 5 years

Annual price change by local authority for Scotland

Local authorities October 2016 October 2015 Difference
Aberdeenshire £194,727 £201,056 -3.1%
Angus £144,858 £142,154 1.9%
Argyll and Bute £132,566 £137,687 -3.7%
City of Aberdeen £172,870 £189,379 -8.7%
City of Dundee £120,589 £119,497 0.9%
City of Edinburgh £230,393 £225,877 2.0%
City of Glasgow £120,469 £115,163 4.6%
Clackmannanshire £120,449 £110,962 8.5%
Dumfries and Galloway £119,099 £118,288 0.7%
East Ayrshire £95,930 £91,497 4.8%
East Dunbartonshire £197,136 £181,082 8.9%
East Lothian £202,184 £202,526 -0.2%
East Renfrewshire £222,523 £189,081 17.7%
Falkirk £115,104 £109,194 5.4%
Fife £126,425 £121,375 4.2%
Highland £155,163 £151,619 2.3%
Inverclyde £98,981 £103,195 -4.1%
Midlothian £160,915 £155,991 3.2%
Moray £146,759 £137,816 6.5%
Na h-Eileanan Siar £100,575 £101,334 -0.7%
North Ayrshire £99,006 £102,544 -3.5%
North Lanarkshire £101,410 £94,391 7.4%
Orkney Islands £139,686 £124,788 11.9%
Perth and Kinross £177,023 £170,773 3.7%
Renfrewshire £115,880 £112,757 2.8%
Scottish Borders £151,188 £144,745 4.5%
Shetland Islands £144,203 £122,962 17.3%
South Ayrshire £132,245 £129,231 2.3%
South Lanarkshire £120,571 £111,913 7.7%
Stirling £172,934 £161,719 6.9%
West Dunbartonshire £100,212 £97,965 2.3%
West Lothian £144,732 £137,415 5.3%
Scotland £143,131 £137,660 4.0%

Average price by local authority for Scotland

Average price by local authority for Scotland

2.2 Average price change by property type

Average price change by property type for Scotland

Property type October 2016 October 2015 Difference
Detached £251,709 £235,093 7.1%
Semi-detached £149,737 £143,134 4.6%
Terraced £118,190 £115,353 2.5%
Flat or maisonette £101,756 £99,513 2.3%
All £143,131 £137,660 4.0%

3. Sales volumes

Due to a period of 2 to 8 weeks between completion and registration of sales, volume figures for the most recent two months are not yet complete, so they are not included in the report.

3.1 Sales volumes by local authority

Sales volumes for Scotland by local authority: August 2016

Local authorities Sales volume
Aberdeenshire 326
Angus 152
Argyll and Bute 153
City of Aberdeen 307
City of Dundee 218
City of Edinburgh 1,020
City of Glasgow 1,031
Clackmannanshire 103
Dumfries and Galloway 190
East Ayrshire 153
East Dunbartonshire 194
East Lothian 171
East Renfrewshire 183
Falkirk 205
Fife 564
Highland 365
Inverclyde 107
Midlothian 161
Moray 150
Na h-Eileanan Siar 28
North Ayrshire 209
North Lanarkshire 415
Orkney Islands 30
Perth and Kinross 283
Renfrewshire 333
Scottish Borders 152
Shetland Islands 23
South Ayrshire 171
South Lanarkshire 520
Stirling 176
West Dunbartonshire 110
West Lothian 265
Scotland 8,468

3.2 Sales volumes: August 2016

Sales volumes for Scotland over the past 5 years

Sales volumes for Scotland over the past 5 years

4. Building status

New build and existing resold property for Scotland

Property status Average price Monthly change Annual change
New build £230,453 13.7% 27.4%
Existing resold property £139,785 0.2% 2.9%

Note: the first estimate for new build is based on a small sample which can cause volatility in this initial estimate.

5. Buyer status

First time buyer and former owner occupier for Scotland

Type of buyer Average price Monthly change Annual change
First time buyer £114,992 -0.1% 2.6%
Former owner occupier £172,444 1.7% 5.2%

6. Funding status

Cash and mortgage indicator for Scotland

Funding status Average price Monthly change Annual change
Cash £131,584 0.4% 3.5%
Mortgage £148,481 1.0% 4.2%

7. About the UK House Price Index

The UK House Price Index (UK HPI) is calculated by the Office for National Statistics and Land & Property Services Northern Ireland. Find out about the methodology used to create the UK HPI.

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

Find out more about the UK House Price Index.

8. Access the data

Download the data as CSV files or access it with our UK HPI tool.

9. Contact

Ailsa Robertson, Data Team Manager, Registers of Scotland