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1. Headline statistics for January 2018
the average price of a property in Wales was
the annual price change of a property for Wales was
the monthly price change of a property for Wales was
the index figure for Wales (January 2015 = 100) was
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.
Next publication of UK HPI
The February 2018 UK HPI will be published at 9.30am on Wednesday 18 April 2018. See the calendar of release dates.
2. Price change
2.1 Annual price change
Annual price change for Wales over the past 5 years
In Wales the average price increased by 4.5% in the year to January 2018 (down from 5% in the year to December 2017).
Annual price change by local authority for Wales
Low numbers of sales transactions in some local authorities can lead to volatility in the series. While efforts are made to account for this volatility, the change in price in these local levels can be influenced by the type and number of properties sold in any given period.
|Local authorities||January 2018||January 2017||Difference|
|Isle of Anglesey||£178,247||£157,541||13.1%|
|Neath Port Talbot||£111,418||£106,283||4.8%|
|Rhondda Cynon Taf||£103,588||£100,841||2.7%|
|Vale of Glamorgan||£217,955||£204,558||6.5%|
Average price by local authority for Wales
In January 2018 the most expensive area to live in was Monmouthshire, where the cost of an average house was £245,000. In contrast the cheapest area to purchase a property was Blaenau Gwent, where an average house cost £83,000.
2.2 Average price change by property type
Average price change by property type for Wales
|Property type||January 2018||January 2017||Difference|
|Flat or maisonette||£110,479||£105,921||4.3%|
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 at a reliable level for reporting, so they are not included in the report.
Sales volume data is also available by property status (new build and existing property) and funding status (cash and mortgage) in our downloadable data tables. Transactions involving the creation of a new register, such as new builds, are more complex and require more time to process. Read Revisions to the UK HPI data for more information.
3.1 Sales volumes by local authority
Sales volumes for Wales by local authority
|Local authorities||November 2017||November 2016||Difference|
|Isle of Anglesey||92||75||22.7%|
|Neath Port Talbot||182||184||-1.1%|
|Rhondda Cynon Taf||299||290||3.1%|
|Vale of Glamorgan||172||214||-19.6%|
3.2 Sales volumes
Sales volumes for Wales over the past 5 years
|Date||Sales volumes for Wales|
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4. Property status
New build and existing resold property for Wales
|Property status||Average price November 2017||Monthly change||Annual change|
|Existing resold property||£149,835||-0.9%||4.3%|
Note: since the October 2017 release, amendments have been made to our estimation model when calculating our provisional estimate. Find out further information and the impact of this change in Improvement to the calculation of provisional estimates within the UK HPI.
5. Buyer status
First time buyer and former owner occupier for Wales
|Type of buyer||Average price January 2018||Monthly change||Annual change|
|First time buyer||£131,595||-0.9%||4.0%|
|Former owner occupier||£178,201||0.0%||5.1%|
6. Funding status
Cash and mortgage indicator for Wales
|Funding status||Average price January 2018||Monthly change||Annual change|
7. Repossession sales volume
Due to a period of 2 to 8 weeks between completion and registration of sales, repossession volume figures for the most recent two months are not yet complete, so they are not included in the report.
Repossession sales volume
|Country||Repossession sales volume November 2017|
Download the data for England and Wales (CSV, 7KB)
8. Access the data
9. 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 HM 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.
10. Contact for Wales queries
David Lockett, Product Manager, HM Land Registry
Telephone 0300 0068317