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Economic indicators: housing and property

Economic indicators for the housing and property sector are available from a number of sources, including government and professional bodies. On this page you can access reports and online resources providing statistics and commentary.

Online articles

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Useful links

UK House price index
Monthly reports from the HM Land registry for England, Scotland and wales (Northern Ireland reports are quarterly) - succeeded the quarterly Residential Property Price Reports in 2007. Figures, going back to 1995, are given at national, regional, county and London borough level based on repeat sales. The site also has an interactive search tool for sold property prices

Halifax House Price Index
The Halifax Index includes national commentary and analysis, quarterly regional prices back to 1983, and an explanation of the methodology used to calculate the index since its creation in 1984.

Half Year Reviews (Hurford Salvi Carr)
A series of regular reports on the residential market in Midtown, City and East London from a firm of property advisors. The reports cover market trends, the planning pipeline and the future direction of the residential market.

House price statistics for small areas in England and Wales Statistical bulletins
Quarterly release from the Office for National Statistics which gives a different set of statistics to house prices than the UK House Price Index. Statistics go down to neighbourhood level (around 3,000 households per neighborhood).

Housing affordability in England and Wales statistical bulletins
Annual release from the Office for National Statistics which calculates affordability ratios from data on house prices and annual earnings for national and subnational (i.e. region, county, local authority) geographies.

Investment Property Databank (MSCI)
Comprehensive housing statistics from a global real estate information company, providing real estate research reports as well as market indices for a number of countries.

Nationwide House Price Index
The Nationwide Index features monthly and quarterly figures as well as historical data. The site also includes an explanation of the methodology used in calculating the index.

RICS Market surveys and analyses
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) publishes several market surveys on housing and property issues across the UK and internationally, including:

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