UK House Price Index

Use the search tool to find house price trends in the UK:

search the UK house price index

Current index

As of December 2020, the average house price in the UK is £251,500, and the index stands at 131.91. Property prices have risen by 1.2% compared to the previous month, and risen by 8.5% compared to the previous year.

About the House Price Index

The UK House Price Index (HPI) uses house sales data from HM Land Registry, Registers of Scotland, and Land and Property Services Northern Ireland and is calculated by the Office for National Statistics. The index applies a statistical method, called a hedonic regression model, to the various sources of data on property price and attributes to produce estimates of the change in house prices each period.

The index is published monthly, with Northern Ireland figures updated quarterly.

It is advised that low number of sales transactions in some local authorities can lead to volatility in the estimates at these levels. Geographies with low number of sales transactions should be analysed in the context of their longer-term trends rather than focusing on monthly movements. Our guidance page provides further detail about our data and its quality.

Historic data within this tool is derived. Under the UK HPI, data is available from 1995 for England and Wales, 2004 for Scotland and 2005 for Northern Ireland. A longer back-series has been derived by using the historic path of the Office for National Statistics HPI to construct a series back to 1968.

Help and support

There is a user guide for this service, and you can read more about UKHPI linked-data. For further assistance, please send us an email

Downloading House Price Index Data

Using the search tool you can identify a specific subset of house price index data you're interested in, and then download it. If you would like to download all of the UKHPI data in comma-separated (CSV) format, please see the UK House Price Index reports page.

UK House Price Index Linked-Data

We publish this data in linked data format, aiming for five-star rating.

To try out your own queries against our linked-data publications, use the SPARQL query form. We have included some example queries with the form, and you can generate output in a variety of different formats.

If you want to see, and run, the SPARQL query that is used to generate the report created in the search tool, use the show SPARQL query button.

Changes to local authority geography April 2020

A change to the geography of some local authorities will be made in the February 2020 release (release date 22 April 2020). The changes are in line with the updates given by ONS Geography. These include:

  • Bournemouth (E06000028), Christchurch (E07000048) and Poole (E06000029) will merge to create a new local authority “Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole” (E06000058).
  • East Dorset (E07000049), North Dorset (E07000050), Purbeck (E07000051), West Dorset (E07000052) and Weymouth and Portland (E07000053) will merge to create a new local authority “Dorset” (E06000059).
  • Taunton Deane (E07000190) and West Somerset (E07000191) will merge to create a new local authority “Somerset West and Taunton” (E07000246).
  • Forest Heath (E07000201) and St Edmundsbury (E07000204) will merge to create a new local authority “West Suffolk” (E07000245).
  • Suffolk Coastal (E07000205) and Waveney (E07000206) will merge to create a new local authority “East Suffolk” (E07000244).
  • There will be a minor local authority district boundary change to City of Glasgow, its geography code will change from S12000046 to S12000049.
  • There will be a minor local authority district boundary change to North Lanarkshire, its geography code will change from S12000044 to S12000050.

Following this, in our April 2020 release (to be released on 17 June 2020) the following change will be made:

  • Aylesbury Vale (E07000004), Chiltern (E07000005), South Bucks (E07000006) and Wycombe (E07000007) will merge to create a new local authority “Buckinghamshire” (E06000060).

Full details of the affected geographies can be found in the changelog

Links to other sources of open data are provided under the Open Government Licence (ONS) and Open Data Licence (OS). HM Land Registry is not responsible for the content or reliability of any linked websites.

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