The hottest and coldest housing markets in Wales right now

Published 15th of September, 2022

Wales house price trends charts and graphs twindig anthony codling
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The latest data from the Land Registry reveals that the average house price in Wales is currently £220,000.

On average house prices in Wales increased by 2.8% or £5,900 over the last month.

Over the last year (last 12 calendar months) average house prices in Wales increased by 17.6% or £32,900.

However, across Wales, there is a significant spread of house prices at the Local Authority level ranging from £132,200 in Blaenau Gwent to £350,900 in Monmouthshire.


Wales average house prices by local authority

We show in the chart below the average house price for every local authority across Wales.

The three most expensive areas for house prices in Wales are:

Monmouthshire where average house prices are £350,900

Vale of Glamorgan, where average house prices are £306,300, and

Cardiff where average house prices are £256,100

The three least expensive areas for house prices in Wales are:

Blaenau Gwent where average house prices are £132,200

Merthyr Tydfil with average house prices of £152,500, and

Rhondda Cynon Taf where average house prices are £159,200

Chart graph showing average house prices across Wales twindig Anthony Codling

Wales house price winners and losers last month

Over the last month house prices in Wales increased the most in percentage terms in:

Isle of Anglesey where average house prices increased by 4.6%,

Caerphilly where average house prices rose by 3.3%,

Rhondda Cynon Taf where average house prices were up by 3.1%

House prices in Wales increased the least in percentage terms last month in:

Ceredigion where average house prices dropped by 2.5%,

Powys where average house prices fell by 0.5%,

Carmarthenshire where average house prices were down 0.1%

We show the percentage changes in house prices for each local authority across Wales in the chart below

Chart graph house prices percentage increases last month in Wales twindig Anthony Codling

The biggest absolute (monetary) increases in house prices in Wales last month were in:

Isle of Anglesey where house prices climbed by £10,470,

Monmouthshire where house prices increased by £9,560,

Caerphilly where house prices rose by £6,020

At the other end of the Wales house price league, house prices increased the least in:

Ceredigion which saw house prices fall, on average, by £6,340,

Powys where average house prices fell by £1,250,

Carmarthenshire where house prices were down £110

We show the monetary change in average house prices across each Local Authority across Wales in the chart below:

Chart graph showing biggest absolute house price increases in Wales last month twindig Anthony Codling

Wales house price winners and losers last year

Wales witnessed strong house price growth over the last twelve months, on average across Wales house prices have increased by 17.6%

The biggest house price winners in percentage terms in Wales are:

Blaenau Gwent with average house prices up 20.0%,

Merthyr Tydfil, which has seen house prices increase by 19.8% over the last twelve months, and

Pembrokeshire where house prices have risen, on average, by 18.4%

At the bottom end of the annual house price table are:

Cardiff where house prices have risen by 8.3%,

Denbighshire, with average house price inflation of 11.0%, and

Powys with house price inflation at 11.0%

We show the percentage change in house prices over the last twelve months across every Local Authority in Wales in the chart below

Chart graph biggest percentage increases in house prices in Wales last 12 months twindig Anthony Codling

Finally turning to the monetary or cash changes to house prices in Wales over the last year, the biggest house price winners in absolute terms were:

Monmouthshire which has seen house prices increase by £46,690,

Vale of Glamorgan with house prices gains of £46,030,

Pembrokeshire where house prices have risen, on average, by £38,680

House prices increased in monetary terms across every local authority across Wales last year, but those areas that saw the smallest increase in average house prices were:

Cardiff where average house prices were up £19,730,

Denbighshire, which saw average house prices rise by £19,900, and

Rhondda Cynon Taf where house prices increased by £20,110

Chart graph biggest absolute house price increases in Wales last 12 months twindig Anthony Codling

Anthony Codling
CEO, Twindig

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