Historical House Prices

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Historical House Prices

Postby Nick » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:49 pm

I was requested to make this available. I'm not sure where I originally got it from but the spreadsheet is comprehensively attributed, and clearly is the result of government statistitions.

1930-1938: taken from Table A.13, page 128 of "House Prices: Changes Through Time at National and Sub-National Level", Government Economic Service, Working Paper No 110.
1939 - 1945: no reliable information available.
1946 to 1952: a house price index for modern, existing dwellings was calculated by the Co-operative Building Society from 1946 (=100) to 1970. The movements in the index from 1946 to 1953 have been applied to the average 1953 price of £2,006 in order to impute average prices for 1946-1952.
1953 to 1955: derived from the average of two series of UK projected house prices.
1956 to 1965: prices are based on the BS4 survey of mortgage completions for NEW dwellings. No adjustment has been made to allow for the absence of existing dwellings. Whilst in recent years average prices of new dwellings have often been more than 10 per cent higher than the average for all dwellings, this was not the situation from 1966 to 1974, the first years when BS4 data both for new and all dwellings was available.
1966 to 1992: average prices are based on the 5 per cent survey of building societies. From 1969 the mix-adjusted index is also based on the survey of building societies.
1993 to 2002: average prices and the mix-adjusted index are based on the five per cent Survey of Mortgage Lenders.
2003 - Aug 2005: average prices and the mix-adjusted index remain based on the Survey of Mortgage Lenders, but from a significantly larger sample size.
Sept 2005 to date: collected from the Regulated Mortgage Survey (CML).


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