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NI Residential Property Prices Fall Slightly

Land & Property Services assisted by the Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency today released the House Price Index report for Quarter 1 2019.

The Index measures change in the price of residential property sold in Northern Ireland (NI). The Index uses Stamp Duty information on residential property sales recorded by HMRC. The NI House Price Index series is used as the NI component of the single official UK HPI and the statistics are comparable with other UK regions.

The NI House Price Index was awarded National Statistics Status on 18 September 2018.

Results for the most recent quarter (January – March 2019), which are provisional, show that:

Between Q4 (October - December) 2018 and Q1 (January – March) 2019 the house price index decreased by 1.0%;
Between Q1 2018 and Q1 2019 the house price index increased by 3.5%;
4,272 residential properties sold during Q1 2019 (this will be revised upwards next quarter due to late returns). The number of properties sold in Q4 2018 increased by 611 due to late returns;
The House Price Index is now 21.5% higher than Q1 2015 (the reference period); and
Eight of the eleven district council areas showed a decrease over the quarter.
Below shows the trends in the local district council property markets across NI.

The Index value for Q1 2019 for NI as a whole is 121.5 and ranges from 111.9 in Ards and North Down to 133.5 in Causeway Coast and Glens. The standardised price for NI as a whole is £134,811 and ranges from £119,951 in Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon to £160,301 in Lisburn and Castlereagh.Detailed statistics on each council:

House Price Index and Standardised Price in each council area Q1 2019:

Antrim and Newtownabbey
Index: 120.1
Quarterly Change: -1.5%
Annual Change: 3.3%
Standardised Price: £138,060

Ards and North Down
Index: 111.9
Quarterly Change: -1.3%
Annual Change: 0.8%
Standardised Price: £150,247

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon
Index: 121.7
Quarterly Change: -0.1%
Annual Change: 3.4%
Standardised Price: £119,951

Index: 121.5
Quarterly Change: -2.0%
Annual Change: 4.4%
Standardised Price: £128,386

Causeway Coast and Glens
Index: 133.5
Quarterly Change: 2.3%
Annual Change: 9.6%
Standardised Price: £144,168

Derry City and Strabane
Index: 127.4
Quarterly Change: -4.0%
Annual Change: 6.5%
Standardised Price: £120,651

Fermanagh and Omagh
Index: 132.1
Quarterly Change: 1.4%
Annual Change: 5.4%
Standardised Price: £126,575

Lisburn and Castlereagh
Index: 119.4
Quarterly Change: 0.1%
Annual Change: 4.1%
Standardised Price: £160,301

Mid and East Antrim
Index: 120.3
Quarterly Change: -0.6%
Annual Change: 0.7%
Standardised Price: £124,575

Mid Ulster
Index: 117.8
Quarterly Change: -2.5%
Annual Change: -0.3%
Standardised Price: £131,751

Newry, Mourne and Down
Index: 122.5
Quarterly Change: -2.2%
Annual Change: -0.3%
Standardised Price: £137,768

A graphical representation of the residential property price index for each council can be viewed in the Detailed Statistics at:

Last Updated: Wednesday, 22nd May 2019 10:51