Friday, July 12, 2013

Land Registry to release all data from 1995 onwards

The Land Registry has been releasing its data under the Open Government Licence since the start of 2012. This was great but only covering the last year and a bit meant it wasn’t that useful. But when I popped over to the Land Registry site the other day I noticed they’d got some historical data and are planning to release all of their data from 1995 onwards.

I’ve sucked this data into my site, but I haven’t done anything particularly exciting with it yet. It’s interesting (to me at least) that the average price that I’ve calculated using a straightforward mean (about £230,000) is so different to the average price that the Land Registry comes up with (about £160,000). They do some fancy maths on their numbers but it still seems odd that they are so different.

But me and the Land Registry agree on one thing, the trend. House prices have basically gone nowhere for the last 3 or 4 years.

2 comments:

Scott said...

Hi. I am actually just messing around with 2009-2013 Land Registry data just now and have managed to geocode it all (well except rows with no postcode) and having much 'fun' running various tabs in SPSS!

Cheers

Scott

Scott said...

Hi there. I am working away with Land Registry stuff just now and geo-coding it with ONS data so I can append wards, lsoa and msoa etc.

Not got he best PC but SPSS/PASW is just about handling the massive data I am throwing at it....geo-coding done in literally a few minutes for one full year of Registry data....quite pleased with that!

Cheers

Scott