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.