Friday, May 27, 2022

UK postcode data update

I've uploaded the latest UK postcode data to my website. Some people have been asking about the ward boundary changes. These are included in the update but are not complete so I would approach with caution. I made some manual changes so that all postcodes have a ward associated but these will be the old wards in some cases.

From the ONSPD user guide

This release of the NHSPD includes the 2022 ward boundary changes. However, some change orders have yet to be included in OS Boundary-Line including The Cumbria (Structural Changes) Order 2022, The North Yorkshire (Structural Changes) Order 2022 and The Somerset (Structural Changes) Order 2022. Therefore, ward codes E05014171–E05014393 are not yet included. Also, Welsh wards W05001616 –W05001626 in Merthyr Tydfil are yet to be included and Sirhowy ward in Blaenau Gwent should be W05001268 rather than W05000764. In Scotland there is a duplicated ward code – S13003134. This should be S13003134 – Stepps, Chryston and Muirhead in North Lanarkshire and S13002608 – An Taobh Siar agus Nis in Na h-Eileanan Siar

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

House price for England and Wales March 2022

I'm currently uploading the latest house price data to my website. I really need to improve the performance of the import, it now takes days to complete, but it should be complete some time soon. 

There's a definite trend appearing in the data since last summer, sales are falling and prices have peaked. Annual house price inflation is still positive but it looks like it will go negative very shortly, unless the government intervene again. It's also noticeable that the price drops are mostly being driven by the price of flats, although I have no insight into why that would be the case.