UK House Price Index figures for April 2024

Published: 19 June 2024

Three key figures for April 2024:

  • £190,000
    The average price of a property in Scotland
  • 4.5%
    The annual price change of a property in Scotland
  • 1.3%
    The monthly price change of a property in Scotland

Estimates for the most recent months are provisional and are likely to be updated as more data is included. The House Price Index for April 2024 reflects transactions that took place up to the end of April.

The latest provisional statistics from the UK HPI show that the average price of a property in Scotland in April 2024 was £190,000, an increase of 4.5% when compared to April 2023.

Comparing with the previous month, house prices in Scotland increased by 1.3% on a non-seasonally adjusted basis, whilst on a seasonally adjusted basis there was an increase of 0.2%.

The UK average house price was £281,000 which was an annual increase of 1.1% on April 2023. Comparing with the previous month, UK house prices increased by 0.3% on a non-seasonally adjusted basis and increased by 0.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis.

The volume of residential sales in Scotland in February 2024 was 5,479. When compared with the first published figures for February 2023 this was an annual increase of 2.1%.

Commenting on the house price figures in Scotland, a RoS spokesperson said:

“There was an increase of 4.5% (to £190,000) in the average house price for Scotland in the 12 months to April 2024. This compares to an increase of 1.1% (to £281,000) in average house prices for the UK as a whole.”

The table below provides Scotland house prices and annual changes by property type.

Property typeHouse price level (£)Annual house price percentage change
Detached333,0004.4
Semi-detached205,0005.8
Terraced162,0005.4
Flats or Maisonettes132,0003.6

Average prices for Local Authorities are based on a 3-month moving average to help remove some of the volatility in the series. Increases were recorded in 27 out of 32 local authority areas, when comparing prices with the previous year. The largest increase was in Clackmannanshire where the average price increased by 11.6% to £171,000. The largest decrease was recorded in City of Aberdeen, where the average price decreased by 2.8% to £126,000.


HPI April 2024 Percentage

In April 2024, the highest-priced area to purchase a property was City of Edinburgh, where the average price was £328,000. In contrast, the lowest-priced area to purchase a property was Inverclyde, where the average price was £123,000.

HPI April 2024 Price

Further information on HPI Scotland by local authority, property type, first time buyers and cash sales can be found in the latest HPI Scotland publication. Visualisations can be found the ONS Housing prices in your area page.

As with other indicators in the housing market, which typically fluctuate from month-to-month, it is important not to put too much weight on one month’s set of house price data.

Notes to editors

  1. From 20 December 2023’s publication, a change was made to how property transactions for Great Britain with a missing Acorn classification are used in the regression model. In March 2024, UK HPI estimates were revised from January 2021 onwards by making use of price data processed outside the UK HPI’s normal 12-month revision period. These methodology improvements increase UK coherence and improves the quality of UK HPI statistics. More information is available in the UK HPI Quality and Methodology Information and in the Acorn quality assurance information.
  2. Registers of Scotland is the public body responsible for compiling and maintaining registers relating to property and other legal documents in Scotland. Registers of Scotland records and safeguards the rights of the individual while providing open access to information on the registers.
  3. For the publication schedule for the UK HPI see the calendar of release dates.
  4. The statistics have been produced in accordance with the Code of Practice for Statistics. The UK House Price Index is a joint publication with our publication partners: HM Land Registry for England and Wales, Land & Property Services Northern Ireland and Office for National Statistics. The UK HPI was designated as National Statistics by the Office for Statistics Regulation on 18 October 2018.
  5. Registers of Scotland provides data on residential property sales for the Scotland element of the UK House Price Index. Separate HPI releases are also published by HM Land Registry and Land & Property Services Northern Ireland, which focus on the figures for England and Wales and for Northern Ireland.
  6. Economic commentary is available here.
  7. Details of all of our property statistics releases and future publication dates are available on our website. A comparison guide comparing the different house price index measures that are published in the UK is also available.
  8. Information on individual property purchase prices is available for free via our ScotLIS service.
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Footnotes

  1. All average prices reported from the UK HPI are geometric means, which will typically be closer to the median than the arithmetic mean. Prices shown here are rounded to the nearest £1,000.
  2. The final revised volume of sales in February 2023 was 5,469, an annual increase of 0.2% in February 2024. However, the sales volume for February 2024 is still subject to revision. The amount of time between the sale of a property and the registration of this information varies. It typically ranges between 2 weeks and 2 months but can be longer. Volume figures for the most recent 2 months are not yet at a reliable level for reporting, so they are not included in the report. Published transactions for recent months will increase as later registered transactions are incorporated into the index.
  3. Orkney Islands, Na h-Eileanan Siar and Shetland Islands are not considered when highlighting which local authorities have experienced the highest/lowest increase, due to the low numbers of sales transactions in these local authorities which can lead to volatility in the series.

Media contact

Andy Richardson
PR manager
Email: andy.richardson@ros.gov.uk
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