Housing affordability in England and Wales: 2019

Commenting on the findings, ONS Head of Housing Analysis Nigel Henretty said:

“This is the first significant improvement in housing affordability in England for ten years.

“While housing remained significantly more affordable in Wales than in England, the gap between the most affordable and least affordable local areas decreased for the first time in four years. This was driven mainly by decreasing house prices in the least affordable areas.”

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Data on house prices and annual earnings to calculate affordability ratios for national and subnational geographies in England and Wales, on an annual basis.