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house price index report for fourth quarter 2020.
In the fourth quarter of 2020:
on a rolling four-quarter basis, the mix-adjusted average price of dwellings sold in Jersey during the year ending Q4 2020 was 1% higher when compared with the previous quarter (year ending Q3 2020)
on a quarterly basis:
the seasonally adjusted mix-adjusted average price was 6% higher than in the previous quarter and 6% higher than in the corresponding quarter of 2019 (Q4 2019)
3- bedroom houses saw their mean price remain at a similar level to the previous quarter
all other property types saw an increase in their mean price compared to the previous quarter
all property types were at their highest mean price seen to date
the turnover of properties was 20% higher than in Q4 2019 and 4% higher than in the previous quarter (Q3 2020)
overall housing market activity, on a rolling four-quarter basis, was around 8% higher than in the previous quarter (Q3 2020) and 6% lower than in the corresponding quarter of 2019
on a rolling four-quarter basis, advertised private sector rental prices were essentially unchanged during the year ending Q4 2020 compared with the year ending Q3 2020
Jersey House Price Index
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Long term trends in house prices
Annual percentage change in the Jersey House Price Index
The above figure shows the property price changes in Jersey on a calendar year basis from 1986 to 2020. The most recent increase in the Jersey House Price Index recorded in 2020 was 5% compared with 2019. The latest annual rate of increase of the Jersey House Price Index was lower than in 2019.
As is clear from the above chart, property prices in Jersey have seen three periods of strong growth during the last three decades. Peaks in the annual rate of increase occurring in 1989, 1998 and 2008. Each of these years recorded annual price increases of more than 20%. In the past, such peaks were followed by periods of lower rates of increase. More recently from 2010 to 2013 by a period of sustained decline in average prices.
All property types recorded increases in mean price in 2020 compared with 2019.
Shown below are mean prices for specific property types from 2010 to 2020.
Mean prices for individual property types 2010 to 2020
Prices are rounded to the nearest £1,000.
Median house prices
The overall mix‐adjusted Jersey House Price Index is calculated from the mean prices of each type and size of property. Examining changes in the median price of dwellings provides a complementary insight into the behaviour of residential property prices.
Median property price of houses sold in Jersey 2010 to 2020
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House prices, retail prices and earnings
A comparison between the Jersey Retail Prices Index, the Index of Average Earnings and the House Price Index is shown below. Since 1997 house prices in Jersey have seen a greater overall increase than earnings and retail prices.
Retail price, average earnings and house price indicies
Source: Statistics Jersey, chart data
Calculating the Jersey House Price Index
The average cost of dwellings in Jersey is measured quarterly by the Jersey House Price Index. This index measures the combined weighted average price of one and two-bedroom flats and two, three and four-bedroom houses.
The principal data sources on the transaction prices of property sales used in the Jersey House Price Index are:
the Public Registry Index and Document Enrolment (PRIDE) database for freehold and flying freehold properties
- the States of Jersey Taxes Office for share transfer transactions
The above data are supplemented by information on the type and size of each property provided by the States of Jersey Population Office.
Private Sector Rental Index
The Jersey Private Sector Rental Index was published from 2007 until 2012 using rental consent data from the States of Jersey Population Office. The index was derived from the mean rent of properties for which rental consents were granted by the Population Office during each quarter, not from all private sector rents in the Island.
The Private Sector Rental Index was not produced from December 2012 to June 2015 due to the rental data no longer being collected. More recently a revised index has been produced using advertised rental prices from both internet and classified adverts. This data is currently published as part of the house price index report.
You can access the data tables on the
open data website.