House prices in Wakefield, Pontefract and Castleford: the areas where average prices increased the most in the last year despite Covid crisis
House prices in Wakefield, Pontefract and Castleford are on the rise, new data shows - despite the impact of the pandemic. These are the areas in the district where house prices rose in the 12 months to September 2020.
The coronavirus pandemic caused an unprecedented economic shock in the UK, closing businesses and putting people out of work left, right and centre. But despite that, average house prices held up across England – even if there was a drop in sales.
In Wakefield, prices rose 0.3% in the year to September 2020, though some areas reported much higher rises than others.
The ONS also publishes house price figures by Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) – small geographic areas containing an average of 7,200 people. These show 27 of the 45 MSOAs that make up the Wakefield district saw a rise in house prices over the same period.
Here we reveal which neighbourhoods saw the strongest growth in the year to September 2020.