House prices dropped by 2.7% in Pembrokeshire in June, new figures show.

The drop contributes to the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area suffer a 6.1% annual decline – the worst in Wales.

The average Pembrokeshire house price in June was £227,486, Land Registry figures show – a 2.7% decrease on May.

Over the month, the picture was different to that across Wales, where prices increased 0.2%, and Pembrokeshire was lower than the 0.7% rise for the UK as a whole.

Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Pembrokeshire fell by £15,000 – putting the area bottom among Wales’s 22 local authorities with price data for annual growth.

The highest annual growth in the region was in Merthyr Tydfil, where property prices increased on average by 9.9%, to £162,000.

First steps on the property ladder

First-time buyers in Pembrokeshire spent an average of £204,000 on their property – £13,000 less than a year ago, but £55,000 more than in June 2018.

By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £253,000 on average in June – 23.9% more than first-time buyers.

Property types

Owners of detached houses saw the biggest fall in property prices in Pembrokeshire in June – they dropped 2.9% in price, to £318,452 on average. Over the last year, prices dropped by 5.9%.

Among other types of property:


How do property prices in Pembrokeshire compare?

Buyers paid 6.6% more than the average price in Wales (£213,000) in June for a property in Pembrokeshire. Across Wales, property prices are low compared to those across the UK, where the average cost is £288,000.

The most expensive properties in Wales were in Monmouthshire – £357,000 on average, and 1.6 times the price as in Pembrokeshire. Monmouthshire properties cost 2.9 times the price as homes in Blaenau Gwent (£125,000 average), at the other end of the scale.

The highest property prices across the UK were in Kensington and Chelsea, with an average price of £1.3 million.


Average property price in June

  • Pembrokeshire: £227,486
  • Wales:£213,477
  • UK: £287,546

Annual change to June

  • Pembrokeshire: -6.1%
  • Wales: +0.6%
  • UK: +1.7%

Highest and lowest annual growth in Wales

  • Merthyr Tydfil: +9.9%
  • Pembrokeshire: -6.1%