House prices increased by 3% in Pembrokeshire in October, new figures show.

The rise contributes to the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area grow by 0.2% over the last year.

The average Pembrokeshire house price in October was £246,869, Land Registry figures show – a 3% increase on September.

Over the month, the picture was different to that across Wales, where prices decreased 0.5%, and Pembrokeshire was above the 0.7% drop for the UK as a whole.

Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Pembrokeshire rose by £570 – putting the area seventh among Wales’s 22 local authorities with price data for annual growth.

The highest annual growth in the region was in the Vale of Glamorgan, where property prices increased on average by 3.1%, to £319,000. At the other end of the scale, properties in Merthyr Tydfil lost 10.9% of their value, giving an average price of £137,000.

First steps on the property ladder

First-time buyers in Pembrokeshire spent an average of £222,000 on their property – £660 more than a year ago, and £71,440 more than in October 2018.

By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £274,550 on average in October – 23.7% more than first-time buyers.

Property types

Owners of semi-detached houses saw the biggest rise in property prices in Pembrokeshire in October – they increased 3.5%, to £220,194 on average. Over the last year, prices rose by 1.1%.

Among other types of property:

  • Detached: up 3.1% monthly; up 0.4% annually; £346,030 average
  • Terraced: up 2.8% monthly; down 0.4% annually; £183,125 average
  • Flats: up 2.4% monthly; down 1.7% annually; £117,587 average

How do property prices in Pembrokeshire compare?

Buyers paid 15.3% more than the average price in Wales (£214,000) in October 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 – £346,000 on average, and 1.4 times the price as in Pembrokeshire. Monmouthshire properties cost 2.7 times the price as homes in Blaenau Gwent (£130,000 average), at the other end of the scale.

The highest property prices across the UK were in Kensington and Chelsea, at £1.4 million.


Average property price in October

  • Pembrokeshire: £246,869
  • Wales: £214,100
  • UK: £287,782

Annual change to October

  • Pembrokeshire: +0.2%
  • Wales: -3%
  • UK: -1.2%

Highest and lowest annual growth in Wales

  • The Vale of Glamorgan: +3.1%
  • Merthyr Tydfil: -10.9%