There is currently a lot of interest in how much prices are rising. Today we’re publishing inflation numbers for Northern Ireland. Here Chris Jenkins looks at our work to develop these figures with the Consumer Council for Northern Ireland as well as explaining why it’s not as easy to produce inflation data for the nations and regions as you might think.Read more on Rising to the challenge: How the ONS is developing inflation measures for the nations and regions
Rental prices are a key element of the housing market, and we have seen these picking up since the impact of the pandemic. Our previous blog explained the importance of the private rental sector (PRS) and how we are working to make better use of detailed rental data to develop a clearer picture of what is happening within the rental market. Here, Chris Jenkins explains some of the differences between how rental data are measured.Read more on Measuring rents: stock vs flow
New data sources have been key to much of the recent progress at the Office for National Statistics (ONS). During…Read more on Unlocking the power of data to better understand private rents
House prices and the state of the property market are an abiding national obsession. How much is my place worth, are prices rising around here and can I afford to buy yet? The coronavirus pandemic has made the task of collecting data about the housing and rental markets more challenging, but the ONS and others have continued to produce figures. Here Chris Jenkins looks what they say about the state of the property market in pandemic so far.Read more on Measuring the UK housing market?
The various housing costs people face have been a hot topic for a number of years. Here Chris Jenkins looks at the various sorts of costs, how ONS goes about measuring them and what they show.Read more on Housing costs: How we measure them and why