UK house price trends: how Milton Keynes compares with the rest of the country
Data from the Office of National Statistics shows that the average house price in Milton Keynes in September was Â£263,994, compared to Â£248,249 in 2016, Â£190,116 in 2007 and Â£56,191 in 1997. That's an increase of 369.8% increase over the last 20 years.
Neighbouring Central Bedfordshire has an average house price of Â£316,489, which was Â£71,161 back in 1997 - an increase of 344 per cent over the same time period.
The general trend of rising house prices is continuing, with the average UK property reaching Â£226,367 in September, an increase of 5.4% annually. England continues to see the biggest price increase compared to the rest of the UK, with house prices increasing by 5.7% over the year to September, reaching Â£243,945 on average.
The area showing the largest annual growth was Hinckley and Bosworth in Leicestershire, where house prices swelled by 15.9% to reach Â£215,137 on average. The lowest annual growth was recorded in Halton, Cheshire, where average prices fell by 5.2%. The City of London meanwhile has seen a drop of 1.7%.
Wales saw average house prices increase by 5.3% over the previous 12 months to reach Â£152,661.
Scottish house prices however dropped by 1.3% on average in September compared to August, but they remain up by 3.1% for the year.
The Shetland Islands saw the largest increase in Scotland, recording a rise of 9.0% to Â£154,149. The market in Edinburgh remains strong, with the average price rising 10.4% to Â£248,702.
Prices in the City of Aberdeen continue to decrease, with the average property now costing Â£165,275, down 3.5% on last year.
The average price in Northern Ireland stands at Â£132,169, an increase of 6% over the year.
The UK House Price Index (UK HPI) is calculated by the Office for National Statistics and Land & Property Services Northern Ireland.
Full data is available via the ONS.
Average prices/annual change:
England: Â£243,945 / 5.7%
Scotland: Â£144,924 / 3.1%
Wales: Â£152,661 / 5.3%
Northern Ireland: Â£128,650 / 6.0%
House prices by city:
Aberdeen: Â£165,275 / -3.5%
Bristol: Â£282,125 / 7.2%
Birmingham: Â£175,801 / 6.3%
Bradford: Â£137,689 / 4.7%
Brighton and Hove: Â£365,695 / 4.8%
Cardiff: Â£195,774 / 2.7%
Coventry: Â£180,167 / 10.0%
Dundee: Â£126,454 / 6.2%
Edinburgh: Â£248,702 / 9.0%
Glasgow: Â£125,489 / 5.8%
Hull: Â£111,208 / 7.4%
Leeds: Â£175,617 / 3.0%
Leicester: Â£162,142 / 8.1%
Liverpool: Â£127,945 / 6.0%
London: Â£767,108 / -1.7%
Manchester: Â£170,020 / 9.3%
Newcastle upon Tyne: Â£164,985 / 4.2%
Peterborough: Â£185,362 / 9.5%
Plymouth: Â£174,140 / 5.4%
Portsmouth: Â£207,630 / 8.2%
Preston: Â£130,647 / 4.3%
Salford: Â£157,710 / 5.9%
Sheffield: Â£161,025 / 5.9%
Sunderland: Â£118,276 / 5.6%
Wakefield: Â£144,572 / 5.7%
York: Â£246,261 / 4.7%