House prices in Chesterfield rose by 1.8 per cent in the year to September 2020.
House prices in Chesterfield rose by 1.8 per cent in the year to September 2020.

House prices in Chesterfield: the eight areas where average prices increased the most in the last year despite Covid crisis

The coronavirus pandemic caused an unprecedented economic shock in the UK, closing businesses and putting people out of work left, right and centre.

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However, despite that, average house prices held up across England – even if there was a drop in sales.

It was the same picture in Chesterfield where prices rose by 1.8 per cent in the year to September 2020, from £181,792 to £185,056, although the number of sales fell 21.8 per cent, from 1,535 to 1,201.

Across the East Midland, prices rose by 1.8 per cent, from £222,414 to £226,498, while the number of sales fell 25.5 per cent from 76,633 in the year to September 2019 to 57,121 in the following 12 months.

The Office for National Statistics also publishes house price figures by Middle Layer Super Output Areas – small geographic areas containing an average of 7,200 people.

These show eight of the 13 MSOAs that make up Chesterfield Council saw a rise in house prices over the same period – meaning five actually saw prices fall.

Here we reveal which neighbourhoods saw the strongest growth in the year to September 2020, as well as those that did not.

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