Housing and households
The number of households in Shropshire recorded for the 2011 census was 129,700, compared to 117,301 in 2001, an increase of 11%, which outstrips the growth of the population (8%). Shropshire had a greater percentage increase in households than England and Wales, which increased by 8%. The number of properties on the Council Tax Register as at 31 March 2016 was 138,462. For a more detailed analysis, please take a look at our information sheet, based on the 2011 census.
House prices in Shropshire are higher than the average for the West Midlands but lower than the English average, which is inflated by prices in London and the southeast. Housing affordability in Shropshire is lower than the regional average due to higher housing costs, and wages being lower than average. The average house price in Shropshire as at March 2016 was £196,750. For current house prices for Shropshire or other regions please visit the Land Registry website.
For more detailed analysis of the housing market and the affordability of housing in Shropshire please take a look at our Market Signals and Housing Affordability Profile Part I and Market Signals and Housing Affordability Profile Part II. Part II focuses the analysis at Place Plan Area level.