Council Tax Index 2021/22

Annual property taxes in the UK are low by international standards.

This table shows the average Band D council tax payable annually for a dwelling occupied by 2 adults, broken down by council for England, Wales & Scotland.

Very low tax (2)

Rank Council Tax £
1 Westminster 829
2 Wandsworth 845

Low tax (29)

Rank Council Tax £
3 City of London 1,049
4 Na h-Eileanan Siar 1,193
5 Hammersmith & Fulham 1,196
6 South Lanarkshire 1,203
7 Shetland Islands 1,206
8 Angus 1,207
9 Orkney Islands 1,208
10 North Lanarkshire 1,221
11 Dumfries & Galloway 1,223
12 Falkirk 1,226
13 Scottish Borders 1,254
14 West Lothian 1,276
15 Fife 1,281
16 East Renfrewshire 1,290
17 West Dunbartonshire 1,294
18 Aberdeenshire 1,301
19 East Lothian 1,303
20 Clackmannanshire 1,305
21 East Dunbartonshire 1,309
22 Renfrewshire 1,315
23 Perth & Kinross 1,318
24 Moray 1,323
25 Kensington & Chelsea 1,331
26 Inverclyde 1,332
27 Highland 1,332
28 City of Edinburgh 1,339
29 North Ayrshire 1,343
30 Stirling 1,344
31 South Ayrshire 1,345

Average tax (179)

Rank Council Tax £
32 Argyll & Bute 1,368
33 East Ayrshire 1,375
34 Aberdeen City 1,377
35 Dundee City 1,379
36 Glasgow City 1,386
37 Midlothian 1,409
38 Newham 1,467
39 Windsor & Maidenhead 1,473
40 Tower Hamlets 1,477
41 Pembrokeshire 1,504
42 Southwark 1,528
43 Caerphilly 1,533
44 Newport 1,537
45 Lambeth 1,592
46 Cardiff 1,601
47 Hackney 1,602
48 Hillingdon 1,603
49 Isles of Scilly 1,631
50 Islington 1,640
51 Greenwich 1,640
52 Ealing 1,665
53 Wrexham 1,676
54 Wigan 1,678
55 Thurrock 1,682
56 Dudley 1,691
57 Bromley 1,692
58 Vale of Glamorgan 1,696
59 Isle of Anglesey 1,697
60 Barnet 1,701
61 Hounslow 1,702
62 Merton 1,709
63 Barking & Dagenham 1,713
64 Solihull 1,720
65 Camden 1,720
66 Trafford 1,721
67 Ceredigion 1,725
68 Carmarthenshire 1,730
69 Conwy 1,737
70 Brent 1,742
71 Sandwell 1,742
72 Stoke-on-Trent 1,743
73 Lewisham 1,744
74 Powys 1,747
75 Flintshire 1,748
76 Swansea 1,754
77 Birmingham 1,756
78 Torfaen 1,759
79 Doncaster 1,765
80 Sunderland 1,774
81 Bracknell Forest 1,782
82 Southend-on-Sea 1,785
83 Monmouthshire 1,786
84 Redbridge 1,789
85 Enfield 1,795
86 Slough 1,795
87 Bradford 1,796
88 Denbighshire 1,798
89 Peterborough 1,800
90 Basingstoke & Deane 1,802
91 Haringey 1,805
92 Manchester 1,806
93 Wakefield 1,808
94 Leeds 1,809
95 York 1,810
96 Fareham 1,818
97 Portsmouth 1,822
98 Broxbourne 1,827
99 Kingston-upon-Hull 1,829
100 Brentwood 1,835
101 South Kesteven 1,837
102 Gwynedd 1,838
103 Test Valley 1,838
104 Wychavon 1,844
105 Tendring 1,844
106 Epping Forest 1,845
107 Bexley 1,847
108 Medway 1,850
109 Eastleigh 1,850
110 East Lindsey 1,850
111 Rhondda Cynon Taf 1,853
112 Braintree 1,855
113 South Holland 1,856
114 Sutton 1,857
115 Colchester 1,857
116 Telford & Wrekin 1,862
117 Havant 1,862
118 Rushmoor 1,862
119 Waltham Forest 1,863
120 South Staffordshire 1,864
121 Tamworth 1,865
122 Stafford 1,866
123 Chelmsford 1,867
124 Derby 1,868
125 Milton Keynes 1,869
126 East Hampshire 1,870
127 Worcester 1,872
128 Tewkesbury 1,872
129 Halton 1,879
130 East Suffolk 1,879
131 Barnsley 1,882
132 Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole 1,882
133 Gosport 1,883
134 Winchester 1,884
135 Uttlesford 1,885
136 Mid Suffolk 1,885
137 Croydon 1,888
138 Boston 1,889
139 Bolton 1,889
140 Staffordshire Moorlands 1,890
141 Bath & North East Somerset 1,891
142 Havering 1,893
143 Maldon 1,894
144 Chesterfield 1,895
145 West Suffolk 1,896
146 Babergh 1,897
147 Gloucester 1,898
148 South Derbyshire 1,898
149 Newcastle-under-Lyme 1,900
150 Somerset West & Taunton 1,900
151 Hertsmere 1,900
152 Castle Point 1,900
153 North Somerset 1,900
154 Cotswold 1,902
155 North Kesteven 1,903
156 Stevenage 1,904
157 East Staffordshire 1,904
158 Warrington 1,909
159 Basildon 1,910
160 Harlow 1,912
161 Dacorum 1,912
162 Erewash 1,913
163 Malvern Hills 1,913
164 St Helens 1,913
165 Hart 1,914
166 Hambleton 1,914
167 Tameside 1,914
168 Lichfield 1,916
169 Rochford 1,916
170 Lincoln 1,916
171 Calderdale 1,916
172 St Albans 1,918
173 North Northamptonshire 1,919
174 Redditch 1,921
175 Swindon 1,922
176 Three Rivers 1,922
177 South Tyneside 1,923
178 New Forest 1,924
179 Hinckley & Bosworth 1,925
180 West Lindsey 1,926
181 Shropshire 1,926
182 High Peak 1,927
183 Sedgemoor 1,928
184 Cambridge 1,928
185 Cannock Chase 1,931
186 Dartford 1,931
187 Ribble Valley 1,932
188 Kirklees 1,932
189 Bromsgrove 1,933
190 Swale 1,935
191 Blackburn with Darwen 1,936
192 Bridgend 1,937
193 Wyre Forest 1,939
194 Crawley 1,939
195 Great Yarmouth 1,940
196 Southampton 1,941
197 Ashford 1,941
198 North Tyneside 1,941
199 Gravesham 1,942
200 East Hertfordshire 1,942
201 Luton 1,943
202 Welwyn Hatfield 1,944
203 Cheshire East 1,944
204 East Riding of Yorkshire 1,945
205 Amber Valley 1,945
206 East Cambridgeshire 1,947
207 North Lincolnshire 1,947
208 Rotherham 1,949
209 Breckland 1,949
210 North Hertfordshire 1,949

High tax (127)

Rank Council Tax £
211 Horsham 1,950
212 Charnwood 1,951
213 King's Lynn & West Norfolk 1,953
214 Forest of Dean 1,955
215 Canterbury 1,956
216 Harborough 1,957
217 Richmond-upon-Thames 1,959
218 Watford 1,962
219 Harrow 1,962
220 South Somerset 1,962
221 Oadby & Wigston 1,963
222 Cheltenham 1,964
223 Chichester 1,965
224 West Berkshire 1,966
225 North Norfolk 1,968
226 Tunbridge Wells 1,968
227 Broadland 1,969
228 Chorley 1,969
229 South Cambridgeshire 1,971
230 North West Leicestershire 1,971
231 Worthing 1,973
232 Mendip 1,974
233 West Northamptonshire 1,975
234 Torbay 1,975
235 Mid Sussex 1,976
236 Melton 1,977
237 Plymouth 1,980
238 Buckinghamshire 1,982
239 Derbyshire Dales 1,984
240 Bedford 1,985
241 Huntingdonshire 1,986
242 West Lancashire 1,986
243 Dover 1,986
244 Wyre 1,986
245 Knowsley 1,986
246 Darlington 1,987
247 Wokingham 1,989
248 Wirral 1,991
249 South Ribble 1,991
250 Stroud 1,993
251 South Norfolk 1,994
252 Arun 1,995
253 Sheffield 1,996
254 Warwick 1,996
255 Neath Port Talbot 1,996
256 Cheshire West and Chester 1,998
257 Blackpool 1,998
258 Bury 2,001
259 Stratford-on-Avon 2,001
260 Tonbridge & Malling 2,002
261 Craven 2,003
262 Exeter 2,003
263 North East Derbyshire 2,004
264 West Oxfordshire 2,005
265 Fylde 2,005
266 Selby 2,005
267 Wolverhampton 2,006
268 Coventry 2,009
269 Runnymede 2,009
270 Rugby 2,009
271 Thanet 2,010
272 Hyndburn 2,011
273 Lancaster 2,011
274 Ipswich 2,012
275 Leicester 2,012
276 Carlisle 2,013
277 Blaby 2,014
278 Ryedale 2,014
279 South Lakeland 2,015
280 Salford 2,015
281 Richmondshire 2,016
282 Merthyr Tydfil 2,018
283 North East Lincolnshire 2,019
284 Scarborough 2,021
285 South Gloucestershire 2,022
286 Barrow-in-Furness 2,023
287 Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2,024
288 Maidstone 2,024
289 Harrogate 2,025
290 Norwich 2,026
291 Eden 2,028
292 Fenland 2,029
293 Vale of White Horse 2,029
294 Nuneaton & Bedworth 2,030
295 Wiltshire 2,031
296 Mole Valley 2,032
297 Allerdale 2,033
298 South Oxfordshire 2,035
299 Oldham 2,037
300 Sevenoaks 2,037
301 Rochdale 2,037
302 Copeland 2,039
303 Spelthorne 2,040
304 Bolsover 2,040
305 Cherwell 2,041
306 Cornwall 2,042
307 Rossendale 2,043
308 Epsom & Ewell 2,043
309 Guildford 2,050
310 Herefordshire 2,052
311 Northumberland 2,055
312 Brighton & Hove 2,055
313 North Warwickshire 2,056
314 Kingston-upon-Thames 2,057
315 Adur 2,057
316 Sefton 2,057
317 Folkestone & Hythe 2,059
318 Stockport 2,059
319 East Devon 2,062
320 Redcar & Cleveland 2,067
321 Elmbridge 2,067
322 Isle of Wight Council 2,072
323 Burnley 2,074
324 Stockton-on-Tees 2,076
325 Reading 2,077
326 Blaenau Gwent 2,078
327 Torridge 2,079
328 Reigate & Banstead 2,080
329 Surrey Heath 2,084
330 Woking 2,085
331 Tandridge 2,088
332 South Hams 2,091
333 Waverley 2,091
334 Preston 2,091
335 Central Bedfordshire 2,093
336 Hartlepool 2,099
337 Teignbridge 2,099

Very high tax (26)

Rank Council Tax £
338 Gedling 2,101
339 North Devon 2,102
340 Middlesbrough 2,104
341 Mansfield 2,106
342 Ashfield 2,107
343 Broxtowe 2,107
344 Walsall 2,112
345 Eastbourne 2,113
346 Mid Devon 2,121
347 Rother 2,121
348 Rushcliffe 2,124
349 Pendle 2,129
350 Bassetlaw 2,129
351 Liverpool 2,129
352 Oxford 2,131
353 Hastings 2,133
354 Durham 2,138
355 Gateshead 2,145
356 Wealden 2,163
357 Bristol 2,164
358 West Devon 2,167
359 Newark & Sherwood 2,171
360 Lewes 2,189
361 Rutland 2,195
362 Dorset Council 2,223
363 Nottingham 2,226

Source: GOV.uk

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Where does the raw data come from?

Property listings seen on rightmove.co.uk, zoopla.co.uk and onthemarket.com.

How often is the data updated?

The data is updated in near real-time.

What time period does the data cover?

This is a real-time market snapshot - the data covers currently listed properties. Once properties are removed from the portal, they are soon removed from this tab.

How is the raw data processed?

Duplicates from multiple sources are matched and reconciled as far as possible. Listings with obvious errors, where price or number or bedrooms appear out of range, are discarded.

What are the statistics used?

Averages shown are the interquartile mean, a type of average that is insensitive to outliers while being its own distinct parameter. The 80% range means that 80% of the listed properties fall inside this range.

Where does the raw data come from?

Property listings seen on rightmove.co.uk, zoopla.co.uk and onthemarket.com.

How do you know the square footage of properties?

We use proprietary technology to read the square footage of properties from agent floorplans. Although we cannot determine the square footage for all properties, we can usually get sufficient coverage. Agents are sometimes known to inflate square footage, and this should be borne in mind as a weakness of this data.

How often is the data updated?

The data is updated in near real-time.

What time period does the data cover?

This is a real-time market snapshot - the data covers currently listed properties. Once properties are removed from the portal, they are soon removed from this tab.

How is the raw data processed?

Duplicates from multiple sources are matched and reconciled as far as possible. Listings with obvious errors, where price or number or bedrooms appear out of range, are discarded.

What are the statistics used?

The average shown is the interquartile mean, a type of average that is insensitive to outliers while being its own distinct parameter. The 80% range means that 80% of the listed properties fall inside this range.

Where does the raw data come from?

Property "price paid" data provided by the Land Registry.

How often is the data updated?

Once per month when released by the Land Registry, typically towards the end of each calendar month covering up to the end of the previous calendar month.

What time period does the data cover?

You can customise the time period using the filter at the top of the view. The default time period is up to 9 months back from today's date. The latest data covers the period up to 2022-03-31, although some sales that took place before this date may still be added in the coming months.

How is the raw data processed?

No additional processes are applied to this data.

What are the statistics used?

Averages shown are the interquartile mean, a type of average that is insensitive to outliers while being its own distinct parameter. The 80% range means that 80% of the listed properties fall inside this range.

Where does the raw data come from?

Property "price paid" data provided by the Land Registry, and Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) data provided by Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.

How do you know the square footage of properties?

We match the Land Registry data to EPC data provided by the MCHLG. Due to the fact that not all properties sold have had an EPC and vagaries of addressing in the UK, we are not able to determine the square footage of all properties, but we can usually get sufficient coverage.

How often is the data updated?

The private paid data is updated once per month when released by the Land Registry, typically towards the end of each calendar month covering up to the end of the previous calendar month. The energy performance certificate database is updated monthly.

What time period does the data cover?

You can customise the time period using the filter at the top of the view. The default time period is up to 9 months back from today's date. The latest data covers the period up to 2022-03-31, although some sales that took place before this date may still be added in the coming months.

How is the raw data processed?

No additional processes are applied to this data.

What are the statistics used?

The average shown is the interquartile mean, a type of average that is insensitive to outliers while being its own distinct parameter. The 80% range means that 80% of the listed properties fall inside this range.

Where does the raw data come from?

Property listings seen on rightmove.co.uk, zoopla.co.uk and onthemarket.com.

How often is the data updated?

The data is updated in near real-time.

What time period does the data cover?

This is a real-time market snapshot - the data covers currently listed properties. Once properties are removed from the portal, they are soon removed from this tab.

How is the raw data processed?

Duplicates from multiple sources are matched and reconciled as far as possible. Listings with obvious errors, where price or number or bedrooms appear out of range, are discarded.

What are the statistics used?

The average shown is the interquartile mean, a type of average that is insensitive to outliers while being its own distinct parameter. The 80% range means that 80% of the listed properties fall inside this range.

Where does the raw data come from?

Room let listings on SpareRoom, the UK's biggest room letting website.

How often is the data updated?

The data is updated in near real-time.

What time period does the data cover?

This is a real-time market snapshot - the data covers currently listed properties. Once properties are removed from SpareRoom, they are soon removed from this tab.

How is the raw data processed?

Listings with obvious errors, where price or number or bedrooms appear out of range, are discarded.

What are the statistics used?

The average shown is the interquartile mean, a type of average that is insensitive to outliers while being its own distinct parameter. The 80% range means that 80% of the listed properties fall inside this range.

Where does the raw data come from?

Property listings seen on rightmove.co.uk, zoopla.co.uk and onthemarket.com.

How often is the data updated?

The data is updated in near real-time.

What time period does the data cover?

This is a real-time market snapshot - the data covers currently listed properties. Once properties are removed from the portal, they are soon removed from this tab.

How is the raw data processed?

Duplicates from multiple sources are matched and reconciled as far as possible. Listings with obvious errors, where price or number or bedrooms appear out of range, are discarded. Yields are calculated by comparing only properties with the same number of bedrooms, e.g. 3-bedroom properties for rent with 3-bedroom properties for sale.

What is the yield calculation used?

The calculation used is (average_weekly_asking_rent * 52 / average_asking_price), expressed as a percentage. It is a top-line gross yield, meaning no expenses are considered.

What are the statistics used?

The average shown is the interquartile mean, a type of average that is insensitive to outliers while being its own distinct parameter. The 80% range means that 80% of the listed properties fall inside this range.

Where does the raw data come from?

Property listings seen on rightmove.co.uk, zoopla.co.uk and onthemarket.com.

How often is the data updated?

The data is updated in near real-time.

What time period does the data cover?

This is a real-time market snapshot - the data covers currently listed properties. Once properties are removed from Zoopla, Rightmove or Spareroom, they are soon removed from this tab.

How is the raw data processed?

Duplicates from multiple sources are matched and reconciled as far as possible. Yields are calculated by comparing only properties with the same number of bedrooms, e.g. 3-bedroom properties for rent with 3-bedroom properties for sale. For the SpareRoom data, hypothetical properties consisting of two to six average double rooms with shared bathrooms are used to derived average rent. For all sources, listings with obvious errors, where price or number or bedrooms appear out of range, are discarded.

What is the yield calculation used?

The calculation used is (average_weekly_asking_rent * 52 / average_asking_price), expressed as a percentage. It is a top-line gross yield, meaning no expenses are considered.

What are the statistics used?

The average shown is the interquartile mean, a type of average that is insensitive to outliers while being its own distinct parameter. The 80% range means that 80% of the listed properties fall inside this range.

Where does the raw data come from?

Property "price paid" data provided by the Land Registry.

How often is the data updated?

Once per month when released by the Land Registry, typically towards the end of each calendar month covering up to the end of the previous calendar month.

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What time period does the data cover?

The data covers transactions in the last six years

How is the raw data processed?

No additional processes are applied to this data.

What are the statistics used?

The average shown is the interquartile mean, a type of average that is insensitive to outliers while being its own distinct parameter. The 80% range means that 80% of the listed properties fall inside this range.

Where does the raw data come from?

Property listings seen on rightmove.co.uk, zoopla.co.uk and onthemarket.com.

How often is the data updated?

The listings data is updated in near real-time. The Land Registry data is updated once per month when released, typically towards the end of each calendar month covering up to the end of the previous calendar month.

What time period does the data cover?

The price paid data shown goes back to January 2015. The listings data is a real-time market snapshot - the data covers currently listed properties. Once properties are removed from the portal, they are soon removed from this tab.

How is the raw data processed?

Duplicates from multiple sources are matched and reconciled as far as possible. Listings with obvious errors, where price or number or bedrooms appear out of range, are discarded.

What are the calculations used?

Average sales per month are for the last 3 finalised months. Turnover is average sales per month divided by total for sale. Inventory is 100 divided by turnover.

Where does the raw data come from?

Property listings seen on rightmove.co.uk, zoopla.co.uk and onthemarket.com.

How often is the data updated?

The listings data is updated in near real-time. The Land Registry data is updated once per month when released, typically towards the end of each calendar month covering up to the end of the previous calendar month.

What time period does the data cover?

This is a real-time market snapshot - the data covers currently listed properties. Once properties are removed from the portal, they are soon removed from this tab.

How is the raw data processed?

Duplicates from multiple sources are matched and reconciled as far as possible. Listings with obvious errors, where price or number or bedrooms appear out of range, are discarded.

Where does the raw data come from?

We receive data on the extent and corporate ownership of all land titles in England & Wales from the Land Registry.

How often is the data updated?

The data is updated once per month when released, typically in the first few days of each calendar month.

What time period does the data cover?

This is an ownership snapshot - the data represents ownership as recorded by the Land Registry at the last monthly export.

How is the raw data processed?

No additional processes are applied to this data.

Where does the raw data come from?

We source different expert forecasts Savills, Knight Frank, OBR

How often is the data updated?

The data is updated annually when new forecasts are released, typically towards the beginning of the year.

How is the raw data processed?

We calculate a consensus forecast using a simple mean average.