Council Tax Index 2022/23

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 (3)

Rank Council Tax £
1 Westminster 866
2 Wandsworth 873
3 City of London 1,075

Low tax (28)

Rank Council Tax £
4 Shetland Islands 1,206
5 Hammersmith & Fulham 1,228
6 Na h-Eileanan Siar 1,229
7 South Lanarkshire 1,233
8 Angus 1,242
9 Orkney Islands 1,245
10 North Lanarkshire 1,258
11 Dumfries & Galloway 1,259
12 Falkirk 1,275
13 Scottish Borders 1,292
14 West Lothian 1,315
15 Fife 1,319
16 West Dunbartonshire 1,332
17 East Renfrewshire 1,335
18 Aberdeenshire 1,340
19 East Lothian 1,342
20 Clackmannanshire 1,344
21 East Dunbartonshire 1,348
22 Perth & Kinross 1,351
23 Renfrewshire 1,355
24 Inverclyde 1,358
25 Moray 1,363
26 Highland 1,372
27 City of Edinburgh 1,379
28 Kensington & Chelsea 1,382
29 North Ayrshire 1,383
30 South Ayrshire 1,384
31 Stirling 1,385

Average tax (157)

Rank Council Tax £
32 Argyll & Bute 1,409
33 East Ayrshire 1,417
34 Aberdeen City 1,419
35 Dundee City 1,419
36 Glasgow City 1,428
37 Midlothian 1,443
38 Tower Hamlets 1,520
39 Windsor & Maidenhead 1,523
40 Newham 1,532
41 Caerphilly 1,573
42 Pembrokeshire 1,579
43 Newport 1,583
44 Southwark 1,595
45 Cardiff 1,640
46 Hillingdon 1,659
47 Lambeth 1,660
48 Hackney 1,671
49 Isles of Scilly 1,683
50 Islington 1,710
51 Greenwich 1,710
52 Ealing 1,735
53 Thurrock 1,735
54 Bromley 1,737
55 Wigan 1,741
56 Wrexham 1,741
57 Barnet 1,746
58 Dudley 1,749
59 Vale of Glamorgan 1,751
60 Hounslow 1,774
61 Ceredigion 1,777
62 Carmarthenshire 1,780
63 Merton 1,781
64 Swansea 1,782
65 Barking & Dagenham 1,785
66 Trafford 1,786
67 Camden 1,792
68 Solihull 1,792
69 Stoke-on-Trent 1,797
70 Torfaen 1,803
71 Conwy 1,803
72 Powys 1,814
73 Brent 1,815
74 Flintshire 1,815
75 Birmingham 1,816
76 Lewisham 1,817
77 Sandwell 1,831
78 Sunderland 1,832
79 Doncaster 1,842
80 Enfield 1,842
81 Monmouthshire 1,847
82 Denbighshire 1,853
83 Slough 1,855
84 Southend-on-Sea 1,856
85 Peterborough 1,856
86 Bradford 1,857
87 Bracknell Forest 1,861
88 Basingstoke & Deane 1,863
89 Redbridge 1,864
90 York 1,865
91 Leeds 1,869
92 Manchester 1,873
93 Fareham 1,878
94 Haringey 1,880
95 Portsmouth 1,882
96 Wakefield 1,883
97 Kingston-upon-Hull 1,885
98 Rhondda Cynon Taf 1,886
99 Telford & Wrekin 1,887
100 Gwynedd 1,893
101 Test Valley 1,899
102 Broxbourne 1,901
103 Medway 1,909
104 Wychavon 1,909
105 Derby 1,910
106 Eastleigh 1,911
107 Brentwood 1,912
108 Rushmoor 1,922
109 Tamworth 1,922
110 Havant 1,922
111 Stafford 1,922
112 South Kesteven 1,922
113 Epping Forest 1,923
114 Bexley 1,923
115 South Staffordshire 1,923
116 Tendring 1,923
117 East Hampshire 1,932
118 Braintree 1,933
119 Sutton 1,933
120 Colchester 1,934
121 Tewkesbury 1,934
122 East Lindsey 1,935
123 Halton 1,937
124 East Suffolk 1,939
125 Waltham Forest 1,940
126 Mid Suffolk 1,941
127 Worcester 1,941
128 South Holland 1,941
129 Milton Keynes 1,943
130 Gosport 1,944
131 Chelmsford 1,946
132 Winchester 1,949
133 Barnsley 1,949
134 Staffordshire Moorlands 1,950
135 Bath & North East Somerset 1,950
136 Bridgend 1,951
137 Chesterfield 1,954
138 Babergh 1,954
139 Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole 1,955
140 Gloucester 1,955
141 West Suffolk 1,956
142 Southampton 1,956
143 South Derbyshire 1,957
144 Newcastle-under-Lyme 1,958
145 North Somerset 1,959
146 Somerset West & Taunton 1,959
147 Bolton 1,960
148 East Staffordshire 1,962
149 Cheltenham 1,964
150 Uttlesford 1,966
151 Croydon 1,966
152 Cotswold 1,967
153 Warrington 1,969
154 Maldon 1,970
155 Havering 1,971
156 St Helens 1,972
157 Erewash 1,972
158 Lichfield 1,972
159 Boston 1,973
160 Hertsmere 1,975
161 Castle Point 1,977
162 Stevenage 1,978
163 Hart 1,978
164 Calderdale 1,981
165 Swindon 1,982
166 Harlow 1,984
167 Tameside 1,984
168 Malvern Hills 1,984
169 Dartford 1,985
170 South Tyneside 1,985
171 North Northamptonshire 1,985
172 High Peak 1,986
173 Basildon 1,986
174 Dacorum 1,986
175 New Forest 1,988
176 Cannock Chase 1,988
177 Sedgemoor 1,988
178 Hinckley & Bosworth 1,989
179 North Kesteven 1,990
180 Hambleton 1,990
181 Redditch 1,991
182 St Albans 1,994
183 Rochford 1,994
184 Swale 1,995
185 Kirklees 1,997
186 Three Rivers 1,998
187 Crawley 1,999
188 Lincoln 1,999

High tax (137)

Rank Council Tax £
189 Ashford 2,000
190 Shropshire 2,000
191 Bromsgrove 2,002
192 Great Yarmouth 2,002
193 North Lincolnshire 2,003
194 Gravesham 2,003
195 Amber Valley 2,003
196 Luton 2,004
197 North Tyneside 2,004
198 Cheshire East 2,004
199 Plymouth 2,008
200 Horsham 2,010
201 Ribble Valley 2,010
202 West Lindsey 2,011
203 Breckland 2,011
204 Neath Port Talbot 2,012
205 Wyre Forest 2,012
206 King's Lynn & West Norfolk 2,015
207 Cambridge 2,015
208 Canterbury 2,015
209 Blackburn with Darwen 2,016
210 Charnwood 2,016
211 Forest of Dean 2,016
212 East Hertfordshire 2,017
213 Harborough 2,020
214 Welwyn Hatfield 2,020
215 East Riding of Yorkshire 2,021
216 Richmond-upon-Thames 2,022
217 North Hertfordshire 2,023
218 Oadby & Wigston 2,025
219 Broadland 2,027
220 South Somerset 2,027
221 Chichester 2,028
222 North Norfolk 2,030
223 Tunbridge Wells 2,030
224 North West Leicestershire 2,031
225 East Cambridgeshire 2,032
226 Worthing 2,033
227 Watford 2,035
228 Rotherham 2,035
229 Torbay 2,037
230 Mid Sussex 2,038
231 Melton 2,040
232 West Northamptonshire 2,041
233 Derbyshire Dales 2,042
234 Harrow 2,042
235 Mendip 2,045
236 West Berkshire 2,046
237 Knowsley 2,047
238 Chorley 2,048
239 Darlington 2,048
240 Merthyr Tydfil 2,050
241 Dover 2,050
242 Wirral 2,053
243 Wokingham 2,053
244 Carlisle 2,053
245 Stroud 2,054
246 South Norfolk 2,057
247 Arun 2,057
248 Sheffield 2,058
249 Cheshire West and Chester 2,061
250 South Lakeland 2,061
251 South Cambridgeshire 2,062
252 North East Derbyshire 2,063
253 Bedford 2,063
254 South Ribble 2,064
255 West Lancashire 2,064
256 Tonbridge & Malling 2,064
257 Blackpool 2,064
258 Exeter 2,065
259 Wyre 2,065
260 Warwick 2,066
261 Selby 2,067
262 Barrow-in-Furness 2,068
263 Buckinghamshire 2,068
264 Eden 2,069
265 Thanet 2,070
266 Ipswich 2,071
267 Bury 2,073
268 Stratford-on-Avon 2,074
269 Wolverhampton 2,074
270 Huntingdonshire 2,075
271 Craven 2,075
272 Coventry 2,076
273 Leicester 2,078
274 Allerdale 2,079
275 Blaby 2,079
276 North East Lincolnshire 2,080
277 Rugby 2,082
278 Ryedale 2,083
279 Fylde 2,084
280 Richmondshire 2,085
281 Norwich 2,085
282 Maidstone 2,085
283 South Gloucestershire 2,086
284 Copeland 2,086
285 Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2,088
286 Hyndburn 2,089
287 Lancaster 2,093
288 Scarborough 2,097
289 Sevenoaks 2,098
290 Blaenau Gwent 2,099
291 Harrogate 2,099
292 Wiltshire 2,100
293 Runnymede 2,102
294 Nuneaton & Bedworth 2,102
295 West Oxfordshire 2,103
296 Salford 2,105
297 Cornwall 2,109
298 Rochdale 2,110
299 Bolsover 2,111
300 Fenland 2,111
301 Redcar & Cleveland 2,112
302 Herefordshire 2,114
303 Brighton & Hove 2,119
304 Adur 2,119
305 Folkestone & Hythe 2,119
306 Rossendale 2,122
307 Sefton 2,122
308 Kingston-upon-Thames 2,123
309 Mole Valley 2,124
310 Vale of White Horse 2,124
311 North Warwickshire 2,128
312 Oldham 2,128
313 East Devon 2,130
314 Spelthorne 2,132
315 South Oxfordshire 2,133
316 Epsom & Ewell 2,135
317 Cherwell 2,138
318 Stockton-on-Tees 2,138
319 Isle of Wight Council 2,140
320 Central Bedfordshire 2,142
321 Northumberland 2,142
322 Stockport 2,142
323 Guildford 2,144
324 Torridge 2,145
325 Reading 2,145

Very high tax (37)

Rank Council Tax £
326 Burnley 2,154
327 South Hams 2,155
328 Elmbridge 2,159
329 Teignbridge 2,167
330 Middlesbrough 2,168
331 North Devon 2,170
332 Preston 2,171
333 Reigate & Banstead 2,173
334 Surrey Heath 2,177
335 Woking 2,177
336 Mansfield 2,181
337 Tandridge 2,181
338 Gedling 2,182
339 Walsall 2,183
340 Mid Devon 2,186
341 Ashfield 2,188
342 Broxtowe 2,188
343 Waverley 2,188
344 Liverpool 2,195
345 Hartlepool 2,197
346 Eastbourne 2,199
347 Durham 2,203
348 Rushcliffe 2,206
349 Bassetlaw 2,210
350 Rother 2,211
351 Pendle 2,211
352 Gateshead 2,214
353 Hastings 2,219
354 Oxford 2,225
355 Bristol 2,230
356 West Devon 2,231
357 Newark & Sherwood 2,252
358 Wealden 2,252
359 Lewes 2,281
360 Dorset Council 2,290
361 Nottingham 2,294
362 Rutland 2,300

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 2022-06-30, 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 2022-06-30, 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.