House prices increased more than average for the north west in Carlisle in August, new figures show.

​The ​boost ​contributes to the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area ​achieve 3.8 per cent annual growth​.

The average Carlisle house price in August was £138,896, Land Registry figures show​ – a 1.7 per cent increase on July.

Over the month, the picture was ​better than that across the north west, where prices ​increased 1.4 per cent​, and Carlisle outperformed the 0.7 per cent rise for the UK as a whole.

Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Carlisle ​​rose by £5,100 – putting the ​area 21st among the north west’s 39 local authorities for annual growth.

​The best annual growth in the region was in Tameside, where properties increased on average by 7.5 per cent, to £164,000. ​At the other end of the scale, properties in Hyndburn dropped 2.8 per cent in value, giving an average price of £96,000.

Winners and Losers

Owners of detached houses saw the biggest improvement in property prices in Carlisle in August – they increased 1.8 per cent, to £230,617 on average. Over the last year, prices rose by 4 per cent.

Among other types of property: Terraced: up 1.6 per cent monthly; up 3.4 per cent annually; £109,148 average

Flats: up 1.1 per cent monthly; up 0.9 per cent annually; £79,562 average

Factfile

Average property price in August

Carlisle: £138,896

The north west: £173,617

UK: £239,196

Annual growth to August

Carlisle: +3.8%

The north west: +3.5%

UK: +2.5%

Best and worst annual growth in the north west

Tameside: +7.5%

Hyndburn: -2.8%