Last year most property sales in Dorset involved detached properties which sold for on average £448,251. Flats sold for an average price of £210,145, while terraced properties fetched £256,189.
Dorset, with an overall average price of £318,415, was similar in terms of sold prices to nearby Bristol (County) (£307,528), but was more expensive than Somerset (£288,701) and Wiltshire (£284,934). The priciest area within Dorset was Studland (£1,220,833) and the least expensive was Portland (£189,885).
During the last year, sold prices in Dorset were similar to the previous year and 11% up on 2015 when the average house price was £286,460.