Last year most property sales in Dorset involved detached properties which sold for on average £451,949. Flats sold for an average price of £211,527, while terraced properties fetched £256,779.
Dorset, with an overall average price of £321,083, was similar in terms of sold prices to nearby Bristol (County) (£309,440), but was more expensive than Somerset (£290,412) and Wiltshire (£285,327). The priciest area within Dorset was Studland (£1,220,833) and the least expensive was Portland (£192,897).
During the last year, sold prices in Dorset were 3% up on the previous year and 12% up on 2015 when the average house price was £286,491.