House prices increased slightly in Denbighshire in November, new figures show.

The boost contributes to the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area achieve 5.3% annual growth .

The average Denbighshire house price in November was £159,205, Land Registry figures show – a 0.2% increase on October.

Over the month, the picture was less good than that across Wales, where prices increased 3.5% , and Denbighshire underperformed compared to the 0.4% rise for the UK as a whole.

Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Denbighshire rose by £8,000 – putting the area ninth among Wales’s 22 local authorities for annual growth.

The best annual growth in the region was in Pembrokeshire, where properties increased on average by 10.4%, to £185,000. At the other end of the scale, properties in Torfaen gained 0.2% in value, giving an average price of £148,000.

Winners and Losers

Owners of semi-detached houses saw the biggest improvement in property prices in Denbighshire in November – they increased 0.4%, to £142,876 on average. Over the last year, prices rose by 5.8%.

Among other types of property:

Detached: up 0.1% monthly; up 5.1% annually; £200,499 average

Terraced: down 0.1% monthly; up 5.4% annually; £112,724 average

First steps on the property ladder

First-time buyers in Denbighshire spent an average of £ 141,900 on their property – £7,000 more than a year ago, and £21,600 more than in November 2014.

By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £ 175,800 on average in November – 23.9% more than first-time buyers.

How do property prices in Denbighshire compare?

Buyers paid 7.7% less than the average price in Wales (£173,000) in November for a property in Denbighshire. Across Wales, property prices are low compared to those across the UK, where the average cost £235,000.

The most expensive properties in Wales were in Monmouthshire – £270,000 on average, and 1.7 times as much as in Denbighshire. Monmouthshire properties cost 2.9 times as much as homes in Blaenau Gwent (£94,000 average), at the other end of the scale.

The highest property prices across the UK were in Kensington and Chelsea, where the average November sale price of £1.2 million could buy 14 properties in Burnley (average £84,000).

Average property price in November

Denbighshire: £159,205

Wales: £172,574

UK: £235,298

Annual growth to November

Denbighshire: +5.3%

Wales: +7.8%

UK: +2.2%

Best and worst annual growth in Wales

Pembrokeshire: +10.4%

Torfaen: +0.2%