HOUSE prices in Barnsley have increased by 14 per cent in the last year, new figures have revealed.

The average house price in September was just over £168,000 - a 1.9 per cent increase on August.

But it’s a 14 per cent growth compared to the same Land Registry figures last year.

Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Barnsley rose by £21,000 - putting the area eighth among Yorkshire and the Humber’s 21 local authorities with price data for annual growth.

First-time buyers in Barnsley spent an average of £149,000 on their property - £18,000 more than a year ago, and £45,000 more than in September 2017.

By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £188,000 on average in September - 26.1 per cent more than first-time buyers.

Owners of semi-detached houses saw the biggest rise in property prices in September - they increased 2.1 per cent, to £163,993 on average.