The coronavirus pandemic caused an unprecedented economic shock in the UK, closing businesses and putting people out of work left, right and centre.
But despite that, average house prices held up across England – even if there was a drop in sales.
It was the same picture in Chichester, where prices rose by 9.3 per cent in the year to September 2020, even as sales dropped by 17,6 per cent. Across the South East, prices rose by 3.4 per cent.
The ONS also publishes house price figures by Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) – small geographic areas containing an average of 7,200 people.
These show eight of the MSOAs which make up Chichester district saw a rise in house prices over the same period. House prices quoted show the mean average of all sales in the area.
Here we reveal which neighbourhoods saw the strongest growth in the year to September 2020.