House prices increased by 2.8% – more than the average for London – in Kingston in July, new figures show.

The boost contributes to the longer-term trend, which has seen property prices in the area achieve 11.1% annual growth.

The average Kingston house price in July was £561,194, Land Registry figures show –a 2.8% increase on June.

Over the month, the picture was better than that across London, where prices increased 1.1%, and Kingston outperformed the 2% rise for the UK as a whole.

Across the UK, the the average UK house price leapt by 15.5% in the year to July, marking the biggest increase in 19 years.

But the increase in annual inflation was mainly because of “a base effect” from the falls in prices seen this time last year, as a result of changes in the stamp duty holiday, the ONS said.

Over the last year, the average sale price of property in Kingston rose by £56,000 – putting the area seventh among London’s 33 local authorities with price data for annual growth.

The best annual growth in the region was in Harrow, where property prices increased on average by 14%, to £547,000. At the other end of the scale, properties in City of London lost 11.5% of their value, giving an average price of £808,000.

Winners and Losers Owners of terraced houses saw the biggest improvement in property prices in Kingston in July – they increased 3%, to £564,232 on average. Over the last year, prices rose by 12.7%.

Among other types of property: Detached: up 2.7% monthly; up 13.6% annually; £1,186,906 average Semi-detached: up 2.9% monthly; up 13.4% annually; £770,726 average Flats: up 2.7% monthly; up 7.9% annually; £377,415 average First steps on the property ladder First-time buyers in Kingston spent an average of £460,000 on their property – £43,000 more than a year ago, and £42,000 more than in July 2017.

By comparison, former owner-occupiers paid £627,000 on average in July – 36.2% more than first-time buyers.

How do property prices in Kingston compare?

Buyers paid 3.3% more than the average price in London (£544,000) in July for a property in Kingston. Across London, property prices are higher than those across the UK, where the average cost £292,000.

The most expensive properties in London were in Kensington and Chelsea – £1.4 million on average, and 2.4 times as much as more than in Kingston. Kensington and Chelsea properties cost 3.9 times as much as homes in Barking and Dagenham (£346,000 average), at the other end of the scale.

The highest property prices across the UK were in Kensington and Chelsea.

Factfile Average property price in July

Kingston: £561,194

London: £543,517

UK: £292,118

Annual growth to July

Kingston: +11.1%

London: +9.2%

UK: +15.5%

Best and worst annual growth in London

Harrow: +14%

City of London: -11.5%