Print XCVIII

The distribution of housing price inflation in Britain, 1988/1989.

Grey shades of a fixed equalized scale of housing price inflation from building society records in 10,444 wards on the equal population cartogram (Appendix D) software by author on an Archimedes computer.

The dark cluster shown last year has exploded to cover the entire southern portion of the country. The bubble has burst. The north is now brighter than it has ever been, and a reverse north/south divide has appeared. It must be remembered that the actual prices may have doubled and trebled, but the actual geography of housing price differentials from place to place has altered little over the six years covered, as can be seen in the following plate (XCIX).

Sixth print from a series of six.