The following table gives the numbers and proportion of property transactions above the stamp duty threshold in England and Wales in each year since 2000. Figures for 2005 will be published in June 2006.
|Number of property transactions above lowest stamp duty threshold (Thousands)||As proportion of total transactions (Percentage)|
The numbers paying stamp duty will be lower due to the use of various reliefs for example disadvantaged area relief and group relief, registered social landlord relief. It is not possible to separately identify properties purchased by owner occupiers.