This is day 11 of One CSV, 30 stories a series of articles exploring price paid data from the Land Registry found on GOV.UK. The code for this and the other articles is available as open source from GitHub
Yesterday I confessed to being blocked exploring the distribution of prices, so today I’m going to return to looking at the distribution of transactions over time. Whilst the histograms on day 9 were interesting, they didn’t reveal much about busiest days of the week, or months of the year. A good way to see such patterns is with a calendar.
The calendar has Sunday as the first and Saturday as the last day of the week, highlighting Fridays as the busiest day of the week, and the last Friday being the busiest day in a month. And I quite like how you can see which Fridays are Good Fridays. The year is busiest from Summer to Christmas, and once again we can see the fall in volumes following the crash of 2008.