Dorset flat features

The following charts compare flat features (e.g. no. of rooms, floor area size, number of fireplaces, ...) in Dorset county to the flat features in whole England and Wales. Data is taken from energy certificates for domestic buildings. The certificates were issued between 2008-2019. Data is available for more than 15 million properties.

Dorset flats by number of rooms

Room count is number of habitable rooms. Habitable rooms include any living room, sitting room, dining room, bedroom, study and similar; and also a non-separated conservatory and a kitchen/diner having a discrete seating area. Excluded from the room count are any room used solely as a kitchen, utility room, bathroom, cloakroom, en-suite accommodation and similar, any hallway, stairs or landing, and any room not having a window.

Dorset flats by number of rooms
No. of roomsDorsetEngland & Wales
16.0%6.2%
231.5%37.4%
346.3%42.2%
412.2%10.6%
53.0%2.7%
6+1.0%1.0%

Dorset flats by floor area size

The gross floor area - the total of all enclosed spaces measured to the internal face of the external walls

Dorset flats by floor area size
Floor area sizeDorsetEngland & Wales
under 30m²4.7%4.5%
30-49m²30.5%32.8%
50-69m²35.8%39.5%
70-89m²17.7%16.1%
90-109m²6.2%4.1%
110-149m²3.8%2.2%
150m²+1.2%0.7%

Dorset flats by rental type

Dorset flats by rental type
Rental typeDorsetEngland & Wales
social rental13.6%23.1%
private rental29.4%29.1%
non-rental57.0%47.8%

Dorset flats by number of fireplaces

The number of open fireplaces in the property. Air can pass between the inside of the property and the outside.

Dorset flats by number of fireplaces
Number of fireplacesDorsetEngland & Wales
097.5%97.1%
12.2%2.5%
20.2%0.3%
3+0.1%0.1%

Dorset flats by main heating fuel

The type of fuel used to power the central heating. Bio is one of biomass, B30D, B30K, bioethanol, biogas, rapeseed. Coal also includes anthracite. Dual is dual fuel with mineral or wood. Wood can be pellets, chips or logs.

Dorset flats by main heating fuel
Main heating fuel typeDorsetEngland & Wales
bio0.0%0.1%
coal0.0%0.0%
dual0.0%0.0%
elect31.6%29.7%
gas67.4%69.2%
LPG0.2%0.2%
no heat0.5%0.5%
oil0.2%0.2%
waste0.0%0.1%
wood0.0%0.0%

Dorset flats by windows glazing

The type of glazing. From British Fenestration Rating Council or manufacturer declaration.

Dorset flats by windows glazing
Windows glazingDorsetEngland & Wales
sigle5.1%10.5%
double/secondary85.3%77.1%
triple/multiple0.4%0.3%
high perfomance9.3%12.1%

Dorset flats by gas meter availability

A gas meter or a gas-burning appliance is available in the dwelling. A closed-off gas pipe does not count.

Dorset flats by gas meter availability
Mains gasDorsetEngland & Wales
gas meter/-burning appliance58.2%58.2%
no gas meter41.8%41.8%

Dorset flats by number of heated rooms

Dorset flats by number of heated rooms
No. of roomsDorsetEngland & Wales
17.0%7.2%
231.6%37.4%
345.9%41.6%
411.7%10.3%
52.8%2.6%
6+0.9%0.9%

Dorset flats by solar heating availability

Indicates whether the heating in the property is solar powered.

Dorset flats by solar heating availability
Solar heatingDorsetEngland & Wales
solar0.1%0.1%
no solar99.9%99.9%

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