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Dorset home features

The following charts compare home (both flats and houses) features in Dorset county to the home features in whole England and Wales. Outer ring charts show share in Dorset, inner charts show share for England and Wales. Data is taken from energy certificates for domestic buildings. The certificates were issued between 2008-2016. Data is available for more than 50% of all domestic properties. In case of multiple certificate for one property, only the latest available certificate data was used in the charts.

Dorset homes 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 homes by number of rooms
No. of roomsDorsetEngland & Wales
12.1%1.7%
212.5%12.6%
325.6%21.1%
421.7%22.4%
518.4%22.9%
6+19.8%19.2%

Dorset homes by floor area size

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

Dorset homes by floor area size
Floor area sizeDorsetEngland & Wales
29m² or less1.8%1.4%
30-49m²13.1%12.5%
50-69m²22.2%23.7%
70-89m²24.3%28.4%
90-109m²15.0%14.7%
110-149m²13.9%11.8%
150m²+9.7%7.5%

Dorset homes by rental type

Dorset homes by rental type
Rental typeDorsetEngland & Wales
social rental8.3%14.2%
private rental17.6%16.6%
non-rental74.1%69.2%

Dorset homes 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 homes by number of fireplaces
Number of fireplacesDorsetEngland & Wales
087.7%88.8%
110.3%9.1%
21.6%1.7%
3+0.4%0.4%

Dorset homes 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 homes by main heating fuel
Main heating fuel typeDorsetEngland & Wales
bio0.0%0.1%
coal0.5%0.5%
dual0.2%0.2%
elect15.9%11.8%
gas77.6%82.6%
LPG0.6%0.7%
no heat0.3%0.3%
oil4.7%3.6%
waste0.0%0.0%
wood0.2%0.1%

Dorset homes by windows glazing

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

Dorset homes by windows glazing
Windows glazingDorsetEngland & Wales
sigle4.8%6.6%
double/secondary89.6%86.7%
triple/multiple0.3%0.2%
high perfomance5.3%6.4%

Dorset homes 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 homes by gas meter availability
Mains gasDorsetEngland & Wales
gas meter/-burning appliance72.6%76.2%
no gas meter27.4%23.8%

Dorset homes by number of heated rooms

Dorset homes by number of heated rooms
No. of roomsDorsetEngland & Wales
13.0%2.7%
213.1%13.3%
325.8%21.4%
421.4%22.3%
517.7%22.1%
6+19.0%18.3%

Dorset homes by solar heating availability

Indicates whether the heating in the property is solar powered.

Dorset homes by solar heating availability
Solar heatingDorsetEngland & Wales
solar0.5%0.3%
no solar99.5%99.7%

Associated reports:

Dorset house features

Dorset flat features

Dorset crime statistics

Dorset population statistics

Dorset home energy certificates

Dorset real estate market

Dorset salary and unemployment

Dorset energy costs

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