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Dorset house features

The following charts compare house features in Dorset county to the house 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 houses 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 houses by number of rooms
No. of roomsDorsetEngland & Wales
10.3%0.2%
22.9%3.0%
314.9%12.8%
426.4%27.0%
526.2%30.8%
6+29.3%26.2%

Dorset houses by floor area size

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

Dorset houses by floor area size
Floor area sizeDorsetEngland & Wales
29m² or less0.4%0.2%
30-49m²3.6%3.8%
50-69m²14.6%17.1%
70-89m²27.8%33.7%
90-109m²19.9%19.1%
110-149m²19.4%15.8%
150m²+14.4%10.3%

Dorset houses by rental type

Dorset houses by rental type
Rental typeDorsetEngland & Wales
social rental4.9%9.9%
private rental12.6%12.0%
non-rental82.5%78.1%

Dorset houses 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 houses by number of fireplaces
Number of fireplacesDorsetEngland & Wales
082.6%85.7%
114.5%11.5%
22.3%2.3%
3+0.5%0.5%

Dorset houses 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 houses by main heating fuel
Main heating fuel typeDorsetEngland & Wales
bio0.1%0.0%
coal0.6%0.6%
dual0.3%0.3%
elect7.3%4.9%
gas83.3%87.8%
LPG0.9%0.9%
no heat0.2%0.3%
oil7.1%5.0%
waste0.0%0.0%
wood0.3%0.2%

Dorset houses by windows glazing

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

Dorset houses by windows glazing
Windows glazingDorsetEngland & Wales
sigle4.1%4.4%
double/secondary91.2%89.8%
triple/multiple0.3%0.2%
high perfomance4.4%5.6%

Dorset houses 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 houses by gas meter availability
Mains gasDorsetEngland & Wales
gas meter/-burning appliance79.3%82.2%
no gas meter20.7%17.8%

Dorset houses by number of heated rooms

Dorset houses by number of heated rooms
No. of roomsDorsetEngland & Wales
11.1%1.0%
23.7%3.9%
315.5%13.4%
426.3%27.0%
525.3%29.7%
6+28.1%25.1%

Dorset houses by solar heating availability

Indicates whether the heating in the property is solar powered.

Dorset houses by solar heating availability
Solar heatingDorsetEngland & Wales
solar0.7%0.3%
no solar99.3%99.7%

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