Essex flat features

The following charts compare flat features (e.g. no. of rooms, floor area size, number of fireplaces, ...) in Essex 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.

Essex 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.

Essex flats by number of rooms
No. of roomsEssexEngland & Wales
15.3%6.2%
239.7%37.4%
345.0%42.2%
48.0%10.6%
51.7%2.7%
6+0.3%1.0%

Essex flats by floor area size

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

Essex flats by floor area size
Floor area sizeEssexEngland & Wales
under 30m²3.4%4.5%
30-49m²37.3%32.8%
50-69m²41.9%39.5%
70-89m²13.8%16.1%
90-109m²2.3%4.1%
110-149m²0.9%2.2%
150m²+0.3%0.7%

Essex flats by rental type

Essex flats by rental type
Rental typeEssexEngland & Wales
social rental22.4%23.1%
private rental26.5%29.1%
non-rental51.1%47.8%

Essex 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.

Essex flats by number of fireplaces
Number of fireplacesEssexEngland & Wales
097.6%97.1%
12.0%2.5%
20.3%0.3%
3+0.1%0.1%

Essex 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.

Essex flats by main heating fuel
Main heating fuel typeEssexEngland & Wales
bio0.0%0.1%
coal0.0%0.0%
dual0.0%0.0%
elect35.9%29.7%
gas63.3%69.2%
LPG0.1%0.2%
no heat0.5%0.5%
oil0.2%0.2%
waste0.0%0.1%
wood0.0%0.0%

Essex flats by windows glazing

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

Essex flats by windows glazing
Windows glazingEssexEngland & Wales
sigle7.6%10.5%
double/secondary79.3%77.1%
triple/multiple0.2%0.3%
high perfomance12.9%12.1%

Essex 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.

Essex flats by gas meter availability
Mains gasEssexEngland & Wales
gas meter/-burning appliance52.1%58.2%
no gas meter47.9%41.8%

Essex flats by number of heated rooms

Essex flats by number of heated rooms
No. of roomsEssexEngland & Wales
16.9%7.2%
239.8%37.4%
343.9%41.6%
47.6%10.3%
51.5%2.6%
6+0.3%0.9%

Essex flats by solar heating availability

Indicates whether the heating in the property is solar powered.

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

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