Essex home features

The following charts compare home features (e.g. no. of rooms, floor area size, number of fireplaces, ...) in Essex county to the home 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.These charts include both Essex house features and Essex flat features.

Essex 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.

Essex homes by number of rooms
No. of roomsEssexEngland & Wales
11.6%1.9%
213.0%13.0%
322.9%21.2%
422.1%22.2%
520.6%22.7%
6+19.8%19.0%

Essex homes by floor area size

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

Essex homes by floor area size
Floor area sizeEssexEngland & Wales
under 30m²1.1%1.5%
30-49m²13.7%12.6%
50-69m²23.2%23.8%
70-89m²27.2%28.4%
90-109m²14.5%14.4%
110-149m²12.4%11.8%
150m²+8.0%7.5%

Essex homes by rental type

Essex homes by rental type
Rental typeEssexEngland & Wales
social rental12.1%14.0%
private rental15.6%17.6%
non-rental72.4%68.5%

Essex 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.

Essex homes by number of fireplaces
Number of fireplacesEssexEngland & Wales
088.3%90.3%
110.0%7.9%
21.5%1.4%
3+0.3%0.3%

Essex 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.

Essex homes by main heating fuel
Main heating fuel typeEssexEngland & Wales
bio0.0%0.1%
coal0.1%0.2%
dual0.1%0.2%
elect13.6%12.2%
gas81.4%82.6%
LPG0.4%0.7%
no heat0.3%0.3%
oil4.1%3.5%
waste0.0%0.0%
wood0.1%0.1%

Essex homes by windows glazing

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

Essex homes by windows glazing
Windows glazingEssexEngland & Wales
sigle4.9%5.8%
double/secondary84.7%84.5%
triple/multiple0.3%0.3%
high perfomance10.2%9.5%

Essex 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.

Essex homes by gas meter availability
Mains gasEssexEngland & Wales
gas meter/-burning appliance71.9%73.3%
no gas meter28.1%26.7%

Essex homes by number of heated rooms

Essex homes by number of heated rooms
No. of roomsEssexEngland & Wales
12.6%2.8%
213.5%13.5%
323.0%21.4%
422.0%22.1%
519.8%22.0%
6+19.1%18.3%

Essex homes by solar heating availability

Indicates whether the heating in the property is solar powered.

Essex homes by solar heating availability
Solar heatingEssexEngland & Wales
solar0.2%0.3%
no solar99.8%99.7%

Associated reports:

Essex house features

Essex flat features

Essex home energy certificates

Essex salary and unemployment

Essex crime statistics

Essex population statistics

Essex property prices

Essex energy costs

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