South West home features

The following charts compare home features (e.g. no. of rooms, floor area size, number of fireplaces, ...) in South West region 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 South West house features and South West flat features.

South West 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.

South West homes by number of rooms
No. of roomsSouth WestEngland & Wales
11.5%1.9%
212.1%13.0%
321.1%21.2%
421.2%22.2%
522.0%22.7%
6+22.1%19.0%

South West homes by floor area size

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

South West homes by floor area size
Floor area sizeSouth WestEngland & Wales
under 30m²1.4%1.5%
30-49m²12.0%12.6%
50-69m²22.1%23.8%
70-89m²26.0%28.4%
90-109m²14.8%14.4%
110-149m²14.0%11.8%
150m²+9.6%7.5%

South West homes by rental type

South West homes by rental type
Rental typeSouth WestEngland & Wales
social rental9.1%14.0%
private rental17.5%17.6%
non-rental73.4%68.5%

South West 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.

South West homes by number of fireplaces
Number of fireplacesSouth WestEngland & Wales
088.1%90.3%
19.9%7.9%
21.6%1.4%
3+0.4%0.3%

South West 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.

South West homes by main heating fuel
Main heating fuel typeSouth WestEngland & Wales
bio0.1%0.1%
coal0.2%0.2%
dual0.4%0.2%
elect17.1%12.2%
gas72.7%82.6%
LPG1.4%0.7%
no heat0.4%0.3%
oil7.4%3.5%
waste0.0%0.0%
wood0.3%0.1%

South West homes by windows glazing

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

South West homes by windows glazing
Windows glazingSouth WestEngland & Wales
sigle5.6%5.8%
double/secondary83.3%84.5%
triple/multiple0.3%0.3%
high perfomance10.8%9.5%

South West 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.

South West homes by gas meter availability
Mains gasSouth WestEngland & Wales
gas meter/-burning appliance62.5%73.3%
no gas meter37.5%26.7%

South West homes by number of heated rooms

South West homes by number of heated rooms
No. of roomsSouth WestEngland & Wales
13.0%2.8%
213.0%13.5%
321.2%21.4%
420.8%22.1%
520.9%22.0%
6+21.0%18.3%

South West homes by solar heating availability

Indicates whether the heating in the property is solar powered.

South West homes by solar heating availability
Solar heatingSouth WestEngland & Wales
solar0.4%0.3%
no solar99.6%99.7%

Associated reports:

South West house features

South West flat features

South West home energy certificates

South West crime statistics

South West population statistics

South West property prices

South West energy costs

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