Wales house features

The following charts compare house features (e.g. no. of rooms, floor area size, number of fireplaces, ...) in Wales region to the house 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.

Wales 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.

Wales houses by number of rooms
No. of roomsWalesEngland & Wales
10.1%0.1%
22.2%2.9%
312.0%12.6%
425.6%27.0%
533.2%31.0%
6+27.0%26.4%

Wales houses by floor area size

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

Wales houses by floor area size
Floor area sizeWalesEngland & Wales
under 30m²0.1%0.2%
30-49m²3.0%3.6%
50-69m²14.9%16.8%
70-89m²34.8%33.8%
90-109m²20.4%19.0%
110-149m²16.4%16.1%
150m²+10.4%10.5%

Wales houses by rental type

Wales houses by rental type
Rental typeWalesEngland & Wales
social rental10.8%9.9%
private rental10.5%12.4%
non-rental78.7%77.7%

Wales 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.

Wales houses by number of fireplaces
Number of fireplacesWalesEngland & Wales
089.2%87.3%
18.8%10.3%
21.7%1.9%
3+0.4%0.4%

Wales 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.

Wales houses by main heating fuel
Main heating fuel typeWalesEngland & Wales
bio0.0%0.0%
coal0.8%0.3%
dual0.6%0.3%
elect4.9%4.8%
gas80.6%88.3%
LPG2.4%0.9%
no heat0.3%0.2%
oil10.0%4.9%
waste0.0%0.0%
wood0.4%0.2%

Wales houses by windows glazing

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

Wales houses by windows glazing
Windows glazingWalesEngland & Wales
sigle3.7%3.7%
double/secondary89.7%87.7%
triple/multiple0.3%0.3%
high perfomance6.4%8.4%

Wales 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.

Wales houses by gas meter availability
Mains gasWalesEngland & Wales
gas meter/-burning appliance74.1%80.0%
no gas meter25.9%20.0%

Wales houses by number of heated rooms

Wales houses by number of heated rooms
No. of roomsWalesEngland & Wales
10.9%0.9%
23.1%3.7%
312.8%13.1%
425.7%26.9%
532.1%29.9%
6+25.4%25.4%

Wales houses by solar heating availability

Indicates whether the heating in the property is solar powered.

Wales houses by solar heating availability
Solar heatingWalesEngland & Wales
solar0.5%0.3%
no solar99.5%99.7%

Associated reports:

Wales home features

Wales flat features

Wales home energy certificates

Wales crime statistics

Wales population statistics

Wales property prices

Wales energy costs

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