West Midlands home features

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

West Midlands 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.

West Midlands homes by number of rooms
No. of roomsWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
11.2%1.9%
211.7%13.0%
318.0%21.2%
423.0%22.2%
526.9%22.7%
6+19.2%19.0%

West Midlands homes by floor area size

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

West Midlands homes by floor area size
Floor area sizeWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
under 30m²1.0%1.5%
30-49m²11.1%12.6%
50-69m²23.3%23.8%
70-89m²32.0%28.4%
90-109m²14.7%14.4%
110-149m²11.2%11.8%
150m²+6.7%7.5%

West Midlands homes by rental type

West Midlands homes by rental type
Rental typeWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
social rental15.5%14.0%
private rental14.2%17.6%
non-rental70.3%68.5%

West Midlands 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.

West Midlands homes by number of fireplaces
Number of fireplacesWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
092.2%90.3%
16.3%7.9%
21.2%1.4%
3+0.3%0.3%

West Midlands 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.

West Midlands homes by main heating fuel
Main heating fuel typeWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
bio0.1%0.1%
coal0.2%0.2%
dual0.2%0.2%
elect11.9%12.2%
gas83.2%82.6%
LPG0.9%0.7%
no heat0.3%0.3%
oil3.1%3.5%
waste0.0%0.0%
wood0.1%0.1%

West Midlands homes by windows glazing

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

West Midlands homes by windows glazing
Windows glazingWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
sigle4.0%5.8%
double/secondary86.6%84.5%
triple/multiple0.2%0.3%
high perfomance9.2%9.5%

West Midlands 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.

West Midlands homes by gas meter availability
Mains gasWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
gas meter/-burning appliance74.9%73.3%
no gas meter25.1%26.7%

West Midlands homes by number of heated rooms

West Midlands homes by number of heated rooms
No. of roomsWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
12.2%2.8%
212.5%13.5%
318.2%21.4%
422.9%22.1%
525.7%22.0%
6+18.5%18.3%

West Midlands homes by solar heating availability

Indicates whether the heating in the property is solar powered.

West Midlands homes by solar heating availability
Solar heatingWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
solar0.2%0.3%
no solar99.8%99.7%

Associated reports:

West Midlands house features

West Midlands flat features

West Midlands home energy certificates

West Midlands crime statistics

West Midlands population statistics

West Midlands property prices

West Midlands energy costs

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