West Midlands house features

June 2020

The average house size in West Midlands region is 96.6m². This is by 4.0m² less than the average house size in England and Wales. On average, a house has 4.9 rooms including kitchen. This is by 0.0 less than the average house.

West Midlands 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.

West Midlands houses by number of rooms
No. of roomsWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
23.0%2.9%
310.6%12.6%
427.5%27.2%
534.5%31.2%
6+24.4%26.1%

West Midlands map of average floor area size of houses

West Midlands map of average floor area size of houses

West Midlands houses 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 houses by floor area size
Floor area sizeWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
under 30m²0.1%0.2%
30-49m²3.4%3.5%
50-69m²16.9%16.7%
70-89m²38.0%33.8%
90-109m²18.5%19.0%
110-149m²14.3%16.2%
150m²+8.6%10.6%

West Midlands houses by rental type

West Midlands houses by rental type
Rental typeWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
social rental10.3%9.9%
private rental11.7%12.7%
non-rental78.0%77.4%

West Midlands 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.

West Midlands houses by number of fireplaces
Number of fireplacesWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
090.5%87.7%
17.7%10.1%
21.5%1.8%
3+0.3%0.4%

West Midlands 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.

West Midlands houses by main heating fuel
Main heating fuel typeWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
bio0.0%0.0%
coal0.2%0.3%
dual0.2%0.3%
elect4.0%4.8%
gas90.0%88.4%
LPG1.1%0.9%
no heat0.2%0.2%
oil4.0%4.9%
waste0.0%0.0%
wood0.2%0.2%

West Midlands houses by windows glazing

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

West Midlands houses by windows glazing
Windows glazingWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
sigle3.1%3.5%
double/secondary87.4%87.3%
triple/multiple0.2%0.3%
high perfomance9.3%8.9%

West Midlands 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.

West Midlands houses by gas meter availability
Mains gasWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
gas meter/-burning appliance81.1%79.6%
no gas meter18.9%20.4%

West Midlands houses by number of heated rooms

West Midlands houses by number of heated rooms
No. of roomsWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
10.8%0.8%
23.9%3.7%
311.3%13.1%
427.6%27.2%
533.0%30.2%
6+23.5%25.1%

West Midlands houses by solar heating availability

Indicates whether the heating in the property is solar powered.

West Midlands houses by solar heating availability
Solar heatingWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
solar0.2%0.4%
no solar99.8%99.6%

Other reports for West Midlands region

home features

flat features

home energy certificates

crime statistics

property prices

energy costs

population statistics

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