Census Data

Southwark: Central heating

Location Type: London Boroughs, ONS Geographic Code: E09000028

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Key Facts

All Residents 307,637
Male 149,004
Female 158,633
Households 130,818
Population Density (people/km2) 10,659.0
Table Codets046
Unit of MeasureHousehold
Number of Response Options13

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify occupied household spaces in England and Wales by the type of central heating present. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.


Central heating is a heating system used to heat multiple rooms in a building by circulating air or heated water through pipes to radiators or vents. Single or multiple fuel sources can fuel these systems.

Central heating systems that are unused or not working are still considered. No information is available for household spaces with no usual residents.

More information at the ONS website

Type of central heating in household: Total: All households 130,818
No central heating 4,021
Mains gas only 73,398
Tank or bottled gas only 1,241
Electric only 23,096
Oil only 121
Wood only 16
Solid fuel only 4
Renewable energy only 391
District or communal heat networks only 13,839
Other central heating only 2,859
Two or more types of central heating (not including renewable energy) 11,265
Two or more types of central heating (including renewable energy) 567

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