Census Data

London: Central heating

Location Type: Regions, ONS Geographic Code: E12000007

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Key Facts

All Residents 8,799,728
Male 4,268,106
Female 4,531,622
Households 3,423,892
Population Density (people/km2) 5,597.6
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 3,423,890
No central heating 76,192
Mains gas only 2,414,151
Tank or bottled gas only 20,782
Electric only 432,254
Oil only 4,264
Wood only 401
Solid fuel only 411
Renewable energy only 6,147
District or communal heat networks only 116,695
Other central heating only 61,515
Two or more types of central heating (not including renewable energy) 278,876
Two or more types of central heating (including renewable energy) 12,202

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