Census Data

England: Central heating

Location Type: Country, ONS Geographic Code: E92000001

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Key Facts

All Residents 56,490,048
Male 27,656,336
Female 28,833,712
Households 23,436,086
Population Density (people/km2) 433.5
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 23,436,085
No central heating 351,635
Mains gas only 17,334,040
Tank or bottled gas only 232,512
Electric only 2,041,989
Oil only 760,472
Wood only 31,030
Solid fuel only 41,968
Renewable energy only 92,396
District or communal heat networks only 216,548
Other central heating only 217,543
Two or more types of central heating (not including renewable energy) 1,989,260
Two or more types of central heating (including renewable energy) 126,692

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