Census Data

England and Wales: Central heating

Location Type: England and Wales, ONS Geographic Code: K04000001

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Key Facts

All Residents 59,597,542
Male 29,177,340
Female 30,420,202
Households 24,783,199
Population Density (people/km2) 394.6

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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 24,783,199
No central heating 367,132
Mains gas only 18,298,725
Tank or bottled gas only 260,102
Electric only 2,113,111
Oil only 865,940
Wood only 35,723
Solid fuel only 49,459
Renewable energy only 98,732
District or communal heat networks only 220,917
Other central heating only 225,381
Two or more types of central heating (not including renewable energy) 2,113,325
Two or more types of central heating (including renewable energy) 134,652

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