Census Data

Cymru (Wales): Central heating

Location Type: Country, ONS Geographic Code: W92000004

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Key Facts

All Residents 3,107,494
Male 1,521,004
Female 1,586,490
Households 1,347,114
Population Density (people/km2) 149.9
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 1,347,114
No central heating 15,497
Mains gas only 964,685
Tank or bottled gas only 27,590
Electric only 71,122
Oil only 105,468
Wood only 4,693
Solid fuel only 7,491
Renewable energy only 6,336
District or communal heat networks only 4,369
Other central heating only 7,838
Two or more types of central heating (not including renewable energy) 124,065
Two or more types of central heating (including renewable energy) 7,960

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