Welsh Housing Conditions Survey 2017-18: Energy Efficiency of Dwellings
Today we have published a report which provides a national assessment of energy efficiency of dwellings, across all tenures, as measured by the Welsh Housing Conditions Survey (WHCS) 2017-18. This report also includes information on renewable energy, fuel usage and heating systems and makes comparisons to data on energy efficiency of dwellings from the Living in Wales Property Survey 2008 .
In Wales, 2017-18:
- Homes in Wales have become significantly more energy efficient over the last decade, with social housing having the highest percentage of dwellings in EPC bands C or above
- Flats were more energy efficient than houses; 55% of flats had an EPC band C and above compared with 25% of houses
- Dwellings in rural areas tend to be less energy efficient than dwellings in urban areas
- 7% of dwellings in Wales used at least one type of renewable energy in 2017-18 compared with less than 1% in 2008
- 65% of dwellings in Wales are constructed of cavity masonry and 26% are constructed of solid masonry
- Most dwellings in Wales (82%) used gas to heat their homes
- Condensing-combi boilers were the most common boiler type (66%)
If you’d like more information please contact the WHCS team.