Fuel poverty statistics

This series brings together all documents relating to fuel poverty statistics.

Fuel poverty in England is measured using the Low Income High Costs (LIHC) indicator. Under the LIHC indicator, a household is considered to be fuel poor if:

  • they have required fuel costs that are above average (the national median level)
  • were they to spend that amount, they would be left with a residual income below the official poverty line

There are 3 important elements in determining whether a household is fuel poor:

  • household income
  • household energy requirements
  • fuel prices

The 2018 fuel poverty dataset and the associated English Housing Survey (EHS) data behind the statistics presented will be made available on the UK data archive later in 2020.

Please note that you must first register before you can access the data.

2018 statistics

2017 statistics

2016 statistics

2015 statistics

2014 statistics

2013 statistics

2012 statistics

2011 statistics

2010 statistics

Other documents

Published 19 September 2013
Last updated 25 June 2020 + show all updates
  1. Energy Trends June 2020 special feature article added.

  2. 2020 fuel poverty statistics added.

  3. Fuel poverty statistics 2019 published (2017 data).

  4. 2018 fuel poverty statistics published (2016 data)

  5. Latest fuel poverty statistics published.

  6. Accessing the 2014 Fuel Poverty dataset on the UK Data Service - a note to users.

  7. latest annual reports and data

  8. Latest statistics published.

  9. First published.