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Fuel poverty statistics

This series brings together all documents relating to Fuel poverty statistics

Fuel poverty in England is measured by the Low Income High Costs definition, which considers a household to be in fuel poverty 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

The key drivers behind fuel poverty are:

  • The energy efficiency of the property (and therefore, the energy required to heat and power the home)
  • The cost of energy
  • Household income

The 2012 fuel poverty dataset and advanced use data, as well as the associated English Housing Survey (EHS) data behind the statistics presented will be made available on the UK data archive later this summer.

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

2012 statistics

  1. Annual Fuel Poverty Statistics Report, 2014

    • 12 June 2014
    • Statistics
  2. Fuel Poverty Additional Indicators, 2014

    • 12 June 2014
    • Statistics
  3. Fuel Poverty Detailed Tables, 2012

    • 12 June 2014
    • Statistics
  4. Fuel Poverty Trends, 2003-2012

    • 12 June 2014
    • Statistics

2011 statistics

  1. Fuel poverty report: updated August 2013

    • 8 August 2013
    • Statistics
  2. Fuel poverty 2011 detailed tables

    • 19 September 2013
    • Statistics
  3. Fuel Poverty, England 2011: statistical press release

    • 8 August 2013
    • Press release
  4. Fuel poverty report: annual report on statistics 2013

    • 16 May 2013
    • Statistics
  5. Fuel poverty monitoring indicators

    • 16 May 2013
    • Statistics
  6. Trends in fuel poverty England: 2003 to 2011

    • 16 May 2013
    • Statistics

2010 statistics

  1. Fuel poverty: annual report on statistics 2012

    • 17 May 2012
    • Statistics
  2. Fuel poverty: monitoring indicators 2012

    • 17 May 2012
    • Statistics
  3. Trends in fuel poverty England: 2003 to 2010

    • 22 January 2013
    • Statistical data set
  4. Fuel poverty 2010: detailed tables

    • 22 January 2013
    • Statistical data set

Other documents

  1. Fuel Poverty methodology handbook

    • 4 July 2014
    • Guidance
  2. The effect of uncertainty on the 2008 fuel poverty statistics

    • 31 March 2011
    • Statistics