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Fuel poverty statistics

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

Fuel poverty in England is now measured using the Low Income Low Energy Efficiency (LILEE) indicator rather than the old Low Income High Costs (LIHC) indicator.

Under the LILEE indicator, a household is considered to be fuel poor if:

  • they are living in a property with a fuel poverty energy efficiency rating of band D or below

and

  • when they spend the required amount to heat their home, they are 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 2019 fuel poverty dataset and the associated English Housing Survey (EHS) data behind the statistics will be available on the UK data archive later in 2021. You need to register before you can access the data.

Contact us

If you have questions about these statistics, please email: fuelpoverty@beis.gov.uk.

2019 statistics

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 29 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. Fuel poverty statistics projections, 2021 added.

  2. Fuel poverty statistics 2021 added.

  3. Energy Trends June 2020 special feature article added.

  4. 2020 fuel poverty statistics added.

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

  6. 2018 fuel poverty statistics published (2016 data)

  7. Latest fuel poverty statistics published.

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

  9. latest annual reports and data

  10. Latest statistics published.

  11. First published.