Fuel poverty

Households that experience fuel poverty based on the “Low income, high cost” methodology, where required fuel costs are above the national average, and where spending that amount would be left with a residual income below the official fuel poverty line. The key elements in determining fuel poverty are income, fuel prices and fuel consumption.

 

Number of households affected by fuel poverty

Area 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
South Hams 008C 60 72 114 134 128
Q3 - Average 13,753 14,925 18,711 19,873 18,674
South Hams 3,357 3,867 4,711 5,113 4,796
Devon 31,170 34,133 42,559 43,918 41,145
Western Locality 13,967 15,148 19,824 19,414 18,172

 

Percentage of households affected by fuel poverty

Area 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
South Hams 008C 10.1% 11.7% 18.1% 21.3% 20.4%
Q3 - Average 10.2% 10.7% 13.1% 13.9% 13.1%
South Hams 9.3% 10.2% 12.2% 13.2% 12.4%
Devon 9.7% 10.3% 12.5% 13.0% 12.2%
South West 9.4% 9.4% 11.5% 12.2% 11.4%
England 10.9% 10.4% 10.4% 10.6% 11.0%
Western Locality 9.8% 10.1% 13.0% 12.8% 12.0%

 

Percentage trend of households affected by fuel poverty

 

Percentage of households affected by fuel poverty

 

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