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

Area20112012201320142015
South Hams 004B108106112111103
Q4 - Below Average9,3819,06511,92211,84510,945
South Hams3,3573,8674,7115,1134,796
Devon31,17034,13342,55943,91841,145
Southern LCP13,17512,27815,85815,20814,132

 

Percentage of households affected by fuel poverty

Area20112012201320142015
South Hams 004B13.2%12.3%12.7%12.6%11.7%
Q4 - Below Average9.0%8.3%10.7%10.7%9.9%
South Hams9.3%10.2%12.2%13.2%12.4%
Devon9.7%10.3%12.5%13.0%12.2%
South West9.4%9.4%11.5%12.2%11.4%
England10.9%10.4%10.4%10.6%11.0%
Southern LCP10.7%9.8%12.5%11.9%11.1%

 

Percentage trend of households affected by fuel poverty

 

Percentage of households affected by fuel poverty

 

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