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 008C6072114134128
Q3 - Average13,75314,92518,71119,87318,674
South Hams3,3573,8674,7115,1134,796
Devon31,17034,13342,55943,91841,145
Western Locality13,96715,14819,82419,41418,172

 

Percentage of households affected by fuel poverty

Area20112012201320142015
South Hams 008C10.1%11.7%18.1%21.3%20.4%
Q3 - Average10.2%10.7%13.1%13.9%13.1%
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%
Western Locality9.8%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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