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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
Torridge 009 268 432 494 580 551
Q2 - Above Average 13,533 14,346 18,241 18,369 17,336
Torridge 2,712 3,300 4,122 4,397 4,156
Devon 31,170 34,133 42,559 43,918 41,145
Northern LCP 6,658 7,836 9,823 10,231 9,656

 

Percentage of households affected by fuel poverty

Area 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Torridge 009 9.6% 14.8% 16.5% 19.4% 18.5%
Q2 - Above Average 11.3% 11.6% 14.4% 14.6% 13.8%
Torridge 9.7% 11.4% 14.0% 15.0% 14.2%
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%
Northern LCP 9.9% 11.2% 13.8% 14.3% 13.6%

 

Percentage trend of households affected by fuel poverty

 

Percentage of households affected by fuel poverty

 

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