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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

Area20112012201320142015
Torridge 009268432494580551
Q2 - Above Average13,53314,34618,24118,36917,336
Torridge2,7123,3004,1224,3974,156
Devon31,17034,13342,55943,91841,145
Northern LCP6,6587,8369,82310,2319,656

 

Percentage of households affected by fuel poverty

Area20112012201320142015
Torridge 0099.6%14.8%16.5%19.4%18.5%
Q2 - Above Average11.3%11.6%14.4%14.6%13.8%
Torridge9.7%11.4%14.0%15.0%14.2%
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%
Northern LCP9.9%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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