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
West Devon 002278280353343315
Q3 - Average13,75314,92518,71119,87318,674
West Devon2,2012,7243,2863,6223,427
Devon31,17034,13342,55943,91841,145
Western LCP13,96715,14819,82419,41418,172

 

Percentage of households affected by fuel poverty

Area20112012201320142015
West Devon 0028.6%8.4%10.4%10.1%9.3%
Q3 - Average10.2%10.7%13.1%13.9%13.1%
West Devon9.9%11.6%13.8%15.2%14.4%
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 LCP9.8%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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