The House of Commons Library has developed an Excel tool
allowing Fuel Poverty Statistics for Constituencies, Local
Authorities and Regions in England to be automatically retrieved,
This Excel spreadsheet tool allows easy access and presentation
of data on Fuel Poverty levels and rates for Constituencies, Local
Authorities and Regions within England. Data for Scotland, Wales
and Northern Ireland are not available on a comparable basis, as
differing definitions of fuel poverty are used in these areas.
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The definition of Fuel Poverty in England is a "Low Income, High
Cost" definition. A household is deemed to be in Fuel Poverty if it
has required heating costs which are above the national median, and
meeting these costs places the household below the official poverty
line (60% of median income).
Data on this measure are available only since 2011 - prior to
this a "10 per cent" definition was used, where a household was
deemed to be in Fuel Poverty if it spent more than 10% of its
income on fuel, regardless of overall income levels. This
definition is still used as the headline measure of Fuel Poverty in
Scotland and Wales.