Fuel Poverty (2008-12) – Regions, Districts & MK LSOA ( PE219 )

This table shows the estimated fuel poverty levels at region, district and Milton Keynes Lower Super Output Area for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. A household is said to be fuel poor if it needs to spend more than 10 per cent of its income on fuel to maintain an adequate standard of warmth. This is usually defined as 21 degrees for the main living room and 18 degrees for other occupied rooms. Although the emphasis in the definition is on heating the home, fuel costs in the definition of fuel poverty also include spending on heating water, lights and appliance usage and cooking costs. The Fuel Poverty Ratio is defined as: Required fuel costs (i.e. required usage x price) / Income If this ratio is greater than 0.1 then the household is fuel poor. The sub national data is modelled data and therefore should be treated as estimates. Full details on the methodology can be found on the following website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/fuel-poverty-sub-regional-statistics


Identification Number: PE219
Authoring Entity: Department of Energy and Climate Change
Copyright: Department of Energy and Climate Change
Date of Production: 2014-06-25