Collection: Fuel poverty statistics

Updated: 2018 fuel poverty statistics published (2016 data)

Fuel poverty in England is measured using the Low Income High Costs (LIHC) indicator. Under the LIHC indicator, a household is considered to be fuel poor if:

  • they have required fuel costs that are above average (the national median level)
  • were they to spend that amount, they would be left with a residual income below the official poverty line

There are 3 important elements in determining whether a household is fuel poor:

  • household Income
  • household energy requirements
  • fuel prices

The 2016 fuel poverty dataset and the associated English Housing Survey (EHS) data behind the statistics presented will be made available on the UK data archive later this summer.

Please note that you must first register before you can access the data.