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|24 Oct 2017, 11:32 a.m.||Fuel Poverty||Mr Stephen Hepburn|
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK spent more than 10 per cent of their income on fuel bills in each of the last five years.
Answer (Claire Perry)
In England, approximately 2.36 million households spent more than 10 per cent of their full income on fuel bills in 2015. This is around 10.4 per cent of all households. In the North East, approximately 0.15 million households (13.3 per cent), spent more than 10 per cent of their full income on fuel bills. Data is only available at the regional level and is not broken down further to Local Authority level.
Fuel poverty is based on the low income high costs (LIHC) indicator. Data is for England rather than the UK. The number and proportion of households in fuel poverty for the requested areas can be seen in the table below.
These figures are based on the fuel poverty dataset. The methodology for this can be found here:
The sub-regional figures can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/sub-regional-fuel-poverty-data-2017
This is based on data the English Housing Survey which is run by the Department for Communities and Local Government. The methodology for this can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/english-housing-survey-guidance-and-methodology.