Fuel Poverty

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

(1) with reference to chart 4.6 of the Annual Fuel Poverty Statistics Report 2014, published by his Department on 12 June 2014, what proportion of the (a) local authority, (b) owner-occupied, (c) private rented and (d) housing association households are in fuel poverty;

(2) with reference to table 4.6 of the Annual Fuel Poverty Statistics Report 2014, published by his Department on 12 June 2014, what proportion of the total fuel poverty gap is made up of (a) local authority, (b) owner-occupied, (c) private rented and (d) housing association households;

(3) with reference to section 4.2.4 of the Annual Fuel Poverty Statistics Report, published by his Department on 12 June 2014, what proportion of fuel-poor households live in (a) local authority, (b) owner-occupied, (c) private rented and (d) housing association housing.

Photo of Amber Rudd Amber Rudd The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

The figures requested under the Low Income High Costs (LIHC) indicator for the years 2003-12 are given as follows:

Fuel Poverty by tenure, England,
Tenure   Total number of households (thousand) Number of Fuel Poor households (thousand) Proportion of households within group who are Fuel Poor (%) As a proportion of households who are fuel poor (%) Aggregate fuel poverty gap (£million):Real Terms1 Average fuel poverty gap (£): Real Terms1 Proportion of aggregate fuel poverty gap (%)
Local Authority 2003 2,338 528 23 21.6 107 203 17
  2004 2,215 477 22 19.2 86 180 13
  2005 2,059 374 18 15.4 75 201 10
  2006 1,980 310 16 13.7 75 242 8
  2007 1,885 278 15 11.8 66 236 7
  2008 1,908 286 15 11.7 70 244 7
  2009 1,776 277 16 11.1 62 224 6
  2010 1,758 234 13 9.5 53 226 5
  2011 1,816 183 10 7.7 42 232 4
  2012 1,728 164 9 7.2 36 218 4
                 
Owner Occupied 2003 14,870 1,235 8 50.6 320 259 52
  2004 14,922 1,301 9 52.2 369 284 56
  2005 14,998 1,315 9 54.2 458 348 59
  2006 15,128 1,265 8 55.9 559 442 61
  2007 15,221 1,348 9 57.2 587 435 63
  2008 14,628 1,302 9 53.4 567 436 58
  2009 14,566 1,321 9 53.1 637 483 59
  2010 14,511 1,325 9 53.6 643 485 62
  2011 14,368 1,220 8 51.0 608 499 57
  2012 14,291 1,163 8 50.9 589 507 58
                 
Private Rented 2003 1,966 467 24 19.1 152 324 24
  2004 2,184 490 22 19.7 165 337 25
  2005 2,326 511 22 21.0 196 383 25
  2006 2,368 495 21 21.9 232 468 25
  2007 2,472 540 22 22.9 233 432 25
  2008 2,996 626 21 25.7 288 459 29
  2009 3,287 663 20 26.7 323 486 30
  2010 3,401 701 21 28.3 290 414 28
  2011 3,716 782 21 32.7 361 461 34
  2012 3,929 755 19 33.1 336 445 33
                 
Housing Association 2003 1,550 211 14 8.6 42 202 7
  2004 1,611 224 14 9.0 41 182 6
  2005 1,752 228 13 9.4 46 201 6
  2006 1,745 193 11 8.5 47 243 5
  2007 1,802 190 11 8.1 45 239 5
  2008 1,875 224 12 9.2 59 264 6
  2009 1,907 225 12 9.1 59 261 5
  2010 1,930 213 11 8.6 54 253 5
  2011 2,018 205 10 8.6 53 261 5
  2012 1,987 201 10 8.8 51 252 5
                 
All households 2003 20,724 2,441 12 100.0 621 254 100
  2004 20,931 2,492 12 100.0 661 265 100
  2005 21,134 2,428 11 100.0 774 319 100
  2006 21,221 2,262 11 100.0 913 403 100
  2007 21,380 2,357 11 100.0 931 395 100
  2008 21,407 2,438 11 100.0 984 404 100
  2009 21,535 2,486 12 100.0 1,081 435 100
  2010 21,600 2,474 11 100.0 1,040 421 100
  2011 21,918 2,390 11 100.0 1,065 445 100
  2012 21,935 2,283 10 100.0 1,012 443 100

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