Electricity: Housing

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 21st July 2017.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the annual average household electricity consumption was in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Scotland, (d) Wales and (e) Northern Ireland since 2010.

Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The table shows average (mean) annual electricity consumption per domestic meter in the UK, split by country since 2010.

Average UK annual domestic electricity consumption (kWh), 2010-15

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

England

4,163

4,095

4,035

3,963

3,972

3,914

Wales

3,916

3,845

3,787

3,736

3,734

3,685

Scotland

4,148

4,059

3,969

3,852

3,918

3,836

Northern Ireland

3,956

3,744

3,915

3,998

3,775

UK

4,146

4,074

4,014

3,941

3,952

Figures for Northern Ireland were taken from BEIS’ sub-national domestic electricity consumption statistics in Northern Ireland:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/experimental-sub-national-domestic-electricity-consumption-statistics-for-northern-ireland-2009

All other figures were taken from BEIS’ sub-national electricity consumption statistics:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/sub-national-electricity-consumption-data

Consumption data for Northern Ireland for 2015 will be published in September 2017, with GB data for 2016 published in December 2017.

These figures show consumption per electricity meter rather than per household. These differ slightly as some households have more than one electricity meter while others have less (due to sharing a meter with neighbouring households). Figures on a household basis are available for Great Britain via the second link above, but are unavailable for Northern Ireland or the UK as a whole.

Figures for the UK include consumption for households which couldn’t be assigned to a particular country due to incomplete address data.

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