Fuel Poverty Statistics
Fuel poverty in your constituency
Here is National Energy Action’s fuel poverty map. As energy prices rise, more people than ever are in fuel poverty. As of October 2023, National Energy Action’s figures show 6.5 million UK households are in fuel poverty, based on the definition of low income households spending more than 10% of their income on their energy bills.
This map shows fuel poverty in your constituency, if you live in England. It also includes details about how your area compares to the national average levels, as well as contact details for your MP If you would like to write to them to say that this situation needs to change. Click here for a template letter.
There are, however, limitations with the data. The UK Government use the Low Income, Low Energy Efficiency (LILEE) definition in England which these stats are based on has a two year time lag. The current picture is likely to be much worse than the data in this fuel poverty map suggests. See our fuel poverty statistics explainer here. This means the data doesn’t take into account energy bills skyrocketing from last year being an average of £1,277 a year to £1,923 now.
Wales and Northern Ireland calculate fuel poverty differently. We do, however, have data on the countries as a whole:
households live in fuel poverty
of households rated EPC ‘C’ and above
London is higher than the national fuel poverty average
We do not have a constituency breakdown for Northern Ireland. For more information click the link below.
We do not have a constituency breakdown for Wales. For more information click the link below.