Estimates of Fuel Poverty at local authority level are currently based upon three years survey data, currently 2008, 2009 and 2010. Although the housing stock overall does not change rapidly measures based on fuel prices do and so our figures, which centre on July 2009, are considered to provide an out-of-date estimate of fuel poverty. Therefore we have developed a method to update the figures.
Updated Fuel Poverty Estimates 2011
How to use these statistics
Figures may be used for research or modelling purposes on the understanding that the statistics are not "official" as outlined above. Please quote the Source: 'SHCS Data Being Developed' together with the release date (November 2011 in this instance).
For any further advice on their use, please contact the SHCS team (Dave Cormack, or Susan Walker).