Regional estimates of fuel poverty are available only for England in 2003 and are taken from the Fuel Poverty Indicator (FPI) dataset (available online at http://www.fuelpovertyindicator.org.uk/). This estimates that there were 4,600 fuel-poor households in North East Lincolnshire and 4,300 in North Lincolnshire.
It is important to note that the FPI only predicts the level of poverty in individual areas. It cannot take into account local circumstances. As with all small area indicators, it is important to use local knowledge and data to complement the FPI when developing local fuel poverty programmes.