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Utilities

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the average quarterly household expenditure on electricity, gas and other fuels was in each region in England in each year since 1997. (240880)

[holding answer 8 December 2008]: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Joe Grice, dated 8 December 2008:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what the average quarterly household expenditure on electricity, gas and other fuels was in each region in England in each year since 1997. I am replying in her absence. (240880)

The tables below provide estimates of average expenditure on electricity, gas and other fuels for each region in England. Figures have been provided both in current prices, and adjusted for general inflation (shown here in 2007 prices). The figures are based on those published each year in Family Spending, the annual report on the Expenditure and Food Survey:

http://www.statisties.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=361

Regional estimates published in Family Spending are based on regional sub-samples of the Expenditure and Food Survey. Due to the smaller size of these sub-samples, regional estimates are generally based on data collected over three years. However in some years, changes to the survey meant that this was not possible, and regional estimates were produced using data collected over one or two years.

Average household expenditure on electricity, gas and other fuels in 2007 prices: by region, England

£ per quarter, 2007 prices4

1997-981

1998-992

1999-20002

2000-012

2001-021

2002-033

2003-042

2004-052

2005-062

20061

20073

North East

215.20

204.00

193.50

177.30

184.60

177.60

168.20

164.30

164.70

195.70

194.30

North West

221.60

208.90

200.00

187.10

176.80

175.40

171.50

170.20

175.70

212.30

208.40

Yorkshire and the Humber

207.40

203.40

189.70

180.90

167.30

166.00

163.90

168.40

175.60

211.20

210.40

East Midlands

208.30

202.40

191.80

182.40

178.90

181.40

174.40

171.20

170.80

202.20

198.40

West Midlands

220.90

211.40

199.70

187.60

180.30

172.00

169.00

167.00

176.50

215.70

216.80

East of England

206.20

197.70

182.90

171.70

182.10

176.40

173.50

172.00

179.50

221.00

218.60

London

191.10

191.30

176.30

171.60

161.60

159.00

159.60

160.30

167.50

196.00

197.90

South East

204.50

196.70

181.70

177.40

187.70

176.80

175.10

169.90

175.50

216.40

213.90

South West

208.40

196.70

180.10

176.70

179.60

182.50

176.60

173.50

176.40

209.50

214.70

England

208.60

200.70

187.50

179.00

177.30

173.50

170.20

168.50

174.10

209.90

209.10

1 Figures based on data from one year only.

2 Figures based on an average from three years of data up to and including the reference year.

3 Figures based on an average from two years of data up to and including the reference year.

4 Figures have been adjusted to 2007 prices using the RPI all items index.

Average household expenditure on electricity, gas and other fuels in current prices: by region, England

£ per quarter

1997-981

1998-992

1999-20002

2000-012

2001-021

2002-033

2003-042

2004-052

2005-062

20061

20073

North East

165.50

161.80

155.80

147.00

155.40

152.50

148.50

149.70

154.00

187.70

194.30

North West

170.40

165.70

161.00

155.10

148.90

150.60

151.40

155.10

164.30

203.60

208.40

Yorkshire and the Humber

159.50

161.30

152.70

150.00

140.90

142.60

144.80

153.40

164.10

202.60

210.40

East Midlands

160.20

160.50

154.40

151.20

150.60

155.80

154.00

156.00

159.70

193.90

198.40

West Midlands

169.90

167.60

160.70

155.50

151.80

147.70

149.20

152.10

165.00

206.90

216.80

East of England

158.50

156.80

147.30

142.40

153.30

151.50

153.20

156.70

167.80

212.00

218.60

London

147.00

151.70

141.90

142.30

136.10

136.60

140.90

146.10

156.60

187.90

197.90

South East

157.20

156.00

146.30

147.10

158.00

151.90

154.60

154.80

164.10

207.50

213.90

South West

160.20

155.90

145.00

146.50

151.20

156.80

155.90

158.00

165.00

200.90

214.70

England

160.40

159.20

150.90

148.40

149.30

149.00

150.30

153.50

162.70

201.30

209.10

1 Figures based on data from one year only.

2 Figures based on an average from three years of data up to and including the reference year.

3 Figures based on an average from two years of data up to and including the reference year.