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Fuel Poverty

Volume 702: debated on Tuesday 24 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many elderly people are affected by fuel poverty in each (a) county; and (b) region in England; and what proportions of the total number of elderly people these represent. [HL4313]

Fuel poverty is calculated at a household level. The lowest level of aggregation available for fuel poverty is at Government Office Region. The latest available dataset is for 2005 and shows the following for households where the oldest member is over 60 years of age:

Government Office Region

Number of Fuel Poor Elderly Households

Total Number of Elderly Households

% of Households that are Fuel Poor

East Midlands

77,000

652,000

12%

East of England

102,000

827,000

12%

London

58,000

852,000

7%

North East

55,000

460,000

12%

North West

114,000

1,019,000

11%

South East

85,000

1,211,000

7%

South West

113,000

911,000

12%

West Midlands

104,000

853,000

12%

Yorkshire and The Humber

85,000

733,000

12%