09-05-2022 by 
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The government released the latest fuel poverty figures at a sub-regional level on 28th April 2022. There is always a 2-year time lag in the statistics so these datasets are for 2020 (i.e. before the recent energy price rises). The spreadsheets can be found here.

These figures are based on the current 'Low Income Low Energy Efficiency' definition of fuel poverty which considers a household to be fuel poor if:

- They are living in a property with an EPC rating of D or below AND

- If they were to spend the money needed to heat the home, their residual income is below the poverty line

Across England, there are 13.4% of households in fuel poverty, in North Yorkshire it is 15%. The statistics for the local authorities covering North Yorkshire (including York) are:


Local authority % of fuel poor households Estimated no. fuel poor households
Craven            15.7% 4,160
Hambleton 14.4% 5,946
Harrogate 13.0% 9,448
Richmondshire   16.2% 3,552
Ryedale 16.1% 3,938
Scarborough 18.7% 9,951
Selby 12.9% 4,799
York 14.7% 13,172


You can use the interactive map below to explore fuel poverty figures in more detail at the Lower Super Output Area (LOSA) level within different local authority areas. The LSOA is the smallest geographical area for which data is publicly area. Each LSOA covers approx 600-800 households.

How to use the map?

You can use the filters on the map to select your own local authority area and/or use the slider for '% of fuel poor households' to explore the areas with the highest levels of fuel poverty.

You can also download the underlying data for selected geographical areas. 

Please get in touch if you would like any more information on these maps and data: