Fuel Poverty in Staffordshire


The table below details levels of fuel poverty in Staffordshire.

Fuel Poverty in Parliamentary Constituencies of Staffordshire
Parliamentary   Constituency Name All Households Fuel Poor   Households Percent Fuel Poor
Staffordshire   Moorlands          32,214            9,270 28.8%
Burton          41,011          10,921 26.6%
Stone          34,897            8,912 25.5%
Newcastle-under-Lyme          37,071            9,299 25.1%
Cannock Chase          39,595            9,230 23.3%
South   Staffordshire          37,807            8,572 22.7%
Stafford          38,451            8,521 22.2%
Tamworth          38,140            8,399 22.0%
Lichfield          38,194            8,315 21.8%

Often fuel poverty is at higher levels in rural areas. Staffordshire Moorlands follows this unfortunate trend. This situation is made worse by low incomes in rural areas and most housing stock is pre 1945 built with very little energy efficiency measures installed.

The following tables compare fuel poverty levels in Stoke-on-Trent in 2006 and 2009.

Fuel Poverty in Stoke-on-Trent 2006

Fuel Poverty in Stoke-on-Trent 2009

These two tables compare 2006 to 2009 as can be seen the levels of fuel poverty increased throughout the Midlands and North of England. 2009 to present has not improved. Incomes have not increased in line with the increases in gas and electricity prices.

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