Energy efficiency of domestic buildings

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Energy efficiency is a key contributing factor of fuel poverty because properties with poor energy efficiency are likely to have costly fuel bills. The data is derived from postcode level Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) for domestic buildings. Data has been calculated by averaging (mean) the median energy efficiencies of local areas and the source of the data is the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

Average House Prices

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Average house price for all sold properties, over the last 12 months. The Land Registry collects data on all housing transactions, published by individual property and date. Community Insight presents this for your neighbourhoods, averaged over a 12-month period. The (N) figure in the data table is the total value of property transactions over the 12 month period (in £1,000s).

Indices of Multiple Deprivation (2019)

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The Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) is calculated by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and provides a relative measure of deprivation for small areas across England. The IMD combines data from 38 different indicators across seven broad ‘domains’ reflecting the multiple issues many deprived households face. The IMD ranks all 32,844 Lower Super Outputs Areas (LSOAs) in England against each other on the basis of their levels of relative deprivation or ‘scores’. The latest iteration of this data was published in 2019 utilising data which was sourced in 2016.

Households in Fuel Poverty

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Fuel poverty in England is measured using the Low Income Low Energy Efficiency (LILEE) indicator. Under this indicator, a household is considered to be fuel poor if they are living in a property with a fuel poverty energy efficiency rating of band D or below, and when they spend the required amount to heat their home they are left with a residual income below the official poverty line. There are 3 important elements in determining whether a household is fuel poor: household income, household energy requirements and fuel prices