Fuel poverty in selected Scottish cities
As shown in the chart above, 24% of houses in Glasgow in financial year 2012/13 were thought to be in fuel poverty. This was a higher rate than in Aberdeen and Edinburgh (22% and 21% respectively), but lower than in Dundee (33%). Dundee was the only one of the four cities to be above the Scottish fuel poverty rate, which is 27%. The rates of the cities range from 21% to 33%.
A household in fuel poverty is defined by the Scottish Government’s 2002 Scottish Fuel Poverty Statement as ‘one that needs to spend more than 10% of its income (including Housing Benefit or Income Support for Mortgage Interest) on all household fuel use in order to maintain a satisfactory heating regime.’ The likelihood of a household experiencing fuel poverty is influenced by income, fuel costs and energy efficiency of the dwelling.
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