There are a number of underlying factors that can influence the vulnerability of households to cold homes. Some priority groups are the elderly (particularly those on a low income), families with very young children, and those residents with a disability or long-term health condition.
What does this map show?
You can use this map to identify the LSOAs with the highest numbers of different vulnerable groups. The indicators included are:
- The % of people over the age of 65 that are receiving Pension Credit. Pension Credit is an income-related benefit which helps to provide a minimum guaranteed income. This most recent data is from December 2016
- The % of people who have a long-term health problem or disability that limits their day-to-day activities and which has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months. This includes problems related to old age and problems which have been assessed by people to either limit their activities a lot or a little. These figures come from the 2011 Census
- The % of people under the age of 5 and the % over the age of 76 (Data source: Office for National Statistics, 2015)
The map can also be filtered by: a) The % of households in fuel poverty b) The Local Authority District and c) the energy efficiency rating of properties