Household energy consumption falls by a quarter since 2005

Average household energy consumption in England and Wales fell by nearly a quarter between 2005 and 2011 according to the Office for National Statistics.

Energy consumption fell by 24.7 per cent over the period. There was significant regional variation, with the East Midlands posting the highest consumption every year measured.

However, the difference in average household consumption between the highest and lowest regions fell by 35 per cent between 2005 and 2011. Household in all regions consumed around three times more gas than electricity.