Energy poverty is a multi-dimensional concept that is not easily captured by a single indicator. Our approach to measuring energy poverty has been to use a suite of indicators, which should be viewed and used in combination. Each indicator captures a slightly different aspect of the phenomenon. Our intention is that these indicators should be used to give a snapshot of energy poverty issues, which can then be explored in more detail in research and action projects. To find out more about the indicators, their calculation, interpretation and database, please read our methodology guidebook.
Indicators & Data
EPOV provides four different primary indicators for energy poverty, of which two are based on self-reported experiences of limited access to energy services (based on EU-SILC data) and the other two are calculated using household income and/or energy expenditure data (based on HBS data).