CSO figures show increase in people unable to heat their homes

The number of people who can’t afford to heat their homes has increased by over 3%,  to over 7% this year.

That’s according to figures from the Central Statistics Office Survey on Income and Living Conditions for 2022.

The most likely groups to suffer deprivation are; single adults with children, those out of work over health problems, the unemployed and those in rented accommodation.

CSO Statistician Eva O’Regan, said the survey reveals an overall increase in the proportion of people experiencing deprivation this year:

“17% of people are experienced and enforced deprivation up from almost 14% in 2021. In 2020 to over 7% of people are living in households unable to afford to keep the house adequately warm. This is up from 3% in 2021.”


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