Written answers

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Department of An Taoiseach

Energy Prices

Photo of Brian StanleyBrian Stanley (Laois-Offaly, Sinn Fein)
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81. To ask the Taoiseach the analyses that has been conducted on the cost of energy per household as a proportion of household income from 1992 to 2022,in tabular form. [31783/22]

Photo of Jack ChambersJack Chambers (Dublin West, Fianna Fail)
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The exact information requested by the deputy is not available. The official source for household consumption tatistics is the Household Budget Survey (HBS). HBS surveys have been carried out periodically (usually every 5 years) in Ireland since 1951. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) commenced data collection for the 2020 round of the HBS in January 2020. In response to growing concerns related to community transmission of Covid-19, the CSO suspended all HBS fieldwork activities in March 2020. HBS data collection is scheduled to resume in July 2022. For this reason, the most recent result for average weekly household expenditure on Fuel and light as a percentage of average weekly household disposable income come from the 2015/2016 round of the HBS.

Average weekly household expenditure on Fuel and light as a percentage of average weekly household disposable income.

Year %
2015/2016 4.2%
2009/2010 4.0%
2004/2005 3.6%
1999/2000 3.9%
1994/1995 5.5%

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