Assisting with the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP)

Making data freely available to assist scheme targeting

Project duration: July 2009 to December 2012

The Government's recently proposed a new Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) designed to be targeted on the lowest income households living in homes needing significant investment in energy saving measures and low carbon technologies.

The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) mined its data stores to develop and publish a database of useful information to assist with this targeting.

The dataset is now available to download for free: LSOA dataset (NB: this is a zipped folder containing two spreadsheets).

The CESP dataset pulled together data for the 10% poorest Census Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in England from various different datasets it has accumulated over recent years.

The resulting dataset — featuring 3,248 LSOAs — details the region, local authority and ward location of each LSOA, and the proportion of homes with solid walls (from a property age profile in Residata), numbers without gas supply (from a gas industry dataset), percentage in fuel poverty (from the CSE/University of Bristol Fuel Poverty Indicator), and Census-derived tenure data (owner-occupied, social rented etc).

Following considerable demand for this data from local authorities, energy agencies and energy suppliers CSE is now publishing the full dataset for England. We plan to try and make datasets available where data protection allows, so please let us know how you used the data and what additional information you added to it to help you in your work.

Please note that CSE has not previously undertaken sufficient analysis of data for Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland to produce datasets for these countries on a similar basis as the English one.

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