Finding the maps for your area

CSE has researched four factors that have implications for targeting energy efficiency resources. In this section we have provided maps to allow you to see the effects of these factors on your area.

Click on the links below to find the maps for each factor.

HEES Grants

These maps show the take-up of the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme grants delivered between 2000 and 2005 for your Unitary Authority.

Gas Connection

These maps show the proportion of households connected to the main gas network for your Unitary Authority.

Solid-walled Housing

These maps show the proportion of solid-walled properties for your Unitary Authority.

Combined 'hard-to-treat' indicator

The ‘hard to treat’ indicator brings together the ‘off-gas’ and ‘solid wall’ data. It represents a measure of the extent of hard to treat problems in any given area. The indicator is represented by the equation:

HTT indicator = (no. of off-gas properties + no. of properties with solid walls) in area / total number of properties in area

The range of scores on the ‘hard to treat’ indicator varies from 0.00 (all properties in area have gas and cavity walls) to 2.00 (no properties in area have gas or cavity walls). The maps of the indicator show the extent to which cost effective energy efficiency measures, e.g. gas central heating, cavity wall insulation, can be delivered to properties in your Unitary Authority area.

Incidence of fuel poverty

This link will take you to the CSE fuel poverty indicator website. CSE intends to develop a small area fuel poverty indicator for Wales, based on modeled data from the 2001 Census and 2004 'Living in Wales' survey. The new indicator should be ready by early 2007 and will be provided at 'Super Output Area' level.

The HEES grant, solid-walled and ‘hard to treat’ maps are produced at Census Output Area level. Output Areas are small and typically contain around 125 households.