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Table 1 Demographic and property characteristics of scheme beneficiaries

From: “It’s changed my life not to have the continual worry of being warm” – health and wellbeing impacts of a local fuel poverty programme: a mixed-methods evaluation

  Scheme beneficiaries N = 149 (%) Beneficiaries who completed pre and post WEMWBS N = 78 (%) Beneficiaries who participated in the interview N = 23 (%)
Gendera
 Male 47 (32) 22 (28.6) 5 (21.7)
 Female 100 (68) 55 (71.4) 18 (78.3)
Ethnicitya
 White British 125 (96.9) 64 (97) 23 (100)
 Other 4 (3.2) 2 (3)  
Employment status
 Employed full time 5 (3.4) 2 (2.6) 1 (4.3)
 Employed part time 6 (4.0) 2 (2.6) 0 (0)
 Unemployed 87 (58.4) 45 (57.7) 10 (43.5)
 Self-employed 2 (1.3) 2 (2.6) 1 (4.3)
 Retired 49 (32.9) 27 (34.6) 11 (47.8)
Property type
 Bungalow 8 (5.4) 7 (9) (0)
 Flat/Maisonette 99 (66.4) 50 (64.1) 16 (69.6)
 House 42 (28.2) 21 (26.9) 7 (30.4)
Occupantsa
 1 82 (55.4) 45 (57.7) 18 (78.3)
 2 38 (25.7) 19 (24.4) 4 (17.4)
 3 16 (10.8) 6 (7.7) 0
 4 8 (5.4) 8 (10.3) 0
 5+ 4 (2.7) 1 (4.3)
Tenure
 Owner occupier 58 (38.9) 32 (41) 15 (65.1)
 Privately rented 91 (61.1) 46 (59) 8 (34.8)
Detachment type
 Terraced 92 (61.7) 45 (57.7)
 End of terrace 15 (10.1) 10 (12.8)
 Semi-detached 26 (17.4) 14 (17.9)
 Detached 14 (9.4) 8 (10.3)
 Other 2 (1.3) 1 (1.3)
Number of storeys
 1 99 (66.4) 54 (69.2)
 2 35 (23.5) 19 (24.4)
 3 13 (8.7) 4 (5.1)
 4 2 (1.3) 1 (1.3)
Main fuel type
 Electric 43 (28.9) 25 (32.1) 2 (8.7)
 Gas 104 (69.8) 53 (67.9) 21 (91.3)
 Oil 2 (1.3) 0
No working boiler 103 (69.1) 53 (67.9)
Rooms with no heating 68 (45.6) 34 (43.6)
  1. Note. amissing data (N ranges for full sample from 129 to 148), − not measured in participants who took part in interviews. On occasions the percentages may not add up to 100% precisely due to the rounding up or down of decimal places