Gas supplier choices in family households in Great Britain (UK) 2014

This statistic shows gas supplier distribution in households with children in Great Britain in 2014. 73 percent of respondents with children younger than 5 years old used one of the 'Big Six' energy suppliers, as did 81 percent of respondents with children aged between 5 and 10 years old in their household.

What type of energy supplier, if any, provides you with your gas and electricity?

YesAged under 5Aged 5-10Aged 11-15Aged 16-18No
A 'Big Six' energy supplier (e.g. British Gas, EDF Energy)80%73%81%82%84%72%
A supermarket brand energy supplier (e.g. M&S Energy, Sainsburry's Energy)7%9%6%6%6%8%
A non 'Big Six' energy company i.e. an independent energy supply company (e.g. Green Energy, Ecotricity, Good Energy)4%5%5%3%1%4%
I do not use this form of energy7%10%6%6%6%14%
Don't know2%3%2%3%2%5%
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Release date

February 2014


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

February 5 to February 7, 2014

Number of respondents

1,669 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

British adults

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

Base included all respondents responsible for paying bills.

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