Perceived energy consumption at home and in school/the office in Britain in 2014

This statistic shows how adults felt the energy consumption distributed between heating, lighting and power use at home or at school/the office in Great Britain in 2014. 42 percent of respondents said they believed heating the space and water used the most energy at home. Almost a third of those surveyed said they believed the lighting used up a substantial amount of energy at school/the office, whereas only 7 percent considered the lighting used up a lot of energy at home.

In each of the following locations, which uses the most energy?

School or officeHome
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Release date

September 2014


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

5-7 September, 2014

Number of respondents

2,058 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

Survey question worded as followd: "In each of the following locations, which uses the most energ; heating the space and water, lighting, power for electrical items excluding for cooking or power used for cooking? When answering, please assume the light given out by the bulbs is similar."

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