Average domestic consumption of electricity in the UK 2018, by region

In 2018, the average household domestic electricity consumption in the United Kingdom was highest in the Southwest of England, at 4,153 kilowatt hours. In comparison, consumption in the North East of England amounted to 3,231 kilowatt hours, the lowest consumption of all regions.

End user consumption
  From 1970 to 2005, domestic electricity consumption increased significantly. However, since 2005 consumption decreased from approximately 125.7 terawatt hours to 105 terawatt hours in 2018. Despite this decline, domestic consumption was consistently higher than industrial user consumption, the latest amounted to 93.2 terawatt hours in 2018.

Projections show an increase

Electricity consumption from all electricity suppliers in the UK has seen a dramatic decrease, and in 2019 fell to approximately 306.6 terawatt hours. Although consumption has been in decline, projections show that it is expected to see a recovery over the following two decades, with consumption in 2035 reaching similar levels those seen in 2005.

Average domestic electricity consumption per household in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018* (in KWh*), by region

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Release date

December 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

*Household figures are based on various sources.

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