Bringing Warmth to Wyndford ‘Maybe they didn’t believe us that we would actually do it …’ (Cube)
Sample characteristics • N interviewed=154 60% are 1-person households, 26%@2, 8%@3, 4%@4, 3%@5; • Persons in households: 215 (66% male; 34% female) • Interviewed at home between mid-October and mid-November 2012, interviews lasting between 30-45 minutes on average.
Characteristics Dwelling Length of residence Age of respondents Social class
Survey topics • Population & dwelling characteristics; • Current (pre-change) heating & methods of payment, • including spending on energy vis-à-vis income; • Coping with (lack of) heating; • State of health of household; • Hopes & expectations for new heating system.
Some surprises … • House satisfaction is • highest among those living there for one year (92%); • high among people in the multis (76%); • age and sex don’t vary much; • Heating dissatisfactionis • highest among those living there for 1 year; • living in the multis; • and younger people (no sex differences). • Long stayers, and those not living in multis, are most content with heating.
So does any of this matter?Yes it does …. • >80% say their house is a place where they feel safe; • And >80% that it’s a place where they feel at home… BUT As many as 25% say it is a place they want to get away from, And more than half (56%) that they would move house if they could. Why? There are pragmatic reasons moving to a bigger or smaller house, getting old etc, but the largest number – 22% - say they want to get out of the area.
And the proof of the pudding… is in the heating