What is the average gas usage in the UK?

Choosing the right energy supplier depends heavily on the amount of gas you use per year. This is why it’s important to have a clear overview of your gas usage. An average household in the UK uses about 17,000 kilowatt (kWh) gas per year. The average gas and electricity costs of a family in the UK is about £1264 per year.



What is the average gas usage per household?

The average gas usage doesn’t depend that much on the number of people per household, but more on the number of bedrooms per property. In the table below you’ll find the average gas usage per number of bedrooms:

 Number of bedrooms at property   Average gas consumption (kWh) 
 1  10,000
 2  15,000
 3  25,000
 4  29,000
 5 or more  add 2,500 kWh per room

Is our gas usage increasing?

No it isn’t. The average gas usage in the UK has decreased 20% over the past 10 years. This decrease is due to the introduction of energy rating scales for properties, more efficient gas boilers and increasing public awareness of environmental issues. 

Is the gas price in the UK higher or lower than in other countries?

The price for gas in the UK is lower than the worldwide average. In the EU only Finland has a lower gas price than the UK. The gas prices in Greece and Denmark are the highest.

See besides average gas usage also: 
Average Water Usage 
Average Electricity Usage
Average Energy Bill