HOUSEHOLDS in Oxford use less electricity than average, new figures show.

However, the Energy Saving Trust said the Government is 'not providing enough financial support or advice' to help people consume electricity efficiently.

The latest Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy figures show the average household in Oxford consumed 3,806 kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2017 – 115 units less than Great Britain's average.

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A measure of one kilowatt-hour is the equivalent of 1,000 watts of electricity being consumed for one hour.

A household in Great Britain consumed an average of 3,921 kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2017, which was only a two per cent drop from the previous year.

Oxford, as well, saw only a one per cent drop in its consumption.

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A spokeswoman from the Energy Saving Trust said: "Governments can support and encourage households to cut their electricity use through continual improvements to minimum energy performance standards for new products and buildings, requiring landlords to install efficient heating, and through supporting information campaigns and independent advice services.

"They can also provide financial support to help people pay for improvements to their heating system and the insulation of their buildings."

There was significant regional variation in the average electricity consumed per household, as it is affected by many varying factors.

This includes the size of household, level of disposable income and whether the home and hot water are heated by electricity or another fuel.