Survey of socio-demographic data on energy practices: deliverable D3.1

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Christine Gaffney, Breffní Lennon, Paul O’Connor and Niall Dunphy

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This report is an initial mapping exercise examining the available information on socio-demographic factors, which influence energy behaviours and practices in six European countries: France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. It both catalogues and characterises the principal datasets available to researchers in each country, as well as indicating specific research projects that provide information on the socioeconomic and socio-demographic aspects of energy behaviour. The report aims to provide a baseline from which ENTRUST can proceed in developing a deepened understanding of how human behaviour around energy is shaped by both technological systems and socio demographic factors, in particular gender, age and socioeconomic status. It prepares the ground for the detailed analyses of energy-related behaviours, practices, perceptions and attitudes in the five communities of practice, which forms the substance of WP3.


Environmental Sociology, Demography, Surveys, Social Stratification and Social Behaviour



Energy System Transition Through Stakeholder Activation, Education and Skills Development - ENTRUST Project