Interesting isn't it, what the national average is in comparison with us people who consider themselves frugal.
I have been shopping about on uswitch and moneysupermarket.com today to get my gas and electricity settled (taken me a month, but I needed to get used to things.). It started out by giving me a choice of 3 buttons, low user, medium user and high user. I duly pressed low user and continued putting in my answers. It then, is it's wisdom gave me prices starting at £750 a year. Now, this couldn't be right could it? In my last home, I had my usage down to a fine art and was paying £33 per month for them combined. Anyhow, after a lot of messing about I did the sensible thing which was to work out how much gas and electricity I actually use a year and it came out as 1300 kwh for Electricty and 3350 for gas. This is a preceise figure of how much I used in 2011. Now I realise that I am in a different address now, but the needs are similar, I don't leave lights on or heat unduly etc. so I am hoping that the usage will be similar. That gave me the figures of, guess what, £33 per month.
I find it very interesting that their idea of low user is using exactly twice what I use.
Perhaps they should add some categories to their choice such as:
very low user
very very low user
very very very low user
saving the planet user
not wasting a penny user