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Source: World Bank (WB)

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

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Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)


Access to electricity is the percentage of population with access to electricity. Electrification data are collected from industry, national surveys and international sources.

Available disaggregations


Other information

The Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Global Tracking Framework Report (2013) provides more details on the suggested methodology for tracking access to energy. Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

Data last updated 03 December 2021
Metadata last updated 03 December 2021

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Proportion of population with access to electricity

Target name

By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

World Bank (WB)

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World Bank (WB)



Earliest available data


Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date 21 July 2021
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