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.
Energy intensity is an indication of how much energy is used to produce one unit of economic output, based on Gross Value Added (GVA) in constant prices.
|Unit of measurement
Terajoules per million pounds (TJ/£ million)
Energy intensity is defined as the energy supplied to the economy per unit value of economic output.
No calculations were performed in the data acquisition of this indicator as appropriate data was readily available in the final format specified by this indicator.
Data is based on a UK resident basis. Estimates compiled on a residency basis include data relating to United Kingdom residents and United Kingdom-registered businesses, regardless of whether they are in the United Kingdom or overseas. Data relating to foreign visitors and foreign businesses in the United Kingdom are excluded.
As part of Blue Book 2022, the 2020 GVA data went through the supply use balancing process where output and intermediate consumption are accurately measured. Further information can be found in the Impact of Blue Book 2022 changes on gross domestic product publication.
Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated
|22 June 2023
|Metadata last updated
|22 June 2023