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					Regional Sustainable Development Indicators 2007

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Bird populations
Land use
Land recycling
Dwelling density
Emissions of air pollutants
River quality
Indicator        Bird populations
Title            Bird population indices (a) farmland birds (b) woodland birds
Source           Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, British Trust for Ornith
Units                     Farmland bird species (1994=100)
                   Year       NE          NW         YH          EM         WM        E          SE
                    1994         100          100        100        100        100       100        100
                    1995         105          104        107        109         99       101        103
                    1996         104          113        108        100         93        98          98
                    1997         106          108        103         95         91        90          97
                    1998           97         106         91         85         84        86          88
                    1999           98         100         90         91         82        91          83
                    2000           98          94         98         90         84        96          87
                    2001         100           97         97         91         86        95          88
                    2002         101           99         96         92         87        93          88
                    2003         108          105        100         91         95        90          88
                    2004         107          115        104         99         86        91          88
                    2005         105          108        104         94         85        95          85
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Change                          5%        8%        4%        -6%     -15%        -5%      -15%
First year                   1994-6    1994-6   1994-6     1994-6   1994-6     1994-6     1994-6
Last year                      2005      2005     2005       2005     2005       2005       2005
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Notes            For this indicator, survey methodology means that changes are not significant unless they are greater than 5 per cent
for the Protection of Birds, British Trust for Ornithology
                                    Woodland bird species (1994=100)
                          SW           NE           NW       YH        EM      WM        E         SE       SW
                              100          100         100     100       100     100         100     100      100
                               92          108         106     110       112      92         102      92       85
                              103          106         113     109       107      91         102      91       92
                              100          108         108     107        98     101          90      85       85
                               92          104         119     105        97     101          96      88       91
                               96          108         118     110       113     106         106      91       87
                              108          108         118     107       116      98         107      90       92
                              102          110         121     111       114      97         103      88       91
                               93          109         122     112       111      94          97      86       89
                               94          106         124     109       114      97         103      90       90
                               92          106         126     115       117      94         105      88       92
                               95          106         133     118       109     100         103      90       95

                               -5%         6%       33%       18%       9%        0%       3%      -10%        -5%
                            1994-6     1994-6    1994-6    1994-6    1994-6   1994-6   1994-6     1994-6   1994-6
                              2005       2005      2005      2005      2005     2005     2005       2005     2005
                      red            amber    green     green     green     amber    amber    red        amber

significant unless they are greater than 5 per cent
All bird species (1994=100)
    NE          NW        YH      EM      WM      E         L         SE      SW
        100        100      100     100     100       100       100     100     100
        111        109      111     109      95       105       101     101      93
        111        114      113     107      97       106       102      99     102
        110        110      109      99     100        95       100      96      93
        107        117      106      96      97        96        97      93      95
        109        115      109     106      99       104        99      95      95
        113        117      113     110      98       107       108      96      99
        113        118      115     110     100       105       108      96     101
        113        117      115     109     101       101       106      96      99
        113        120      114     105      99       101       109      95      95
        115        123      121     112      98       107       109      97     101
        113        124      119     107     101       106       109      97     106
Indicator   Land use
Title       Area covered by national parks and areas of outstanding beauty, estimated at March 2005
Source      Defra
Units
                                                       NE         NW         YH         EM         WM
            National parks ('000 ha)                     111        262        315           89         20
            Areas of outstanding beauty ('000 ha)        146        157         92           52        123
            Defined heritage coastline (kms)             138          6         80            0          0




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Notes       Some areas may be in more than one category.
            Figures may differ from those previously published due to redefinition or remeasurement of some National Parks a
 2005                                              Area covered by different land uses
                                                   Forestry Commission (woodland), ODPM (urban and suburban land), Defra (othe
                                                                                        Hectares
                 E         SE       SW      ENG                                            NE      NW
                      30      54      167    1,048 Grassland and rough grazing
                     112     636      712    2,035                                 1990   404,908 777,065
                     121      74      638    1,057                                 1995   393,269 761,619
                                                                                   2000   374,466 722,328
                                                                                   2001   398,363 756,305
                                                                                   2002   387,592 741,280
                                                                                   2003   387,156 752,078
                                                                                   2004   384,405 746,549
                                                                                   2005   390,428 753,536

                                                   Crops and bare fallow
                                                                                  1990     160,490    111,170
                                                                                  1995     145,108    106,382
                                                                                  2000     152,205    106,816
                                                                                  2001     142,310    113,525
                                                                                  2002     148,345    105,404
                                                                                  2003     145,468    108,160
                                                                                  2004     148,076    114,769
                                                                                  2005     149,336    113,701

                                                   Woodland
                                                                                1995-9     102,866     96,170

                                                   Other agricultural uses
                                                                                  1990       8,285     10,026
                                                                                  1995      29,233     19,368
                                                                                  2000      30,667     18,499
                                                                                  2001      40,975     23,549
                                                                                  2002      33,855     21,266
                                                                                  2003      35,759     21,305
                                                                                  2004      28,829     18,289
                                                                                  2005      30,878     20,534

                                                   Urban and suburban
                                                                                  1981      54,800    147,900
                                                                                  1991      57,200    153,100
                                                                                  2001      60,200    160,300




                                                   Grassland and rough grazing includes grassland over and under 5 years old and
ment of some National Parks and AONBs.             All except woodland and urban/suburban - these figures were produced from a d
                                                   All except woodland and urban/suburban - figures prior 2000 are for main holding
                                                   Urban areas are defined as areas with a population of 1,000 or more. Boundaries
and suburban land), Defra (other categories)

                YH          EM         WM           E        LON          SE         SW         ENG

               502,029     388,994    553,756    212,175       8,196    508,406   1,260,021   4,615,550
               489,097     366,973    514,810    200,732       6,619    460,978   1,198,978   4,393,075
               466,501     345,480    474,486    192,286       5,940    429,210   1,106,045   4,116,742
               493,317     359,998    494,977    200,901       6,180    449,072   1,155,144   4,314,256
               489,315     345,860    474,332    202,906       5,578    430,041   1,126,271   4,203,173
               492,600     355,463    495,968    212,843       5,756    450,047   1,164,029   4,315,938
               484,866     357,476    501,454    216,509       5,726    458,477   1,173,231   4,328,691
               494,692     361,465    503,570    221,475       5,824    477,070   1,195,045   4,403,106


               565,791     808,706    381,819   1,171,921      6,184    608,421     478,477   4,292,978
               504,954     726,765    355,684   1,039,960      5,128    540,453     466,081   3,890,514
               518,376     746,107    373,178   1,056,051      5,165    552,031     495,915   4,005,845
               488,027     694,516    357,968     993,846      4,864    524,546     495,797   3,815,398
               505,971     737,456    367,332   1,048,157      4,609    525,573     479,383   3,922,229
               499,679     720,028    356,946   1,014,213      4,404    515,216     470,837   3,834,951
               518,995     739,780    363,372   1,039,264      4,192    520,814     482,137   3,931,399
               514,194     730,756    363,152   1,031,040      4,398    521,534     487,377   3,915,487


                92,083      79,871     98,474    139,114       6,203    270,084     212,023 1,096,885


                18,217      25,438     18,710     55,315         665     48,719      40,210    225,584
                83,612     122,037     61,424    187,889       1,678    129,910      99,943    735,094
                75,951     109,850     58,400    165,747       1,447    116,247      96,670    673,479
               101,681     152,331     79,170    218,822       2,029    156,682     125,857    901,095
                79,816     116,075     62,355    175,693       1,420    119,979     100,158    710,616
                85,676     128,933     66,025    187,064       1,759    130,210     106,741    763,472
                65,228     102,959     54,949    154,499       1,772    113,075      93,103    632,701
                72,058     109,694     58,602    166,265       1,551    112,620      95,929    668,130


               108,600      87,300    116,300    115,700     129,500    179,100      96,100 1,035,500
               114,100      92,300    122,700    124,200     130,600    190,100     103,100 1,087,200
               121,000     100,900    129,200    134,900     130,500    205,100     116,700 1,158,900




 over and under 5 years old and sole right rough grazing. Common rough grazing land is not included.
 figures were produced from a dataset based on the 1998 boundaries of counties/unitary authorities.
 s prior 2000 are for main holdings only, all holdings are included from 2000 onwards.
ion of 1,000 or more. Boundaries of urban land are digitised for the ODPM by Ordnance Survey.
Indicator     Land recycling
Title         (a) New dwellings built on previously developed land or through conversions
Source        DCLG
Units                    Percentage of new dwellings
                  Year       NE          NW          YH         EM          WM         E        L
                    1994         52           57         50         37          49        56        83
                    1995         51           59         49         38          53        56        84
                    1996         53           65         51         37          50        53        82
                    1997         46           58         49         37          56        53        89
                    1998         48           62         51         35          54        54        92
                    1999         40           60         50         37          54        58        89
                    2000         47           67         57         42          55        53        89
                    2001         45           70         55         48          60        58        90
                    2002         56           72         63         54          67        58        91
                    2003         54           72         64         53          69        58        94
                    2004         60           77         72         52          71        60        94
                    2005         71           81         73         51          72        68        98
                    2006         71           83         67         64          77        63        88
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Change                           19           26         17         27          28         7         5
First year                     1994         1994       1994       1994        1994      1994      1994
Last year                      2006         2006       2006       2006        2006      2006      2006
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rsions



          SE        SW        ENG
               48        35         51
               54        37         54
               56        35         54
               54        34         53
               56        38         55
               62        39         56
               62        45         58
               65        48         60
               66        49         64
               63        58         65
               71        57         68
               70        60         71
               74        58         71

              26         23      20
            1994       1994    1994
            2006       2006    2006
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Indicator       Dwelling density
Title           Average density of new housing, 1994 to 2005
                DCLG
Source
Units                         Dwellings per hectare
                    Year        NE           NW        YH         EM        WM         E         L
                       1994           24         25         22         24        26        23         44
                       1995           24         25         22         22        24        22         48
                       1996           27         26         24         22        27        22         56
                       1997           27         25         22         23        27        22         51
                       1998           24         25         22         25        24        22         54
                       1999           24         25         22         22        26        22         56
                       2000           24         26         22         21        24        22         56
                       2001           26         27         22         22        27        22         48
                       2002           26         26         24         24        30        24         56
                       2003           30         35         31         27        33        30         75
                       2004           35         43         28         37        34        38         73
                       2005           39         41         40         39        35        38        102
                       2006           41         47         44         34        41        36         84
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Change                               17         22         22         10         15        13        40
First year                         1994       1994       1994       1994       1994      1994      1994
Last year                          2006       2006       2006       2006       2006      2006      2006
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 SE        SW        ENG
      22        25         24
      21        22         24
      23        24         25
      23        25         25
      23        25         25
      22        24         25
      24        25         25
      24        26         25
      26        30         27
      33        36         34
      44        39         39
      45        42         42
      38        41         40

     16         16      16
   1994       1994    1994
   2006       2006    2006
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Indicator Emissions of air pollutants
Title     NOx, PM10 and SO2 emissions, 1999
Source    Defra
Units                  Estimated emissions (tonnes), 1999
                Year         NE         NW          YH          EM          WM           E           L
                NOx          77,473    148,368     223,085     168,601     124,178     129,017      74,167
                PM10          7,571     12,755      16,710      14,211      13,431      14,754       4,617
                SO2          58,291     59,074     156,091     135,353      65,766      55,249       2,570
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Notes     These emissions figures are basically attributed to source region rather than 'end-user' region (e.g. electricity gener
                                    England
                 SE          SW
                                    & Wales
                219,482      93,108 1,358,203
                 17,552      14,203 127,315
                109,259      18,465 728,169




user' region (e.g. electricity generation emissions go where the power station is)
Indicator     River quality
Title         Rivers of good (a) biological (b) chemical quality, 1990 to 2006
Source        Environment agency
Units                     Biological river quality, percentage of rivers classified as 'good'
                 Year        NE        NW         YH       EM        WM          E        L        SE         SW
                    1990         69        44         56       40        48        58        11         67      81
                    1991
                    1992
                    1993
                    1994
                    1995         77        52         57       49        56        71        23         76       86
                    1996
                    1997
                    1998
                    1999
                    2000         80        44         57       58        57        81        30         76       86
                    2001
                    2002         80        48         59       57        54        81        30         77       87
                    2003         82        53         60       59        54        80        29         76       88
                    2004         82        55         65       61        55        77        27         78       88
                    2005         80        55         64       65        58        76        27         78       88
                    2006         79        56         64       66        59        74        21         77       89
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Change                         11.0      12.3        8.2     25.1      10.7      16.6      10.0      10.6        8.1
First year                    1990      1990       1990     1990      1990      1990      1990      1990       1990
Last year                     2006      2006       2006     2006      2006      2006      2006      2006       2006
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        Chemical river quality, percentage of rivers classified as 'good'
Eng       NE       NW         YH       EM        WM          E        L         SE         SW       Eng
   60        70        41        52       20         39        21       13           40      62        43


              73       53        54        30        44        28        17          50       70      51
              79       52        55        37        47        37        16          57       73      55
  66          81       53        53        41        47        40        17          54       74      55
              77       52        48        41        49        37        19          54       74      54
              79       56        46        38        47        26        15          48       73      52
              83       57        50        39        50        24        20          55       76      55
              85       60        56        50        56        28        26          58       78      59
  67          85       60        58        58        62        46        38          65       81      64
              83       60        57        65        66        55        37          64       81      66
  68          84       61        59        59        68        55        31          58       82      65
  69          84       61        58        54        56        39        34          59       80      62
  70          84       61        63        55        56        42        31          55       78      62
  71          84       63        63        59        59        46        37          61       79      64
  71          82       63        65        63        64        44        37          65       81      66

 11.3       12.0      21.8      13.1      42.5      24.6      22.9      23.6      25.1       19.5    22.7
1990       1990      1990      1990      1990      1990      1990      1990      1990       1990    1990
2006       2006      2006      2006      2006      2006      2006      2006      2006       2006    2006
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