This theme includes headline indicators for domestic fuel consumption, households experiencing fuel poverty and waste, recycling and the physical environment.

Tackling climate change continues to be a core policy driver at both national and local government level.

The Climate Change Act 2008 imposes legally binding targets of an 80% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and a reduction in emissions of at least 34% by 2020.

Reducing waste sent to landfill is a national issue in both environmental and resource terms. Local authorities are being encouraged at a national and regional level to address this by increasing the recycling and re-use of waste.

 

 

Air Pollution Mortality

5.1%
annual mortality rate attributed to particulate air pollution; in adults aged 30+

 
Source: PHE (2015)
#color:0xD1D0D5 England 2015: 4.7% #color:0xD1D0D5 England 2014: 5.1% #color:0xD1D0D5 England 2013: 5.3% #color:0xD1D0D5 England 2012: 5.1% #color:0xD1D0D5 England 2011: 5.4% #color:0xD1D0D5 England 2010: 5.6% #color:0x827676 London 2015: 5.6% #color:0x827676 London 2014: 6.5% #color:0x827676 London 2013: 6.7% #color:0x827676 London 2012: 6.6% #color:0x827676 London 2011: 7.2% #color:0x827676 London 2010: 7.2% #color:0x0167BB Croydon 2015: 5.1% #color:0x0167BB Croydon 2014: 5.7% #color:0x0167BB Croydon 2013: 6.1% #color:0x0167BB Croydon 2012: 5.9% #color:0x0167BB Croydon 2011: 6.4% #color:0x0167BB Croydon 2010: 6.5% #color:0xD1D0D5 England 2015: 4.7% #color:0xD1D0D5 England 2014: 5.1% #color:0xD1D0D5 England 2013: 5.3% #color:0xD1D0D5 England 2012: 5.1% #color:0xD1D0D5 England 2011: 5.4% #color:0xD1D0D5 England 2010: 5.6% #color:0x827676 London 2015: 5.6% #color:0x827676 London 2014: 6.5% #color:0x827676 London 2013: 6.7% #color:0x827676 London 2012: 6.6% #color:0x827676 London 2011: 7.2% #color:0x827676 London 2010: 7.2% #color:0x0167BB Croydon 2015: 5.1% #color:0x0167BB Croydon 2014: 5.7% #color:0x0167BB Croydon 2013: 6.1% #color:0x0167BB Croydon 2012: 5.9% #color:0x0167BB Croydon 2011: 6.4% #color:0x0167BB Croydon 2010: 6.5% Annual all-cause mortality attributable to particulate air pollution in those aged 30+ in Croydon

Vehicle Ownership

33.5%
of households have no car

 
Source: ONS Census 2011
#color:0xAC1E43 No cars or vans England: 25.8% #color:0x77BA40 4 or more cars or vans England: 1.9% #color:0xE4CB68 3 cars or vans England: 5.5% #color:0xE2785C 2 cars or vans England: 24.7% #color:0x1F6BB1 1 car or van England: 42.2% #color:0xAC1E43 No cars or vans London: 41.6% #color:0x77BA40 4 or more cars or vans London: 0.9% #color:0xE4CB68 3 cars or vans London: 2.9% #color:0xE2785C 2 cars or vans London: 14% #color:0x1F6BB1 1 car or van London: 40.5% #color:0xAC1E43 No cars or vans Croydon: 33.5% #color:0x77BA40 4 or more cars or vans Croydon: 1.3% #color:0xE4CB68 3 cars or vans Croydon: 3.8% #color:0xE2785C 2 cars or vans Croydon: 17.8% #color:0x1F6BB1 1 car or van Croydon: 43.6% Car/Van ownership per household

Central Heating

2.9%
of households have no central heating
 
Source: ONS Census 2011
#color:0xD1D0D5 Does not have central heating 2011 England: 2.7% #color:0x827676 Does not have central heating 2011 London: 2.8% #color:0x0167BB Does not have central heating 2011 Croydon: 2.9% Households with no central heating