Yorkshire and The Humber had the highest increase in the number of new homes completed between 2009/10 and 2010/11.
Nearly 9,500 permanent dwellings were completed in 2010/11, an increase of 8.5 per cent compared with 2009/10. This compared with a decrease of 7.2 per cent for the whole of England. Between 2001 and 2011 the total stock of dwellings in the region increased by 6.5 per cent (139,000), below the England average of 7.6 per cent and one of the smallest increases of the nine English regions.
The region had the second largest reduction in CO2 emissions per resident since 2005, at 15.6 per cent, after the North East (28.3 per cent). Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per resident in Yorkshire and The Humber stood at 8.7 tonnes in 2010, compared with the UK average of 7.6 tonnes.
The sector contributing the most to emissions in the region is industry and commerce. Notably, North Lincolnshire contributed 35 per cent to regional industry and commerce emissions. Total CO2 emissions per resident in this unitary authority were nearly seven times the regional average at 56.4 tonnes per resident.
In 2010/11 the proportion of household waste recycled or composted was 39.5 per cent, the third lowest figure of any region. This compares with 41.5 per cent for England as a whole. At a local level, the household recycling rate ranged from 31.1 per cent in Kirklees to 51.9 per cent in Ryedale.
The North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks are contained mainly within North Yorkshire. Together they cover a larger proportion of the region’s area (20 per cent) than National Parks in any other English region.
Source: Office for National Statistics
Notes and sources:
Total housing stock estimates between 2002 and 2011 will be adjusted once the 2011 Census dwelling count is available. Dwelling stock and house building data are from the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are measured according to the point of energy consumption. CO2 emissions data are from the Department for Energy Climate and Change.
Waste and recycling data are from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Designated areas data are from Natural England.
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