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Theme: Agriculture and Environment

Key Publications

Statistical bulletin: UK Environmental Accounts, 2013 26-Jun-2013
The UK Environmental Accounts are satellite accounts to the main UK National Accounts and facilitate environmental-economic analyses, providing statistics on the environmental impact of UK economic activity. They include natural asset accounts (e.g. oil and gas reserves, forestry, land), physical flow accounts (e.g.greenhouse gas emissions, air pollutants, energy consumption, consumption of raw materials) and monetary accounts (e.g. environmental taxes, environmental protection expenditure).
Article: Measuring National Well-being, The Natural Environment 07-Nov-2012
The article is published as part of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Measuring National Well-being programme. The programme aims to produce accepted and trusted measures of the well-being of the nation – how the UK as a whole is doing. This article explores in more detail the aspects of the Natural Environment that are considered important for measuring National Well-being. It includes information on the environmental assets available to us, how they are used and the pressure that places on the natural environment.

Latest Summaries

Latest Publications

  • Measuring National Well-being: Life in the UK, 2014 18-Mar-2014
    A snapshot of well-being is provided across the 10 domains of well-being, together with a brief overview of international comparisons. The report is the second summary of life in the UK to be delivered by the Measuring National Well-being programme and will be updated annually.
  • National Well-being wheel of measures, September 2013 (Pdf 3754Kb) 24-Sep-2013
    The wheel contains all the domains of well-being and the measures contained within each one. In all cases the latest datapoint is shown. The wheel also contains the units of measurement as these vary depending on the indicator used.
  • UK Environmental Accounts, 2013 26-Jun-2013
    The UK Environmental Accounts are satellite accounts to the main UK National Accounts and facilitate environmental-economic analyses, providing statistics on the environmental impact of UK economic activity. They include natural asset accounts (e.g. oil and gas reserves, forestry, land), physical flow accounts (e.g.greenhouse gas emissions, air pollutants, energy consumption, consumption of raw materials) and monetary accounts (e.g. environmental taxes, environmental protection expenditure).
  • Information paper - Annual Business Survey (ABS): Exporters and importers in Great Britain, 2011 (Pdf 362Kb) 30-Apr-2013
    Information note
  • Climate Week – Changing Spending Patterns of Households, 2013 01-Mar-2013
    Article on changing spending patterns of households relating to climate week, 4-8 March 2013
  • Measuring National Well-being: Life in the UK, 2012 20-Nov-2012
    Measuring National Well-being: Life in the UK 2012 provides a unique overview of well-being in the UK today. The report is the first snapshot of life in the UK to be delivered by the Measuring National Well-being programme and will be updated and published annually. Well-being is discussed in terms of the economy, people and the environment. Information such as the unemployment rate or number of crimes against the person are presented alongside data on people’s thoughts and feelings, for example, satisfaction with our jobs or leisure time and fear of crime. Together, a richer picture on ‘how society is doing’ is provided

Key Data

Reference table: Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Industry and Gas, 1990-2011 (Excel sheet 204Kb) 26-Jun-2013
Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions including Carbon Dioxide, Methane, Nitrous Oxide, Hydro-fluorocarbons, Per-fluorocarbons and Sulphur Hexaflouride by 131 economic sectors
Reference table: Road Transport Emissions by Industry and Type, 1990-2011 (Excel sheet 15Kb) 26-Jun-2013
Emissions by pollutant including greenhouse gases and acid rain precursors
Reference table: Energy Bridging tables to DUKES, 1990-2011 (Excel sheet 28Kb) 26-Jun-2013
Relationship of National Accounts measure to Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES)
Reference table: Acid Rain Precursor Emissions by Industry and Gas, 1990-2011 (Excel sheet 199Kb) 26-Jun-2013
Total Acid Rain Precursor Emissions, Sulphur Dioxide, Nitrogen Oxide and Ammonia Emissions by 132 economic sectors

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