Environment

Key statistics relating to Cumbria’s environment can be found below.  To view these key statistics for smaller areas within the county (i.e. districts, electoral divisions, wards and LSOAs) please click on the ‘Maps’ and ‘Profiles’ options above and for more detailed briefings, summaries, resources, data sources, key documents and useful links, please visit our Further Information page.

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Cumbria - Environment - UTLA

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Cumbria - Environment - UTLA - Cumbria

Cumbria
Economic welfare and social wellbeing are closely linked to the quality of the environment. There are many ways to protect our environment by reducing pollution and waste, protecting natural areas and biodiversity, and enforcing regulations that keep our water and air clean. This report displays data relating to the environment in Cumbria.
Environment at a glance...
25%
Urban population
(2011)
21%
Households with no car/van
(2011)
4%
Households without central heating
(2011)
Rural-urban classification
#color:0xD1D0D5 England  Urban areas: 76.4 #color:0xD1D0D5 England  Rural areas and hub towns: 23.6 #color:0xD1D0D5 England  Rural areas: 17.6 #color:0x827676 North West  Urban areas: 86.1 #color:0x827676 North West  Rural areas and hub towns: 13.9 #color:0x827676 North West  Rural areas: 10.6 #color:0x0167BB Cumbria  Urban areas: 24.9 #color:0x0167BB Cumbria  Rural areas and hub towns: 75.1 #color:0x0167BB Cumbria  Rural areas: 53.6 Percentage of the population living in urban and rural areas for Cumbria for 2011
CumbriaNorth WestEngland
Count%Count%Count%
Rural areas267,81953.6747,98310.69,343,85617.6
Rural areas and hub towns375,52375.1980,81713.912,500,84823.6
Urban areas124,33524.96,071,36086.140,511,60876.4
The Rural-Urban Classification defines areas as rural if they are outside settlements with more than 10,000 resident population, and as urban if inside such settlements.
Number of cars or vans per household
#color:0xD1D0D5 England  No cars or vans: 25.8 #color:0xD1D0D5 England  4 or more cars or vans: 1.9 #color:0xD1D0D5 England  3 cars or vans: 5.5 #color:0xD1D0D5 England  2 cars or vans: 24.7 #color:0xD1D0D5 England  1 car or van: 42.2 #color:0x827676 North West  No cars or vans: 28 #color:0x827676 North West  4 or more cars or vans: 1.4 #color:0x827676 North West  3 cars or vans: 4.6 #color:0x827676 North West  2 cars or vans: 23.5 #color:0x827676 North West  1 car or van: 42.5 #color:0x0167BB Cumbria  No cars or vans: 21.4 #color:0x0167BB Cumbria  4 or more cars or vans: 2 #color:0x0167BB Cumbria  3 cars or vans: 5.8 #color:0x0167BB Cumbria  2 cars or vans: 26 #color:0x0167BB Cumbria  1 car or van: 44.8 Number of cars or vans per household in Cumbria for 2011
CumbriaNorth WestEngland
Count%Count%Count%
1 car or van99,38944.81,279,98442.59,301,77642.2
2 cars or vans57,79826707,39823.55,441,59324.7
3 cars or vans12,8255.8138,3714.61,203,8655.5
4 or more cars or vans4,452242,1291.4424,8831.9
No cars or vans47,57821.4841,667285,691,25125.8
Central heating breakdown
#color:0xD1D0D5 England  No central heating: 2.7 #color:0xD1D0D5 England  Two or more types of central heating: 4.1 #color:0xD1D0D5 England  Solid fuel (for example wood, coal) central heating: 0.7 #color:0xD1D0D5 England  Other central heating: 1.6 #color:0xD1D0D5 England  Oil central heating: 3.8 #color:0xD1D0D5 England  Gas central heating: 78.8 #color:0xD1D0D5 England  Electric (including storage heaters) central heating: 8.3 #color:0x827676 North West  No central heating: 3.1 #color:0x827676 North West  Two or more types of central heating: 3.6 #color:0x827676 North West  Solid fuel (for example wood, coal) central heating: 0.5 #color:0x827676 North West  Other central heating: 1.3 #color:0x827676 North West  Oil central heating: 1.7 #color:0x827676 North West  Gas central heating: 83.2 #color:0x827676 North West  Electric (including storage heaters) central heating: 6.7 #color:0x0167BB Cumbria  No central heating: 4 #color:0x0167BB Cumbria  Two or more types of central heating: 5.8 #color:0x0167BB Cumbria  Solid fuel (for example wood, coal) central heating: 2.2 #color:0x0167BB Cumbria  Other central heating: 0.9 #color:0x0167BB Cumbria  Oil central heating: 8.4 #color:0x0167BB Cumbria  Gas central heating: 71.9 #color:0x0167BB Cumbria  Electric (including storage heaters) central heating: 6.7 Household central heating in Cumbria for 2011
CumbriaNorth WestEngland
Count%Count%Count%
Electric (including storage heaters) central heating14,8516.7201,2756.71,828,5898.3
Gas central heating159,69471.92,503,70983.217,386,81378.8
Oil central heating18,7618.450,0191.7848,1453.8
Other central heating2,0180.939,1191.3357,9161.6
Solid fuel (for example wood, coal) central heating4,9402.213,7640.5149,6940.7
Two or more types of central heating12,8925.8108,6723.6897,6504.1
No central heating8,886492,9913.1594,5612.7
Mortality attributable to air pollution
#color:0xD1D0D5 England  Fraction of mortality attributable to particulate air pollution - Persons - 30+ yrs: 5.29 #color:0x827676 North West  Fraction of mortality attributable to particulate air pollution - Persons - 30+ yrs: 4.657 #color:0x0167BB Cumbria  Fraction of mortality attributable to particulate air pollution - Persons - 30+ yrs: 3.35 Fraction of mortality attributable to particulate air pollution for Cumbria for 2016
CumbriaNorth WestEngland
Fraction of mortality attributable to particulate air pollution - Persons - 30+ yrs3.44.75.3
Journey time to reach key services
#color:0x0167BB Cumbria  Average minimum journey time to reach 8 key services by bicycle: 20.5 #color:0x0167BB Cumbria  Average minimum journey time to reach 8 key services by public transport or walking: 25.9 #color:0x0167BB Cumbria  Average minimum journey time to reach 8 key services by car: 11.7 Average minimum journey time to reach 8 key services for Cumbria for 2016
Cumbria
Average minimum journey time to reach 8 key services by car11.7
Average minimum journey time to reach 8 key services by public transport or walking25.9
Average minimum journey time to reach 8 key services by bicycle20.5
Living Environment Deprivation Domain
#color:0xFFFF00 Decile 10, 23 (7.17 %) #color:0xF0FF30 Decile 9, 21 (6.54 %) #color:0xE0FF70 Decile 8, 20 (6.23 %) #color:0xE0FFA0 Decile 7, 25 (7.79 %) #color:0xC0E1B0 Decile 6, 26 (8.10 %) #color:0x90FFB0 Decile 5, 31 (9.66 %) #color:0x70FFD0 Decile 4, 29 (9.03 %) #color:0x40E0FF Decile 3, 41 (12.77 %) #color:0x2080FF Decile 2, 29 (9.03 %) #color:0x0000FF Decile 1, 76 (23.68 %) Proportion of LSOAs in Cumbria by IDACI Decile
The Indices of Deprivation 2015 ranks every small area (Lower Super Output Area) in England from 1 (most deprived) to 32,844 (least deprived). For larger areas we can look at the proportion of LSOAs within the area that lie within each decile. Decile 1 represents the most deprived 10% of LSOAs in England while decile 10 shows the least deprived 10% of LSOAs.

The Living Environment Deprivation Domain measures the quality of the local environment. The indicators fall into two sub-domains. The ‘indoors’ living environment measures the quality of housing; while the ‘outdoors’ living environment contains measures of air quality and road traffic accidents.
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