Environment

Environment

Key statistics relating to the environment in Cambridgeshire as a whole can be found below.  To view these key statistics for smaller areas within the county (i.e. districts, wards and LSOAs) please click on  ‘Reports’ option above. Both the Reports and the Maps are interactive so we would encourage you to have a play.

Please note that we have released a range of datasets relating to the environment including air quality levels, vehicle usage, cycle counts and tree stock on our Open Data portal.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Environment Overview Report

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
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 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
Environment at a glance...
47%
Urban population
(2011)
19%
Households with no car/van
(2011)
2%
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 East of England  Urban areas: 61.4 #color:0x827676 East of England  Rural areas and hub towns: 38.6 #color:0x827676 East of England  Rural areas: 28.9 #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  Urban areas: 47.3 #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  Rural areas and hub towns: 52.7 #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  Rural areas: 39.1 Percentage of the population living in urban and rural areas for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough for 2011
Cambridgeshire and PeterboroughEast of EnglandEngland
Count%Count%Count%
Rural areas314,38539.11,690,14928.99,343,85617.6
Rural areas and hub towns423,97352.72,259,43638.612,500,84823.6
Urban areas380,86847.33,587,52961.440,511,60876.4
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 East of England  No cars or vans: 18.5 #color:0x827676 East of England  4 or more cars or vans: 2.6 #color:0x827676 East of England  3 cars or vans: 6.9 #color:0x827676 East of England  2 cars or vans: 29.1 #color:0x827676 East of England  1 car or van: 42.9 #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  No cars or vans: 19.1 #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  4 or more cars or vans: 2.4 #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  3 cars or vans: 6.5 #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  2 cars or vans: 29.1 #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  1 car or van: 42.9 Number of cars or vans per household in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough for 2011
Cambridgeshire and PeterboroughEast of EnglandEngland
Count%Count%Count%
1 car or van139,58442.91,039,67742.99,301,77642.2
2 cars or vans94,68229.1703,96829.15,441,59324.7
3 cars or vans21,2826.5166,4266.91,203,8655.5
4 or more cars or vans7,7162.463,6062.6424,8831.9
No cars or vans62,00019.1449,35818.55,691,25125.8
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 East of England  No central heating: 2 #color:0x827676 East of England  Two or more types of central heating: 4.1 #color:0x827676 East of England  Solid fuel (for example wood, coal) central heating: 0.6 #color:0x827676 East of England  Other central heating: 1.1 #color:0x827676 East of England  Oil central heating: 8.5 #color:0x827676 East of England  Gas central heating: 74.5 #color:0x827676 East of England  Electric (including storage heaters) central heating: 9.2 #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  No central heating: 1.8 #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  Two or more types of central heating: 4 #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  Solid fuel (for example wood, coal) central heating: 0.6 #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  Other central heating: 1.1 #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  Oil central heating: 9.5 #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  Gas central heating: 74.9 #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  Electric (including storage heaters) central heating: 8.1 Household central heating in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough for 2011
Cambridgeshire and PeterboroughEast of EnglandEngland
Count%Count%Count%
Electric (including storage heaters) central heating26,3878.1223,5329.21,828,5898.3
Gas central heating243,60974.91,806,19674.517,386,81378.8
Oil central heating30,8159.5205,6968.5848,1453.8
Other central heating3,5031.125,5251.1357,9161.6
Solid fuel (for example wood, coal) central heating1,9820.615,0040.6149,6940.7
Two or more types of central heating13,007498,3714.1897,6504.1
No central heating5,9611.848,7112594,5612.7
Living Environment Deprivation Domain
#color:0xFFFF00 Decile 10, 56 (11.50 %) #color:0xF0FF30 Decile 9, 78 (16.02 %) #color:0xE0FF70 Decile 8, 67 (13.76 %) #color:0xE0FFA0 Decile 7, 62 (12.73 %) #color:0xC0E1B0 Decile 6, 50 (10.27 %) #color:0x90FFB0 Decile 5, 48 (9.86 %) #color:0x70FFD0 Decile 4, 47 (9.65 %) #color:0x40E0FF Decile 3, 32 (6.57 %) #color:0x2080FF Decile 2, 34 (6.98 %) #color:0x0000FF Decile 1, 13 (2.67 %) Proportion of LSOAs in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough 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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