Select Committee on Environmental Audit Minutes of Evidence



Annex A

 

Table 1

COMPARISONS OF THE INDICATOR SETS DEVELOPED BY EACH COUNTRY

Headline Indicators with equivalents in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

 

SUMMARY:

   

Are there similar published

     

SD Indicators?

           

Indicator

           
   

Source of figures used in Headline Indicator

Scotland

Wales

Where UK figures aren't used: do these published indicators give an equivalent figure?

Are data available from the respective administrations?

             

H1

Economic Growth

UK

N

N

H2

Investment

UK

N

N

H3

Employment

UK

Y

Y

H4

Poverty & Social Exclusion

GB

Y

N

No—Scottish data are not comparable

N Ireland: data available for all except elderly fuel poverty.

H5

Education

UK

Y

Y

H6

Health

GB

N

Y

Yes—Wales: Life expectancy

N Ireland: data available for life expectancy not healthy life.

H7

Housing

England

N

Y

Yes—Wales: % of unfit dwellings

N Ireland: not available at present Scotland: not available Wales: data from 1998 only.

H8

Crime

England & Wales

Y

Y

Wales: yes—all indicators Scotland: only total crime figures

N Ireland: data available since 1998 Scotland: not available.

H9

Climate Change

UK

Y

Y

H10

Air Quality

UK

Y

Y

H11

Road Traffic

GB

Y

N

Scotland: roughly equivalent (vehicle km).

N Ireland: roughly equivalent (vehicle km).

H12

River Water Quality

UK

N

N

H13

Wildlife

UK

N

Y

H14

Land Use

England

N

N

N

N Ireland: not available Scotland: not available Wales: not available.

H15

Waste

UK

Y

Y

 


 
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