The Northern Ireland Environment


The Northern Ireland Environmental Statistics Report contains environmental indicators focusing on eight key themes: Demographics & Public Opinion, Air & Climate, Water, Marine, Land, Biodiversity, Built Heritage and Waste. Each section contains the most recently available data at the time of publication for each indicator. Most provide data on trends over time and, where applicable, performance against quantified targets.

The indicators show changes in a variety of aspects affecting our environment. They help to demonstrate our changing attitude towards the environment, show trends in the status of our natural habitats and species, present the quality of our drinking and bathing waters, examine our air quality, as well as analysing the trend in the quantity of waste produced.

Some key points from the report include:

More information

Official statistical information on the environnment comes from the Department of the Environment Statistics Branch website which gives an overview of Northern Ireland environmental statistics.

Other key sources

Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Northern Ireland Environment Agency
Northern Ireland Air Quality
European Environment Agency
GOV.UK Statistics (Environment Topic)

Some environmental statistics can also be obtained from the Northern Ireland Neighbourhood Information Service website by clicking here