Summary AQMA data

A summary of AQMAs is shown below.

Current AQMAs by Pollutant

Pollutant England Wales Scotland N. Ireland London
Benzene          
Nitrogen dioxide NO2 518 44 29 17 33
Particulate Matter PM10 39 1 21 3 28
Sulphur dioxide SO2 6   1    

Note this table does not provide a total count for the number of AQMAs declared. It is a count of the number of AQMAs declared for each pollutant. For example where an AQMA has been declared for both NO2 and PM10 it will have two entries in the above table.

Current AQMAs by Pollutant and Objective Declared

Pollutant Objective Declared England Wales Scotland N. Ireland London
Benzene Annual Mean 2010 England and Wales          
Nitrogen dioxide NO2 1-hour and Annual Mean 23 1 3 1 8
Nitrogen dioxide NO2 1-Hour Mean     1    
Nitrogen dioxide NO2 Annual Mean 497 43 25 16 25
Particulate Matter PM10 24-Hour Mean 34 1   1 21
Particulate Matter PM10 Annual and 24-Hour Mean 3     2 7
Particulate Matter PM10 Annual Mean 2        
Particulate Matter PM10 Scotland Annual and 24-Hour Mean     5    
Particulate Matter PM10 Scotland Annual Mean     16    
Sulphur dioxide SO2 15-Minute and 1-Hour and 24-Hour Mean 1        
Sulphur dioxide SO2 15-Minute and 24-Hour Mean          
Sulphur dioxide SO2 15-Minute Mean 5   1    

Revoked AQMAs by Pollutant

Pollutant England Wales Scotland N. Ireland London
Benzene 1        
Nitrogen dioxide NO2 177 8 1 14 6
Particulate Matter PM10 22   1 14 3
Sulphur dioxide SO2 8     1  

Revoked AQMAs by Pollutant and Objective Declared

Pollutant Objective Declared England Wales Scotland N. Ireland London
Benzene Annual Mean 2010 England and Wales 1        
Nitrogen dioxide NO2 1-hour and Annual Mean 6 1     1
Nitrogen dioxide NO2 1-Hour Mean     1    
Nitrogen dioxide NO2 Annual Mean 171 7   14 5
Particulate Matter PM10 24-Hour Mean 18     10 3
Particulate Matter PM10 Annual and 24-Hour Mean 3     4  
Particulate Matter PM10 Annual Mean 1        
Particulate Matter PM10 Scotland Annual Mean     1    
Sulphur dioxide SO2 15-Minute and 1-Hour and 24-Hour Mean 4        
Sulphur dioxide SO2 15-Minute and 24-Hour Mean 1        
Sulphur dioxide SO2 15-Minute Mean 3     1  

Current AQMAs by Source

For England

Source № of Current AQMAs by Source
Road transport unspecified 206
County or Unitary Authority Road 181
Mixture of road types 73
Highways Agency Road 46
Transport and Industrial Source 10
Industrial Source 8
Transport, Industrial and domestic sources 5
Not Defined 1
Domestic Heating 1
Railways 1

For Wales

Source № of Current AQMAs by Source
County or Unitary Authority Road 20
Road transport unspecified 16
Mixture of road types 7
Highways Agency Road 1
Industrial Source 1

For Scotland

Source № of Current AQMAs by Source
Road transport unspecified 29
County or Unitary Authority Road 4
Transport and Industrial Source 2
Transport, Industrial and domestic sources 2
Mixture of road types 2
Not Defined 1
Industrial Source 1

For N. Ireland

Source № of Current AQMAs by Source
Road transport unspecified 15
Not Defined 2
Domestic Heating 1
Mixture of road types 1

For London

Source № of Current AQMAs by Source
Road transport unspecified 26
Transport and Industrial Source 4
Mixture of road types 2
County or Unitary Authority Road 1

Revoked AQMAs by Source

For England

Source № of Revoked AQMAs by Source
Road transport unspecified 90
County or Unitary Authority Road 52
Mixture of road types 31
Industrial Source 12
Highways Agency Road 9
Transport and Industrial Source 5
Not Defined 1
Domestic Heating 1

For Wales

Source № of Revoked AQMAs by Source
Road transport unspecified 5
County or Unitary Authority Road 2
Highways Agency Road 1

For Scotland

Source № of Revoked AQMAs by Source
County or Unitary Authority Road 1
Domestic Heating 1

For N. Ireland

Source № of Revoked AQMAs by Source
Road transport unspecified 13
Domestic Heating 10
Mixture of road types 1

For London

Source № of Revoked AQMAs by Source
Road transport unspecified 6