Statistical data set

ENV02 - Air quality statistics

An annual update of data on concentrations of major air pollutants in the UK.

This data set contains data on the concentrations of major air pollutants as measured by the Automatic Urban and Rural Network (AURN).

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Particulate matter (PM10) concentrations in the UK, 1992 to 2019

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Particulate matter (PM2.5) concentrations in UK, 2009 to 2019

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Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations in the UK, 1990 to 2019

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Ozone (O3) concentrations in UK, 1987 to 2019

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Number of days when air pollution is moderate or higher in the UK, 2010 to 2019 (detailed site data)

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Table 1 Annual mean concentrations of NO2 in the UK from 1990 to 2019 at roadside, urban background and rural background monitoring sites (CSV, 4.17KB)

Table 2 Mean hours when NO2 pollution is moderate or higher for roadside monitoring sites from 1997 to 2019 (CSV, 5.99KB)

Table 3 Weekday mean NO2 concentration at roadside, urban background and rural background monitoring sites in 2019 (CSV, 1.23KB)

Table 4 Hourly mean NO2 concentration at roadside, urban background and rural background monitoring sites in 2019 (CSV, 4.44KB)

Table 5 Annual mean concentrations of PM10 in the UK from 1992 to 2019 at urban background and roadside monitoring sites (CSV, 2.84KB)

Table 6 Annual concentrations of PM2.5 in the UK, from 2009 to 2019 at urban background and roadside monitoring sites (CSV, 1.25KB)

Table 7 Annual mean hours when PM10 pollution was moderate or higher, for roadside monitoring sites from 1997 to 2019 (CSV, 6.46KB)

Table 8 Annual mean hours when PM10 pollution was moderate or higher, for urban background monitoring sites from 1992 to 2019 (CSV, 8.99KB)

Table 9 Annual mean hours when PM2.5 pollution was moderate or higher, for roadside monitoring sites from 2009 to 2019 (CSV, 3.35KB)

Table 10 Annual mean hours when PM2.5 pollution was moderate or higher, for urban background monitoring sites from 2009 to 2019 (CSV, 3.71KB)

Table 11 Monthly mean PM2.5 concentration at roadside and urban background sites in 2019 (CSV, 1.37KB)

Table 12 Hourly mean PM2.5 concentration at roadside and urban background monitoring sites in 2019 (CSV, 2.96KB)

Table 13 Annual mean concentrations of O3 in the UK from 1987 to 2019 at urban background and rural background monitoring sites (CSV, 3.4KB)

Table 14 Mean hours when O3 pollution is moderate or higher for rural background sites from 1987 to 2019 (CSV, 9.82KB)

Table 15 Mean hours when O3 pollution is moderate or higher for urban background sites from 1992 to 2019 (CSV, 8.17KB)

Table 16 Monthly mean daily maximum 8-hour mean concentrations of O3 in the UK in 2019 at rural background and urban background monitoring sites (CSV, 1.4KB)

Table 17 Average days per site of moderate or higher air pollution across all air pollutants split between urban and rural background monitoring sites (CSV, 266Bytes)

Table 18 Average days per sites of moderate or higher air pollution split by air pollutant (including sulphur dioxide) at urban sites (CSV, 359Bytes)

Table 19 Average days per sites of moderate or higher air pollution split by air pollutant (including sulphur dioxide) at rural background sites (CSV, 474Bytes)

Table 20 Daily Air Quality Index (ODS, 5.51KB)

Published 25 April 2013
Last updated 23 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. Table 20 amended and republished.

  2. New annual publication includes 2019 data.

  3. Figures for 2018 published

  4. Data tables associated with annual release

  5. New data for air quality in 2016 available.

  6. Annual update.

  7. new figures for 2014 published

  8. 2013 detailed data updated

  9. air quality statistics 2012 - updated tables

  10. First published.