Noise statistics

Round 1 noise exposure statistics reported to Europe

The data submitted by Scotland to the commission as required under Article 10(2) of the Environmental Noise Directive (2002/49/EC) was submitted by the Scottish Government on the 19th December 2007.

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Population exposure

The number of people exposed to the different noise levels from each source within the agglomeration has been estimated. Population exposure for noise sources mapped per the Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC (END) are shown below:

Noise source / Noise level Lden > = 55 (dB) Lden > = 65 (dB) Lden > = 75 (dB) Lnight > = 50 (dB) Lnight > = 60 (dB) Lnight > = 70 (dB)
All mapped roads within Edinburgh 220,300 111,600 2,400 172,100 53,000 200
All mapped roads within Glasgow 533,800 171,100 3,900 374,100 43,300 1,000
All mapped roads outside agglomerations 191,000 44,600 1,600 115,900 20,200 100
All mapped roads 945,100 327,300 7,900 662,100 116,500 1,300
Major roads Edinburgh 54,700 25,400 800 37,500 14,500 0
Major roads Glasgow 261,200 65,800 3,300 158,400 27,900 1,000
Major roads outside agglomerations 191,000 44,600 1,600 115,900 20,200 100
All major roads 506,900 135,800 5,700 311,800 62,600 1,100
All mapped railways within Edinburgh 44,600 16,900 1,900 35,900 12,200 600
All mapped railways within Glasgow 123,400 30,000 2,300 89,800 19,600 1,500
All mapped railways outside agglomerations 20,500 5,700 100 14,300 3,300 0
All mapped railways 188,500 52,600 4,300 140,000 35,100 2,100
Major railways Edinburgh 16,500 6,400 700 12,600 3,900 300
Major railways Glasgow 44,200 10,700 200 32,100 6,800 0
Major railways outside agglomerations 20,500 5,700 100 14,000 3,300 0
All major railways 81,200 22,800 1000 59,000 14,300 300
Industrial Edinburgh 100,800 5,800 0 91,500 5,400 0
Industrial Glasgow 316,000 64,700 700 113,800 6,900 0
All industrial 416,800 70,500 700 205,300 12,300 0
Aberdeen airport 16,400 200 0 3,400 0 0
Edinburgh airport (Inside the agglomeration) 3,900 100 0 2,400 0 0
Edinburgh airport (Outside the agglomeration) 8,500 400 0 900 0 0
Glasgow airport (Inside the agglomeration) 63,500 400 0 24,700 0 0
Glasgow airport (Outside the agglomeration) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Prestwick airport 4,100 100 0 3,000 100 0
All airport 96,400 1,200 0 34,400 100 0
Consolidated Edinburgh 346,100 163,700 8,000 249,100 77,800 800
Consolidated Glasgow 839,200 248,800 7,400 553,800 87,300 2100
All Consolidated 1,185,300 412,500 15,400 802,900 165,100 2,900

Updated 18 December 2008