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Key Findings

In 2001, the South West:

  • Consumed 93,760 GWh of energy (including renewable energy)
    • 49% was gas and 35% was electricity.
  • Consumed 48 million tonnes of materials and products.
  • Mining & quarrying materials (such as sand and clay) accounted for 76% of material production.
  • Manufactured over 17 million tonnes of finished products and consumed approximately 26 million tonnes of products.
  • Produced 6.9 million tonnes of food and consumed 3.4 million tonnes of food.
  • Generated 20.3 million tonnes of waste, of which:
    • 2.6 million tonnes were Municipal Solid Waste (MSW).
    • 5.1 million tonnes were Commercial & Industrial (C&I).
    • 12.6 million tonnes were Construction & Demolition (C&D).
  • Residents travelled an estimated 56 billion passenger kilometres (pass-km)
    • 82% was by car and 5% air.
  • Consumed an estimated 3 million megalitres (Ml) of water
    • 60% of public water supply was consumed by households.
  • Total physical land area was 2.3 million hectares (ha), of which 50% was grassland.
  • Generated 27 million tonnes of emissions to air, of which:
    • 98% was carbon dioxide
    • 45% was associated with road transport.
  • Generated nearly half a tonne of waste for every tonne of resources consumed by the economy.