UK Local Authority and Regional CO2 Emissions


This publication combines data from the UK’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory with data from a number of other sources, including local energy consumption statistics, to produce a nationally consistent set of carbon dioxide emissions estimates at local authority level from 2005 to 2014.

The data show emissions allocated on an “end-user” basis where emissions are distributed according to the point of energy consumption (or point of emission if not energy related). Except for the energy industry, emissions from the production of goods are assigned to where the production takes place. Therefore, emissions from the production of goods which are exported will be included, and emissions from the production of goods which are imported are excluded.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the main greenhouse gas, accounting for about 82 per cent of the UK greenhouse gas emissions in 2014. In recent years, increasing emphasis has been placed on the role of regional bodies and local government in contributing to energy efficiency improvements, and hence reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. The statistics are largely consistent with the UK national Greenhouse Gas Inventory and with the Devolved Administration Greenhouse Gas Inventories, but there are some minor methodological differences outlined in the methodology report


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Data Dictionary

Column Type Label Description
Region Name text
Second Tier Authority text
LAD14NM text
LAD14CD text
Year numeric
Industry and Commercial Electricity text
Industry and Commercial Gas text
Large Industrial Installations text
Industrial and Commercial Other Fuels text
Agriculture numeric
Industry and Commercial Total text
Domestic Electricity text
Domestic Gas text
Domestic Other Fuels numeric
Domestic Total text
Road Transport (A roads) text
Road Transport (Motorways) text
Road Transport (Minor roads) text
Diesel Railways text
Transport Other numeric
Transport Total text
LULUCF Net Emissions text
Grand Total text
Population (thousands mid-year estimate) text
Per Capita Emissions (t) numeric

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Data last updated October 2, 2017
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