CO2 emissions in Salford

How do Salford residents contribute to climate change?

We all contribute to the amount of CO2 that is released into the atmosphere. Simple things like making unnecessary car journeys, not switching off lights and leaving the TV on standby all have an impact on the environment. The amount of CO2 each person releases into the atmosphere is known their 'carbon footprint'.

Local authority (LA) CO2 emissions estimates 2005-2015 (kt CO2) – Within the scope of the LA

 Year Industry and commercial Domestic Transport Grand total  Population ('000s) Per capita emissions (tonnes)
2005 597.1 545.4 345.5 1,488.0 219.5 6.8
2006 592.8 545.1 336.2 1,474.2 221.9 6.6
2007 539.9 533.3 335.1 1,408.3 223.5 6.3
2008 548.6 532.2 321.1 1,401.8 226.8 6.2
2009 462.3 482.7 313.0 1,258.0 228.9 5.5
2010 513.4 512.2 306.4 1,332.0 231.8 5.7
2011 431.4 449.3 300.3 1,181.0 234.5 5.0
2012 489.8 482.2 293.4 1,265.4 237.1 5.3
2013 460.5 467.7 286.3 1,214.6 239.0 5.1
2014 353.9 386.5 285.6 1,025.9 242.0 4.2
2015 307.7 377.6 287.1 972.3 245.6 4.0

On average, each person in Salford produces a total greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 4 tonnes of CO2 per year, down from 6.8 tonnes in 2005.

Breakdown of CO2 emissions by sector (2015 latest figures)

Sector CO2 emissions in Kilotonnes
Industry and commercial 307.7
Domestic 377.6
Transport 287.1

Salford's CO2 emissions are 972.3 kilotonnes per year.

  • 32% of Salford's CO2 emissions are from factories, offices and shops
  • 39% of Salford's emissions are from households
  • 30% of Salford's emissions are from cars, lorries, vans and buses

This page was last updated on 15 May 2018