London population exposed to toxic air 2016, by age group

This statistic displays the number of Great London's population that are living in areas that exceeded the nitrogen dioxide (NO2) annual mean UK Air Quality Strategy objective of 40 µg/m3 in 2016.
As of 2016, there was a population of just over two million children aged 0 to 18 years old in Greater London. Of this population, more than 400,000 thousand are estimated to being exposed to toxic air.
Overall, an estimated 24 percent of the population of Greater London lived in areas that exceeded the NO2 Annual mean.

Number of Greater London population living in areas with toxic air in 2016, by age group*

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Release date

April 2019


United Kingdom

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Supplementary notes

* Estimated number of population in London exposed to an annual average NO2 concentration above the Air Quality Strategy objective of 40µg/m3, based on the modelled 2016 ground level concentrations.

Latest data is from 2016.

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