Contents SoE 2009
New South Wales State of the Environment
People and the Environment Climate Change Human Settlement Atmosphere Land Water Biodiversity  


List of figures

People and the Environment

Figure 1.1 Natural increase and net migration in NSW, 1971–72 to 2007–08

Figure 1.2 Age-sex structure of the NSW population, 1996 and 2006

Figure 1.3 Projections of households by type, NSW, 2006–36

Figure 1.4 NSW ecological footprint

Figure 1.5 Total NSW household consumption expenditure

Figure 1.6 Economic growth and real gross state product per capita, NSW

Figure 1.7 Driving Forces-Pressure-State-Impact-Response Framework

Figure 1.8 Motor vehicle price index relative to average weekly earnings, NSW

Figure 1.9 Fuel price indexes, Sydney

Figure 1.10 Number of passenger motor vehicles and distance travelled, NSW

Figure 1.11 NSW total energy consumption and economic activity

Figure 1.12 Frequency of activities to reduce consumption in the last 12 months




Climate Change

Figure 2.1 NSW annual mean surface temperature anomaly, 1910–2008

Figure 2.2 Atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide at Cape Grim, Tasmania

Figure 2.3 Total NSW greenhouse gas emissions

Figure 2.4 NSW greenhouse gas emissions components, 1990 and 2007




Human Settlement

Figure 3.1 Demand for potable water, SWC, 1996 to 2009

Figure 3.2 Proportion of water consumed by sector, SWC

Figure 3.3 Average annual residential water consumption by local water utility, 2004–05 to 2006–07

Figure 3.4 Primary energy production in NSW and the ACT, 1960–61 to 2007–08

Figure 3.5 Primary energy consumption by fuel in NSW and the ACT, 1960–61 to 2007–08

Figure 3.6 Final energy consumption by sector in NSW and the ACT, 1973–74 to 2007–08

Figure 3.7 Final energy consumption in NSW and the ACT by fuel and sector, 2007–08

Figure 3.8 Electricity consumption in NSW and the ACT by sector, 2007–08

Figure 3.9 Actual growth and forecast trends in electricity generation in NSW under varying growth scenarios

Figure 3.10 Residential electricity consumption per NSW/ACT household, 1994–95 to 2006–07

Figure 3.11 NSW consumption of electricity from renewable sources

Figure 3.12 Travel by Sydney residents on an average weekday, 1999–2007

Figure 3.13 Number of trips in Sydney by mode on an average weekday, 1999–2007

Figure 3.14 Proportion of trips in Sydney by purpose on an average weekday, 1999–2007

Figure 3.15 Proportion of trips in Sydney by purpose and mode on an average weekday, 1999 and 2007

Figure 3.16 Proportion of journeys to work in Sydney by public transport, 1999–2007

Figure 3.17 Average speed for seven major routes to and from Sydney, 1995–96 to 2007–08

Figure 3.18 Patronage of Sydney Buses and CityRail, 1980–81 to 2007–08

Figure 3.19 Domestic freight transport by mode in NSW

Figure 3.20 Energy consumed in the domestic NSW transport sector by mode

Figure 3.21 Energy used by NSW road transport, 2006–07

Figure 3.22 Waste disposal rates by waste stream and waste disposal per person, SMA and ERA, 2000 to 2007–08

Figure 3.23 Annual kerbside collections for dry recyclables, SMA and ERA, 2000–01 to 2007–08

Figure 3.24 Environment Line incident calls, 2007–08

Figure 3.25 Noise complaints received by DECC in 2007–08

Figure 3.26 Environment Line noise incident calls, 2002–03 to 2007–08




Atmosphere

Figure 4.1 Exceedences of the AAQ NEPM standards for ozone, 1994–2008, GMR2

Figure 4.2 Annual maximum 1-hour-average and 4-hour-average concentrations for ozone, 1994–2008, GMR2

Figure 4.3 Long-term trend of daily maximum 1-hour-average and 4-hour-average concentrations for ozone, 1994–2006, Sydney Region

Figure 4.4 Exceedences of the AAQ NEPM standard for particles (PM10), 1994–2008, GMR2

Figure 4.5 Seasonal distribution of PM10 exceedence days, 1994–2008, GMR2

Figure 4.6 Exceedences of the AAQ NEPM standard for particles (PM10), 2002–08, NSW rural cities

Figure 4.7 Annual maximum 24-hour-average concentrations for particles (PM10), 1994–2008, GMR2 and NSW rural cities

Figure 4.8 Seasonal distribution of PM10 exceedence days, 2002–08, NSW rural cities

Figure 4.9 Annual maximum 24-hour-average concentrations for particles (PM2.5), 1996–2008, GMR2

Figure 4.10 Sources of NOx, VOC, PM10 and PM2.5 emissions by sector, 2003 and 2008, GMR3

Figure 4.11 Detailed sources of NOx, VOCs, PM10 and PM2.5, 2008, Sydney



Land

Figure 5.1 Proportion of soil monitoring units in each soil condition indicator category

Figure 5.2 Proportion of soil monitoring units in each land management index category

Figure 5.3 Sites regulated and remediated under the CLM Act and EHC Act




Water

Figure 6.1 Water consumption in NSW, 2004–05

Figure 6.2 Water diverted by licensed users in the major NSW regulated valleys, 1999–00 to 2007–08

Figure 6.3 Licensed diversions and water remaining for the environment in the major NSW regulated valleys, 1999–00 to 2007–08

Figure 6.4 Estimated number of waterbirds and wetland area index in eastern Australia, 1983–2008

Figure 6.5 Total extraction levels from inland alluvial aquifers, 1999–00 to 2007–08

Figure 6.6 Sydney, Hunter and Illawarra beach and estuary monitoring sites complying with swimming water quality guidelines at least 90% of the time, 1998–99 to 2007–08

Figure 6.7 Sampling days when chlorophyll-a levels indicate an algal bloom, 1998–2007

Figure 6.8 NSW commercial eastern rock lobster and abalone fisheries catch, 1998–99 to 2007–08

Figure 6.9 Licences and licensed discharges to NSW open marine waters, 2001–02 to 2007–08

Figure 6.10 Water quality sampling from selected NSW estuaries, 2005–08

Figure 6.11 Modelled loads of total suspended sediments to NSW estuaries

Figure 6.12 Modelled loads of nutrients to NSW estuaries



Biodiversity

Figure 7.1 Annual woody vegetation clearing rates, 1988–08

Figure 7.2 Historical decline in the distribution of native terrestrial vertebrates

Figure 7.3 Sustainability of native terrestrial vertebrates

Figure 7.4 Historical declines in threatened native animals, plants and ecological communities

Figure 7.5 Level of commitment required and level of support provided for different private land conservation programs

Figure 7.6: Figure 7.6: Areas of marine park zones by bioregion in NSW waters

Figure 7.7 Numbers of NSW species, populations and ecological communities threatened by selected terrestrial invasive species

Figure 7.8 Strategy for managing new, emerging and widespread weeds in NSW

Figure 7.9 NSW commercial fisheries landings, 1997–98 to 2007–08

Figure 7.10 NSW commercial fishery monthly catch returns, 1997–98 to 2007–08

Figure 7.11 Receipts issued for one- and three-year recreational fishing fees in NSW, 2001–02 to 2007–08



Appendix 1

Figure A1.1 Categorising measures of sustainability



Appendix 2

Figure A2.1 Indicators of human capital

Figure A2.2 Indicators of social capital

Figure A2.3 Indicators of physical capital

Figure A2.4 Indicators of natural capital

Figure A2.5 Indicators of financial capital



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