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Noise Pollution

Noise Pollution

Noise is an inevitable consequence of today’s society, comprising natural and man-made sources. Noise is subjective and defined as ‘unwanted sound’, as such one person’s noise is another person’s sound. Noise is subdivided into environmental noise (covering road, rail and air transport noise), neighbourhood noise (from people and activities, e.g. pubs, clubs, barking dogs and music lessons) and neighbour noise. Neighbourhood and neighbour noise may be found to be a Statutory Nuisance.

Click on the dataset name below to view options for that dataset. You can also download an Excel version of the dataset which includes an associated commentary. Some datasets also have a summary page available to select. To obtain an Excel viewer, click here.

DatasetNational StatExcel FileSummary PageDate Published
Noise complaints received by councils and those resulting in formal action: 1996/97 - 2008/2009Download Excel file for Noise complaints received by councils and those resulting in formal action:  1996/97 - 2008/2009NA24/10/2013

The datasets below do not have an Excel file available as the data is not held within the Scottish Environment Statistics Online database.

External DatasetsNational
Stat
Noise pollution in Scotland
UK Noise Attitudes Survey 1999/2000
UK Noise Incidence Study 2000/2001