Here we will post links to important data for our work, and also our own analyses.
Greater Manchester CO2 emissions 2005-2010
Thanks to Ali Abbas of Manchester FOE for this: document on scribd
Total Carbon Footprints for Greater Manchester and its authorities – work done for “Manchester is My Planet” – an initiative of the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities. by Mike Berners-Lee , Warren Hatter, Claire Hoolohan, of Small World Consulting The Total Carbon Footprint of Greater Manchester: Estimates of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Consumption by Greater Manchester Residents and Industries. http://manchesterismyplanet.com/strategyandresearch – scroll down for the pie chart and link to the pdf of the report. .
And here we’ve put the data they present into spreadsheet form with some graphs to compare the city of Manchester with Greater Manchester. They are similar but, perhaps surprisingly, Manchester has significantly more emissions from personal flights. https://steadystatemanchester.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/gm-total-carbon-footprints-2008.xls
Household wellbeing survey – not so good in Manchester.
“The proportion of people rating their life satisfaction as low or very low was 29.1 per cent in Blackpool, 28.9 per cent in Blackburn with Darwen, followed by 27.2 per cent both in Greater Manchester and Merseyside Met County.
This is in contrast with Cheshire East, where only 18.8 per cent of people rated their life satisfaction as low or very low (indicating higher life satisfaction), and Cumbria and Warrington where 20.9 per cent of people rated their life satisfaction as low or very low. The average rating for life satisfaction was 7.1 in Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool, compared with 7.7 in Cumbria and 7.6 in Cheshire East.
A similar pattern was observed for the ‘worthwhile’ question, with 24.4 per cent of people in Blackpool, 24.3 per cent in Blackburn with Darwen, 22.8 per cent in Great Manchester, and 21.0 per cent in Merseyside Met County giving a low or very low rating. By contrast, only 14.2 per cent of people in Warrington, 16.6 per cent in Cheshire East and 17.6 per cent in Cumbria gave a low or very low rating to the ‘worthwhile’ question.
In Blackpool, 36.6 per cent of people gave a low rating to the ‘happy yesterday’ question compared to 24.5 per cent in Cheshire East. The highest proportion of people giving a high or very high rating to the ‘anxious yesterday’ question was in Greater Manchester (43.1 per cent), whilst the lowest proportion was reported in Cheshire East (36.3 per cent).”
More evidence that a growth and trickle down approach isn’t delivering enhanced wellbeing (and why would it?) – see http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171766_272294.pdf section 6 for the source.
Data on income inequality in Manchester and other North West authorities – see full report at http://www.oldhampartnership.org.u/income_inequality_briefing_note_oct2010.pdf
UK GDP growth rate. See: tradingeconomics.com
The UK: an unplanned no-growth economy. “Recovery” from recessions – updated timeline from NIER: