> West Wiltshire produced 1,676 kt of end user CO2 in 2008, the highest for a local authority in Wiltshire and the fourth highest end user emissions in the South West.
> Between 2005 and 2008, end user CO2 emissions increased in West Wiltshire by 3%, from 1,623 kt to 1,676 kt.
> West Wiltshire had the highest emissions in both Wiltshire and the South West for industry and commercial emissions.
> West Wiltshire residents were responsible for a total of 13.2 tonnes of CO2 per capita in 2008, this was higher than both Wiltshire and the South West.
> West Wiltshire had the highest per capita emissions in Wiltshire and the whole South West.
> 5,342 million vehicle kilometres were made in Wiltshire County unitary authority area in 2009. This was the fourth highest recorded by a unitary or county council, accounting for just 11% of the South West total.
> Between 1993 and 2009, the total number of vehicle kilometres travelled within Wiltshire area increased by 21%.
> There are 24 river water bodies within West Wiltshire. Our latest assessment of these classified 4.2% as bad, 12.5% as poor, 66.7% as moderate and 16.6% as good.
> Wiltshire had the seventh highest amount of residual waste in the South West with 645.68 kg/household. Wiltshire County Council in 2009/10 against the other South West Councils, was in the top half of the recycling league table with 41.42%.
> Wiltshire County Council landfilled 33,785 tonnes of waste (47.53%). This was the fourth lowest percentage to be landfilled. However this equated to 116,350 tonnes which was the fifth highest in the South West in terms of tonnes landfilled.
> The population of West Wiltshire was estimated to be 127,900 in June 2010, 2.4% of the South West’s total population of 5,273,700.
> Between 2008 and 2033, the number of households in West Wiltshire are predicted to increase by 33% from 54,000 to 72,000. This is higher than the 30% increase predicted for the Region and higher than the predicted increase for the England (27%).
> Larger population centres in West Wiltshire with risks of flooding include : Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge and Warminster.
> West Wiltshire is influenced by both the Hampshire Avon and the Avon, Axe and North Somerset Streams CAMS.
> In 2006, West Wiltshire had an eco footprint of 4.84gha. This was the third highest in Wiltshire.
> Wiltshire County Council had an allocation of 93,158 tonnes and only landfilled 81,046 tonnes (87%) of their Biodegradable Municipal Waste (BMW).