> Wiltshire produced 4694kt end user CO2 emissions in 2008, the fourth highest for a County or Unitary authority in the South West.
> Between 2005 and 2008, end user CO2 emissions decreased in Wiltshire by 1% Wiltshire produced the highest emissions for Industry and Commercial for any County or Unitary authority in the South West.
> Wiltshire residents were responsible for a total of 10.3 tonnes of CO2 per capita in 2008, 32% higher than the South West average.
> Between 2005 and 2008 per capita emissions reduced by 3% in Wiltshire 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% (940 million km).
> There are five Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) in Wiltshire. This was the third highest reported for a unitary/county authority in the South West. The highest number were in the former Salisbury District with 3 areas.
> There are 90 river water bodies within Wiltshire. Our latest assessment of these classified 2.2% as bad, 18.9% as poor, 55.6% as moderate and 23.3% 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.
> In June 2010, the population of Wiltshire was 459,800. This made up 8.7% of the total population of the South West, of 5,273,700.
> The number of households in Wiltshire in 2033 is predicted to be 28.9% (54,000 households) greater than in 2008, similar to the 30% increase predicted for the region, and above the 21.1% predicted for England.
> Larger population centres in Wiltshire with risks of flooding include : Salisbury, Bradford on Avon, Marlborough, Trowbridge and Warminster.
> There are 6 Catchment Area Management Strategies which cover Wiltshire. The three main ones are : The Kennet and Vale of White Horses, Hampshire Avon; and the Bristol Avon; Axe and North Somerset Streams CAMS.
> Wiltshire County Council had an allocation of 93,158 tonnes and only landfilled 81,046 tonnes (87%) of their BMW.