MONET 2030: Traffic noise pollution


SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Swiss target 11.6: The population is protected from noise and vibration so that their health is safeguarded. Calm living environments are protected and encouraged.

Significance of the indicator
The indicator shows the percentage of the population that says they are rather or very disturbed by road traffic noise at home during the day. As noise has a negative impact on health and quality of life, a reduction in this rate, therefore, is a step towards sustainable development.

Help for interpretation
The indicator is based on a sample survey of perceived noise. The indicator does not cover noise at home at night or at work.

International comparability
This indicator cannot be compared at international level.


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Methodology

The indicator shows the percentage of the permanent resident population aged 15 to 74 that says they are rather or very disturbed by road traffic noise at home during the day.

These data come from the Omnibus surveys conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) in 2011 and 2015. They were telephone polls on several topics, conducted as part of the population census.

Targets

Swiss target 11.6: The population is protected from noise and vibration so that their health is safeguarded. Calm living environments are protected and encouraged.

International target 11.6: By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management.

Contact

Federal Statistical Office Section Environment, Sustainable Development, Territory
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland

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