National Noise Attitude Survey

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Published by DEFRA in December 2014 the National Noise Attitude Survey 2012 shows that 72% of respondents reported general satisfaction with their noise environment.

Between 2000 and 2012 there was an increase of between 11% and 17% (depending on the noise source) in the proportion of people surveyed who feel that they are to some extent adversely affected by the four most commonly heard sources of noise (‘road traffic’, ‘neighbours and/or other people nearby’, ‘aircraft, airports and airfields’ and ‘building,construction, demolition, renovation and road works’).

Between 2000 and 2012 there was a decrease of between 10% and 16% (depending on the noise source) in the proportion of people surveyed who feel that they are not at all adversely affected by the four most commonly heard sources of noise (‘road traffic’, ‘neighbours and/or other people nearby’, ‘aircraft, airports and airfields’ and ‘building, construction, demolition, renovation and road works’). This suggests that the population may be less tolerant of noise than in 2000.

The proportion of those reporting themselves as being significantly adversely affected has remained broadly the same, i.e. the proportion of those experiencing potentially significant adverse effects has not worsened. The number reporting hearing the four most commonly heard sources of noise has also remained broadly the same(again, see Figure 1 for actual proportions by source). In general, 48% of respondents said that their home life was spoilt to some extent by noise, with 52% reporting that noise did “not at all” spoil their home life.

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