Five out of 13 stations exceeded the national standard (one-hour average) for nitrogen dioxide between 2004 and 2016.
In 2018, there were about 4. 3 million motor vehicles in New Zealand, the highest number ever. Read more or download the factsheet.
Children under five had consistently significantly higher rates of hazardous substance-related hospitalisations than other age groups, and their most common injury was from solvents, hydrocarbons and corrosive substances.
The average age of the light vehicle fleet in New Zealand increased from 11. 8 years in 2000 to 14. 1 years in 2018.
In 2017/18, 1 in 7 children (14. 9%) aged 2-14 years had medicated asthma. Read more about asthma prevalence in children or download the factsheet.
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In 2017/18, less than half (43. 2%) of children aged 5–14 years used active transport (such as walking and cycling) to and from school.
We have released a new factsheet on the number of livestock by type in New Zealand. It showed that livestock numbers dropped between 2014 and 2015.
We have updated two sulphur dioxide indicators: Monitoring sites exceeding the WHO daily guideline for sulphur dioxide Monitoring sites exceeding the national environmental standard (one-hour average) for sulphur dioxide Read more about air...
The Melanoma and Non-melanoma skin cancer deaths factsheets have been updated. Click here for information about the UV exposure domain