Fraction of all-cause adult mortality attributable to ambient particulate air pollution (measured as fine particulate matter, PM2.5)

This indicator contains some alternative data to those specified by the United Nations (UN). This indicator is the most suitable match currently available.


Choose categories from the dropdowns below to see different breakdowns of the data. Some will not be available until a higher level is chosen.

Download headline data (.csv) Download source data (.csv)

Download source data for disaggregations (.csv)

Headline data

Source: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) & Air Quality and Public Health - UK Health Security Agency

Geographical Area: England

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)


1. 2020 and 2021 data should be interpreted with caution as mortality data include the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2. Caution should be taken when comparing year-to-year trends as these are influenced by both the weather and changes to the methods and data inputs for the pollution modelling.

3. Please note the y axis does not go to 100% for ease of visualisation.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Source 1

Source 2

Back to top