Noise facts and figures

Noise facts and figures

We investigate hundreds of noise complaints every year.

Here is a breakdown of the type of complaint (by different sources of noise) and the number of complaints we received each month. 

We update these details annually.


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Monthly noise data for 2023, arranged by noise type.

This data is also available as accessible a PDF document below the table.

Noise type January February March April May June July August September October November December
Alarm - burglar 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0
Alarm - vehicle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Barking dog 8 6 6 9 18 12 8 17 20 7 10 9
Building/demolition site 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Car repairs 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 2 0
DIY 0 0 2 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
Fireworks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General/anti-social behaviour 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Loudspeaker or public address system in the street 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 1
Low frequency 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Machinery (fixed) for example, fans, boiler. 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 1
Machinery (mobile) 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 0
Multiple issues 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Music 5 10 9 17 13 14 7 11 18 8 2 2
Noise from a fan 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Noise from other animals 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
Noise from people 9 6 3 2 4 5 4 7 3 6 3 7
One off noise (such as from a party or event) 0 0 1 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 2 0
Other 2 2 1 5 2 5 7 8 3 3 4 2
Other animals and birds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Party 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Plant/Machinery (mobile) for example, construction site 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public address systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TV/radio 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1
Unidentified/other 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Vehicle repairs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Total 31 29 24 49 47 47 35 55 57 32 26 25
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Noise Pollution Data 2023 PDF (PDF 81 KB)

Monthly noise problems data for 2022 broken down by noise type.

This data is also available as accessible a PDF document below the tables.

Waste type January February March April May June July August September October November December
Alarm - burglar  0  2
Alarm - vehicle
Barking dog 11  13  15  23  12 
Building / demolition site
Car repairs
DIY
Fireworks
General / anti-social behaviour
Loudspeaker or public access system in the street
Low frequency
Machinery (fixed) for example fans, boiler
Machinery (mobile)
Multiple issues
Music 14  10 
Noise from a fan
Noise from other animals
Noise from people 13  10  13  13 
One off noise (such as from a party or event)
Other
Other animals and birds
Party 1
Plant/Machinery (mobile) for example construction site
Public access systems
TV / radio
Unidentified / other
Vehicle repairs
Vehicles
Total 42  36  44  40  52  41  66  58  41  25  25  24 
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Noise Pollution Data 2022 PDF (PDF 94 KB)

Monthly noise data for 2021, arranged by noise type.

This data is also available as accessible a PDF document below the table.

Waste type January February March April May June July August September October November December
Alarm - burglar  0  0  1  3  0  1 2
Alarm - vehicle
Barking dog 12  13  20  11  11  13 
Building / demolition site
Car repairs
DIY
Fireworks
General / anti-social behaviour
Loudspeaker or public access system in the street
Low frequency
Machinery (fixed) for example fans, boiler
Machinery (mobile)
Multiple issues
Music 12  11  13  16  13  12 
Noise from a fan
Noise from other animals
Noise from people 10 
One off noise (such as from a party or event)
Other
Other animals and birds
Party
Plant / Machinery (mobile) for example construction site
Public access systems
TV / radio
Unidentified / other
Vehicle repairs
Vehicles
Total 28  24  46  44  28  62  63  43  54  39  24  27 
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Noise Pollution Data 2021 PDF (PDF 96 KB)

Last updated on 09/01/2024