Sustainable Growth in Local Authority Area

Here we display the rank of lower super output areas when measured as a ratio of land consumption growth rate to population growth rate, to provide an example of a measurement of sustainable growth in the Mansfield Local Authority Area.

The data has been calculated using UN guidelines for Sustainable Development Goals Indicator 11.3.1.

The aim of goal 11 is to promote cities, towns and places be inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. This is a therefore measurement of sustainable growth of cities, towns and places.

The source data that mapping city have used was provided by the Ordinance Survey (OS) and looks at sustainable change in 2016. The growth rate of land consumed by human development activity is available for every Lower layer Super Output Area (LSOA), for the three countries in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and for the whole of Great Britain.

Population growth rates were calculated using the Office for National Statistics (ONS) mid-year population estimates for 2016.

The findings identified that human development and land consumption ( such as buildings and roads), grew at a faster rate than population as a whole. The analysis revealed certain areas where population grew faster than land consumption. One important factor that is not included in the source data is a consideration or measurement of increase in land use for agriculture and forestry.