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Population living in households considering that they suffer from noise. By sex

Population living in households considering that they suffer from noise 2020
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
Men 18.5 .. ..
Women 20.5 .. ..
Total 19.5 .. ..
Units: Percentage.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Survey on Living Conditions. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Population living in households considering that they suffer from noise. Under 60% of the median income per unit of consumption 2020
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
Men 14.3 .. ..
Women 24.3 .. ..
Total 19.8 .. ..
Units: Percentage.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Survey on Living Conditions. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Population living in households considering that they suffer from noise. Over 60% of the median income per unit of consumption 2020
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
Men 19.5 .. ..
Women 19.4 .. ..
Total 19.4 .. ..
Units: Percentage.
Source Catalonia: Idescat. Survey on Living Conditions. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: July 15, 2021.

Methodological note

The indicator measures the proportion of the population who declare that they are affected either by noise from neighbours or from the street.

Because the assessment of noise pollution is subjective, it should be noted that the indicator accounts for both the levels of noise pollution as well as people's standards of what level they consider to be acceptable. Therefore, an increase in the value of the indicator may not necessarily indicate a similar increase in noise pollution levels but also a decrease of the levels that European citizens are willing to tolerate and vice versa. In fact, there is empirical evidence that perceived environmental quality by individuals is not always consistent with the actual environmental quality assessed using 'objective' indicators, particularly for noise.