Today, the Ministry of Economy and Labour released the 2022 Environmental Statistics Compendium from the Department of Statistics.
The Compendium is structured into thirteen sections and contains brief analyses, tables and graphs for each section. Over 40 statistical tables provide a wealth of data about Bermuda’s environmental conditions. This publication is an excellent tool for research, school projects and promoting awareness about issues affecting Bermuda’s environment.
Some of the 2020 to 2021 highlights include:
- The number of reported environmentally-related diseases, such as acute bronchitis and gastroenteritis, decreased by 2.3% from 2,918 to 2,852.
- The total volume of precipitation increased by 15.4% from 65.5 mio m ³/y to 75.6 mio m ³/y.
- Total fish landings totalled 359.5 metric tonnes in 2021, an increase of 24.1% from the previous year. Species such as tunas, groupers, jacks and snappers accounted for the most landed fish in 2021.
- In 2021, total electricity consumption increased by 0.9% to approximately 523 million kWh from 518 million kWh in 2020. Residential customers were responsible for 47.0% of the total electricity consumption in 2021.
- In 2021, the amount of waste generated totalled 73,200 mT, a 5.8% increase over the 69,200 mT in 2020. Household waste accounted for one-third (33.3%) of the total waste generated in 2021.
PDF copies of the 2022 Environmental Statistics Compendium are available online at www.gov.bm/environmental-statistics-compendium.