B7.1 Reducing the health impacts of dust

Survey Data

 Percentage of housesTotal houses surveyedChange since 2006
Yard fences: encourage the development the yard and the reducing of dust
No fenced yard29%7713-1%
Fenced yard area at least 900 square metres43%77136%
Fenced yard area less than 900 square metres28%7713-5%
Windbreak planting: reduces wind driven dust
Wind break planting in the yard27%77145%
Yard taps: help irrigate yard planting
No yard taps4%77120
1 yard tap26%77120
2 yard taps58%7712-1%
3 or more yard taps12%77121%
Motorcars: can generate dust
No working motor cars in yard56%77110
One working motor car in yard31%77113%
Two working motor cars in yard9%7711-1%
Three or more working motor cars in yard4%7711-2%
Climate and Cooling systems: Responding to the climate with cooling that may reduce dust entering the house
Houses sited in places with maximum summer temperature regularly greater than 40°C59%77141%
Evaporative cooling system (ducted – will cool all rooms of the house)8%7714-2%
Evaporative cooling system (non-ducted will often cool only the main rooms of the house)3%77140
Rainwater tanks: may offer the potential for use of water with low mineral salt content for evaporative cooling
Rainwater tank25%7151-1%
Rainwater tank functional19%7151-1%