Data about the daily mean concentration of air pollutants, especially those potentially harmful to human health. Data should be available for all air monitoring stations or air monitoring zones in a country. The Index focusses on key pollutants as defined by the World Health Organisation. See our methodology section for more information.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 3
CSV, JSON, XML
Where available for download, the data is CC-BY licenced (ACT, QLD, NSW)
|Downloadable at once||No||Each state/territory maintains a different portal and utilises different formats|
|Up-to-date||Yes||All Australian industrial facilities which meet the reporting criteria are required to submit annual reports of their emissions and transfers of NPI substances in waste. These reports are published on or before 31 March each year for the preceding financial year.|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||CSV, JSON, XML||Various sites have different methods|
|findable_steps||google search for hourly air quality|
|licence_url||Where available for download, the data is CC-BY licenced (ACT, QLD, NSW)||http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/help/copyright-disclaimer.htm|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|usability||3||The data is easy to understand and download|
|collector_name||Hourly air quality recording and reporting is the responsibility of the states. The National Pollutant Inventory collects annual data from businesses||The National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) is tracking pollution across Australia, and ensuring that the community has access to information about the emission and transfer of toxic substances which may affect them locally.|
|characteristics||Particulate matter (PM), Sulphur oxides (SOx), Nitrogen oxides (NOx), Carbon monoxide (CO), Ozone, Available per air monitoring station/zone||Reviewer: I was not able to find Benzene or any other VOC hourly reported in the sites described.|
|location||http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/aqms/hourlydata.htm - NSW Data (hourly) (downloadable), http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/our-work/monitoring-the-envir - VIC Data (hourly), http://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/cgi-bin/air/xml.php?category= - QLD Data (hourly) (downloadable), http://www.epa.sa.gov.au/data_and_publications/air_qual - SA Data (hourly), https://www.der.wa.gov.au/your-environment/air/air-qual - WA Data (hourly), http://epa.tas.gov.au/epa/air/monitoring-air-pollution/ - TAS Data (hourly), href="http://ntepa.webhop.net/NTEPA/Default.ltr.aspx" http://ntepa.webhop.net/NTEPA/Default.ltr.aspx">rel="nofollow">http://ntepa.webhop.net/NTEPA/Default.ltr.aspx - NT Data (hourly), https://www.data.act.gov.au/Environment/Air-Quality-Mon - ACT Data (hourly) (downloadable), http://www.npi.gov.au/npidata/action/load/browse-search - NPI download (downloadable)||These links are to the human viewable sites (unless the downloadable is readily accessible where available)|
There is National Australian coverage of hourly monitoring stations, and live reporting. In addition, industry reports annually on their pollutants.
Accepted with slight correction, No VOCs found reported.