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California's 2006 Statewide Diversion Rate Estimate

Figure 3: New Housing Units Permitted in California, 2000–2006

Note: This page contains historical data used to supplement CIWMB’s (now known as CalRecycle) statewide goal measurement prior to 2007 that estimated a diversion percentage. For 2007 and subsequent years, CalRecycle only compares reported disposal tons to population to find per capita disposal expressed in pounds/person/day. This new goal measurement system is described in CalRecycle’s Goal Measurement: 2007 and Later web page.

This is the third of three figures referenced in California's 2006 Statewide Diversion Rate Estimate. The 2006 increase in disposal was less than in the prior year. California's residential construction activity declined in 2006 may have contributed to this slower increase in disposal. Staff analysis shows there is a relationship between disposal tonnage and construction activity. The number of new housing units permitted in California increased yearly from 2000 to 2005.

See Figure 1 to compare 2006 employment by industry with 2005 and 2000.

See Figure 2 for California residential and non-residential building permit valuations since 2000.

Figure 3: New Housing Units Permitted in California, 2000-2006

Source: California Employment Development Department

Above data presented as a table:
Federal Fiscal
New Housing Units
Permitted (x1000)
Percent Change (%)
Since 2000
2000 149
2001 149 0%
2002 168 13%
2003 196 32%
2004 213 43%
2005 209 40%
2006 164 10%

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Last updated: December 23, 2011
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