SOUTH-EAST FREEWAY (BRISBANE) NOISE ANNOYANCE STUDY: REPORT ON THE SURVEY

A survey was conducted of people living near a 2 km length of the South-East Freeway, Brisbane, to examine the effects of freeway traffic noise. The observed magnitude and spatial distribution of residents' noise annoyance, together with the distribution of the effects of traffic nosie on household activities, has been reported in Brown and Law (1976). The present report describes the questionnaire used in the survey and tabulates all survey results not previously reported, including study area social data and housing characteristics. The report examines residents' perception and assessment of traffic noise in the neighbourhood context. Residents' pattern on sleep and absence from the home are reported, indicating their daily exposure to study area noise. This is examined in relation to residents' perception of the daily variation in the noticeability of noise. Responses to a scale used to assess individual susceptibility to noise annoyance are also examined. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    ARRB Group Limited

    500 Burwood Highway
    Vermont South, Victoria    3133
  • Authors:
    • Brown, A L
    • Law, H G
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 81 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183655
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ARR No. 82
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM