Frequently Asked Questions

What is a ‘cohort’ and how is it evaluated?

Your municipality’s “cohort” consists of other municipalities with a similar Snapshot, it does not account for ‘actions’ in a LGA, however, is a good starting point to see which other council areas may be good to connect with for shared learning . While there are of course other factors that will shape the challenges and opportunities facing a municipality in terms of its emissions profile and emissions reduction, the characteristics used provide a basis for high level comparison. To determine a municipality’s cohort each council is mapped against every other council on the following areas:

  • total emissions
  • population
  • Gross Regional Product (GRP)
  • Socio Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) rating

These comparisons are looking for a percentage variation; this is set at 20% absolute (i.e. positive and negative). Other municipalities that fall within this range are considered “cohorts”. Note that this approach does not ensure that the cohort developed for a council will match a cohort for another (i.e., If municipality A has identified municipality B as within its cohort, it doesn’t necessarily mean that municipality B has identified municipality A within its cohort). This is because it’s a percentage based approach.

Terms and conditions

Use of this website governed by the terms of use set out in our Privacy Statement.