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2017 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 66.04%

  • Residential 14.32%
  • Commercial 20.91%
  • Industrial 30.81%

Gas 4.36%

  • Residential 2.78%
  • Commercial 0.83%
  • Industrial 0.75%

Transport 25.05%

Waste 4.55%

Total municipal emissions
384 900
t CO2e

Burwood is a regional area that is geographically very small and has a very high density. It’s major emissions source is industrial electricity consumption, likely due to the community’s industrial hubs within the municipal boundary. The second largest source of emissions is on road transportation.

The carbon emissions for Burwood have been demonstrating a very large increase since 2005, with a large proportion of this change occuring in the last few years.

SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential55 100
Commercial80 500
Industrial118 600
Gas Residential10 700
Commercial3 200
Industrial2 900
TransportOn road96 400
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill11 500
Water6 000
Land area7 km2
Population39 886
Gross regional product$ 2 690 000 000
Climate zone5

About this report

This report outlines the major sources of carbon emissions for the entire municipality. Due to the approximate nature of the profile, the emission values are represented as rounded numbers. This report includes the following sources:

  • Stationary energy (grid supplied electricity/gas)
  • Transport (on-road use and domestic passenger air travel)
  • Waste (landfill and wastewater)
  • Agriculture (enteric fermentation, manure management, and synthetic fertilizer use)
  • Land Use Change (land clearance and reforestation)

It has been developed to be consistent with the Global Protocol of Carbon Emissions reporting (GPC Protocol), the main international standard for cities and local government areas.

The Snapshot provides you with a profile of your municipality’s emissions for the inventory year (2017) and gives a breakdown of emissions by sector. This Snapshot of your local government area’s greenhouse gas emissions profile is based on portioning state level data sets. Snapshot can be used alongside local data sets where more detail is needed.

There are a number of minor emissions sources that are included as part of a larger total or excluded. The full list of inclusions and exclusions can be found in the Methodology document.

For help using this report to plan CO2 reductions strategies, please see our user guide.

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