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Central Coast

2018 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 56%

  • Residential 17%
  • Commercial 13%
  • Industrial 26%

Gas 10%

  • Residential 1%
  • Commercial 3%
  • Industrial 6%

Transport 31%

  • On road 31%

Waste 2%

Total municipal emissions
4 450 800
t CO2e

Central Coast is a city that is geographically small relative to the state average and has a moderate urban density. It’s major emissions source is electricity consumption, due to the community’s scale of population and commercial activity. The second largest source of emissions is on road transportation.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential765 600
Commercial569 700
Industrial1 151 100
Gas Residential66 500
Commercial131 300
Industrial265 300
TransportOn road1 396 700
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill54 600
Water45 100
Agriculture4 900
Land Use-16 200

Land Use data is not used in the chart nor the displayed total municipal emissions.

Land area1 681 km2
Population342 047
Gross regional product$ 13 714 250 000
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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