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Parramatta

2018 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 85%

  • Residential 14%
  • Commercial 26%
  • Industrial 45%

Gas 1%

  • Residential 1%

Transport* 11%

Total municipal emissions
2 844 600
t CO2e

Parramatta is a city that is geographically very small relative to the state average and has a high urban density. It’s major emissions source is electricity consumption with the majority of this coming from industrial electricity consumption.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential389 400
Commercial731 600
Industrial1 260 400
Gas Residential40 300
Commercial0
Industrial0
Transport* Automotive288 400
Motorcycle1 100
Bus6 900
Rail30 700
Tram0
Aviation0
WasteLandfill95 800
Water0
Agriculture0
Land Use-900

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

Transport activity data from
Google Environmental Insights Explorer (2018)

Characteristics
Land area84 km2
Population251 311
Gross regional product$ 27 174 250 000
Climate zone6

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.

This report uses emissions data provided by Google.

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