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2018/19 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 35.82%

  • Residential 2.07%
  • Commercial 30.16%
  • Industrial 3.59%

Gas 11.49%

  • Residential 1.17%
  • Commercial 10.32%

Transport 19.29%

  • On road 19.29%

Waste 1.38%

Agriculture 32.02%

Total municipal emissions
289 800
t CO2e

The carbon emissions for Wakefield have undergone a modest increase since 2005, with only a modest portion of this change occurring in the last few years.

SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential6 000
Commercial87 400
Industrial10 400
Gas Residential3 400
Commercial29 900
TransportOn road55 900
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill2 700
Water1 300
Agriculture92 800
Land Use0

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

Land area3 468 km2
Population6 798
Gross regional product$ 393 000 000
Climate zone4

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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A Comparison Report is available for $450 AUD, which includes the information provided in the free report, as well as a cohort comparison. This section compares your municipality’s emissions to the average for its cohort and the state average, and provides emissions intensity metrics and benchmarking.

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