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2017 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 68.55%

  • Residential 9.32%
  • Commercial 13.68%
  • Industrial 45.54%

Gas 0.78%

  • Residential 0.09%
  • Commercial 0.07%
  • Industrial 0.61%

Transport 20.36%

Waste 9.58%

Total municipal emissions
537 300
t CO2e

Hobart is a city that is geographically very small and has a 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 Hobart have been demonstrating a relatively large increase since 2005, with a large proportion of this change occuring in the last few years.

SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential50 100
Commercial73 500
Industrial244 700
Gas Residential500
Industrial3 300
TransportOn road109 400
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill41 800
Water9 700
Agriculture3 900
Land Use0

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

Land area78 km2
Population53 684
Gross regional product$ 7 130 000 000
Climate zone7

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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