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Central Goldfields

2018 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 47%

  • Residential 9%
  • Commercial 11%
  • Industrial 27%

Gas 6%

  • Residential 3%
  • Commercial 1%
  • Industrial 2%

Transport 27%

  • On road 27%

Waste 1%

Agriculture 19%

Total municipal emissions
260 000
t CO2e

Central Goldfields is a rural municipality that is geographically small relative to the state average and has a low 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 Residential24 300
Commercial26 700
Industrial68 800
Gas Residential7 100
Commercial3 600
Industrial5 400
TransportOn road70 300
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill1 600
Water1 900
Agriculture50 300
Land Use-4 100

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

Land area1 533 km2
Population13 209
Gross regional product$ 401 750 000
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.

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