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2017 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 74.43%

  • Residential 5.42%
  • Commercial 65.83%
  • Industrial 3.18%

Gas 6.26%

  • Residential 0.72%
  • Commercial 2.97%
  • Industrial 2.58%

Transport 13.80%

Waste 5.51%

Total municipal emissions
4 958 800
t CO2e

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

The carbon emissions for Melbourne have demonstrated a very large increase since 2005, with a large proportion of this change occurring in the last few years.

SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential268 900
Commercial3 264 300
Industrial157 600
Gas Residential35 700
Commercial147 100
Industrial127 700
TransportOn road684 100
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill266 700
Water6 700
Land Use0

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

Land area37 km2
Population158 923
Gross regional product$ 91 135 000 000
Climate zone6
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