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2017 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 32.08%

  • Residential 9.22%
  • Commercial 5.71%
  • Industrial 17.15%

Gas 5.73%

Transport 15.66%

Waste 1.38%

Agriculture 45.16%

Total municipal emissions
1 359 300
t CO2e

Wellington is a rural municipality that is large in geographical area relative to the state average and has a moderate urban density. It’s major emissions source is agriculture, due to the community’s relatively large amount of agricultural activity and low population. The second largest source of emissions is electricity consumption.

The carbon emissions for Wellington have demonstrated a very large increase since 2005, with relatively consistent rate of change occurring in the last few years.

SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential125 300
Commercial77 600
Industrial233 100
Gas Residential27 100
Commercial6 300
Industrial44 500
TransportOn road212 800
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill12 600
Water6 100
Agriculture613 900
Land Use-4 500

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

Land area10 817 km2
Population43 807
Gross regional product$ 2 806 000 000
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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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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