2018/19 electorate emissions snapshot

Electricity 63%

  • Residential 24%
  • Commercial 14%
  • Industrial 25%

Gas 9%

  • Residential 2%
  • Commercial 3%
  • Industrial 4%

Transport 25%

  • Automotive 22%
  • Motorcycle 1%
  • Bus 1%
  • Rail 1%

Waste 2%

Total electorate emissions
1 402 000
t CO2e

Macquarie is a federal electorate that is moderate in size relative to the state average and has a low urban density. Its major emissions source is electricity consumption with the majority of this coming from industrial electricity consumption.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential339 000
Commercial194 000
Industrial353 000
Gas Residential27 000
Commercial36 000
Industrial59 000
Transport Automotive330 000
Motorcycle3 000
Bus7 000
Rail12 000
WasteLandfill18 000
Water15 000
Agriculture9 000
Land Use-7 000

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

Land area3 672 km2
Population113 824
Gross regional product$ 4 783 059 600
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 noted 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.

Note that the percentages presented might not add up to 100% because of rounding.

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