Parkes

2019 electorate emissions snapshot

Electricity 30%

  • Residential 6%
  • Commercial 5%
  • Industrial 19%

Gas 1%

Transport 19%

Waste 1%

Agriculture 49%

Total municipal emissions
5 181 000
t CO2e

Parkes is a federal electorate that is very large in geographical area relative to the state average and has a very low urban density. Its major emissions source is agriculture, due to the state’s relatively large amount of agricultural activity and low population. The second largest source of emissions is electricity consumption.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential306 000
Commercial261 000
Industrial1 001 000
Gas Residential9 000
Commercial4 000
Industrial17 000
TransportOn road944 000
Domestic air travel18 000
WasteLandfill17 000
Water16 000
Agriculture2 588 000
Land Use-25 000

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

Characteristics
Land area287 214 km2
Population137 399
Gross regional product$ 8 136 127 200
Climate zone3

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.

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

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