Watson

2019/20 electorate emissions snapshot

Electricity 61%

  • Residential 19%
  • Commercial 15%
  • Industrial 27%

Gas 12%

  • Residential 2%
  • Commercial 3%
  • Industrial 7%

Transport 23%

  • Automotive 21%
  • Bus 1%
  • Rail 1%

Waste 3%

Total electorate emissions
1 724 000
t CO2e

Watson is a federal electorate that is geographically very small relative to the state average and has a high 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 Residential334 000
Commercial250 000
Industrial491 000
Gas Residential36 000
Commercial56 000
Industrial110 000
Transport Automotive373 000
Motorcycle0
Bus5 000
Rail11 000
Tram0
Aviation0
WasteLandfill35 000
Water22 000
Agriculture1 000
Land Use0

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

Characteristics
Land area48 km2
Population174 540
Gross regional product$ 8 281 187 200
Climate zone5

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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