2019/20 electorate emissions snapshot

Electricity 46%

  • Residential 10%
  • Commercial 21%
  • Industrial 15%

Gas 16%

  • Residential 4%
  • Commercial 6%
  • Industrial 6%

Transport 28%

  • Automotive 20%
  • Motorcycle 1%
  • Bus 1%
  • Aviation 6%

Waste 9%

Total electorate emissions
2 541 000
t CO2e

Adelaide is a federal electorate that is geographically small relative to the state average and has a very high urban density. Its major emissions source is electricity consumption with the majority of this coming from commercial electricity consumption.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential262 000
Commercial524 000
Industrial391 000
Gas Residential114 000
Commercial142 000
Industrial153 000
Transport Automotive534 000
Motorcycle1 000
Bus7 000
Aviation179 000
WasteLandfill205 000
Water24 000
Agriculture5 000
Land Use0

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

Land area86 km2
Population163 298
Gross regional product$ 28 491 725 400
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.

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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