Adelaide

2017 electorate emissions snapshot

Electricity 50%

  • Residential 10%
  • Commercial 20%
  • Industrial 20%

Gas 13%

  • Residential 3%
  • Commercial 4%
  • Industrial 6%

Transport 29%

  • On road 22%
  • Domestic air travel 7%

Waste 7%

Total municipal emissions
3 350 000
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, due to the state’s scale of population and commercial activity. The second largest source of emissions is on road transportation.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential336 000
Commercial714 000
Industrial655 000
Gas Residential103 000
Commercial143 000
Industrial193 000
TransportOn road745 000
Domestic air travel227 000
WasteLandfill200 000
Water26 000
Agriculture8 000
Land Use0

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

Characteristics
Land area86 km2
Population158 527
Gross regional product$ 27 685 675 200
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.

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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