Adelaide

2018 electorate emissions snapshot

Electricity 30%

  • Residential 6%
  • Commercial 12%
  • Industrial 12%

Gas 8%

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

Transport 57%

  • Automotive 49%
  • Motorcycle 1%
  • Bus 2%
  • Rail 1%
  • Tram 1%
  • Aviation 3%

Waste 4%

Total municipal emissions
5 290 000
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 Residential321 000
Commercial682 000
Industrial610 000
Gas Residential103 000
Commercial145 000
Industrial193 000
Transport Automotive2 647 000
Motorcycle3 000
Bus104 000
Rail20 000
Tram4 000
Aviation231 000
WasteLandfill196 000
Water24 000
Agriculture7 000
Land Use0

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

Characteristics
Land area86 km2
Population160 088
Gross regional product$ 28 125 709 200
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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