Gorton

2019/20 electorate emissions snapshot

Electricity 60%

  • Residential 27%
  • Commercial 15%
  • Industrial 18%

Gas 15%

  • Residential 10%
  • Commercial 2%
  • Industrial 3%

Transport 20%

  • Automotive 17%
  • Motorcycle 1%
  • Bus 1%
  • Rail 1%

Waste 4%

Total electorate emissions
1 475 000
t CO2e

Gorton is a federal electorate that is moderate in size relative to the state average and has a low urban density. Its major emissions source is electricity consumption with the majority of this coming from residential electricity consumption.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential415 000
Commercial227 000
Industrial264 000
Gas Residential146 000
Commercial32 000
Industrial41 000
Transport Automotive286 000
Motorcycle1 000
Bus2 000
Rail4 000
Tram0
Aviation0
WasteLandfill30 000
Water23 000
Agriculture4 000
Land Use0

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

Characteristics
Land area546 km2
Population199 391
Gross regional product$ 5 071 699 600
Climate zone6

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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