La Trobe

2019/20 electorate emissions snapshot

Electricity 56%

  • Residential 27%
  • Commercial 15%
  • Industrial 14%

Gas 17%

  • Residential 12%
  • Commercial 3%
  • Industrial 2%

Transport 18%

  • Automotive 15%
  • Motorcycle 1%
  • Bus 1%
  • Rail 1%

Waste 3%

Total electorate emissions
1 164 000
t CO2e

La Trobe 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 Residential306 000
Commercial172 000
Industrial168 000
Gas Residential137 000
Commercial30 000
Industrial28 000
Transport Automotive204 000
Motorcycle1 000
Bus1 000
Rail4 000
WasteLandfill21 000
Water17 000
Agriculture75 000
Land Use-4 000

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

Land area719 km2
Population138 260
Gross regional product$ 3 812 716 200
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.

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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