2019/20 electorate emissions snapshot

Electricity 40%

  • Residential 4%
  • Commercial 2%
  • Industrial 34%

Gas 2%

  • Residential 0%
  • Commercial 0%
  • Industrial 2%

Transport 20%

  • Automotive 19%
  • Aviation 1%

Waste 1%

Agriculture 37%

Total electorate emissions
8 996 000
t CO2e

O’Connor is a federal electorate that is very large in geographical area relative to the state average and has a very low 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 waste water.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential323 000
Commercial187 000
Industrial3 038 000
Gas Residential13 000
Commercial13 000
Industrial186 000
Transport Automotive1 822 000
Aviation14 000
WasteLandfill71 000
Water11 000
Agriculture3 318 000
Land Use165 000

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

Land area867 027 km2
Population156 933
Gross regional product$ 14 984 570 000
Climate zone4

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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