2017 electorate emissions snapshot

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  • Residential 9%
  • Commercial 13%
  • Industrial 30%
  • Residential 17%
  • Commercial 26%
  • Industrial 57%
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    • Residential 1%
    • Commercial 4%
    • Industrial 8%
    • Residential 9%
    • Commercial 28%
    • Industrial 63%
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      • On road 31%
      • On road 100%
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      • Landfill 93%
      • Water 7%
      Total municipal emissions
      4 817 000
      t CO2e

      Perth 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 Residential414 000
      Commercial644 000
      Industrial1 427 000
      Gas Residential60 000
      Commercial181 000
      Industrial402 000
      TransportOn road1 486 000
      Domestic air travel0
      WasteLandfill189 000
      Water14 000
      Land Use1 000

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

      Land area75 km2
      Population158 600
      Gross regional product$ 41 598 758 600
      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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