2018 electorate emissions snapshot

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  • Residential 10%
  • Commercial 15%
  • Industrial 35%
  • Residential 17%
  • Commercial 26%
  • Industrial 58%
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    • Residential 2%
    • Commercial 5%
    • Industrial 9%
    • Residential 10%
    • Commercial 28%
    • Industrial 62%
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      • Automotive 17%
      • Bus 1%
      • Rail 1%
      • Automotive 99%
      • Bus 1%
      • Rail 1%
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      • Landfill 93%
      • Water 7%
      Total municipal emissions
      4 056 000
      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 with the majority of this coming from industrial electricity consumption.

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      SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
      Electricity Residential401 000
      Commercial627 000
      Industrial1 398 000
      Gas Residential65 000
      Commercial183 000
      Industrial406 000
      Transport Automotive757 000
      Bus7 000
      Rail3 000
      WasteLandfill195 000
      Water14 000
      Land Use1 000

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

      Land area75 km2
      Population159 168
      Gross regional product$ 42 160 395 700
      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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