2019/20 electorate emissions snapshot

Electricity 49%

  • Residential 10%
  • Commercial 8%
  • Industrial 31%

Gas 13%

  • Residential 1%
  • Commercial 2%
  • Industrial 10%

Transport 35%

  • Automotive 9%
  • Bus 1%
  • Rail 1%
  • Aviation 24%

Waste 3%

Total electorate emissions
4 196 000
t CO2e

Swan is a federal electorate that is geographically small relative to the state average and has a moderate 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 Residential399 000
Commercial331 000
Industrial1 313 000
Gas Residential61 000
Commercial98 000
Industrial394 000
Transport Automotive405 000
Bus12 000
Rail4 000
Aviation1 046 000
WasteLandfill121 000
Water12 000
Land Use3 000

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

Land area124 km2
Population163 764
Gross regional product$ 22 224 266 300
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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