North Sydney

2018 municipal emissions snapshot

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  • Residential 14%
  • Commercial 47%
  • Industrial 6%
  • Residential 21%
  • Commercial 70%
  • Industrial 10%
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    • Residential 2%
    • Commercial 12%
    • Industrial 1%
    • Residential 16%
    • Commercial 74%
    • Industrial 10%
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      • Automotive 9%
      • Motorcycle 1%
      • Bus 2%
      • Rail 2%
      • Automotive 72%
      • Motorcycle 1%
      • Bus 15%
      • Rail 12%
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      • Landfill 80%
      • Water 20%
      Total municipal emissions
      1 005 000
      t CO2e

      North Sydney is a regional area that is geographically very 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 commercial electricity consumption.

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      SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
      Electricity Residential139 000
      Commercial470 000
      Industrial64 000
      Gas Residential23 000
      Commercial108 000
      Industrial15 000
      Transport* Automotive102 000
      Motorcycle1 000
      Bus21 000
      Rail17 000
      WasteLandfill36 000
      Water9 000
      Land Use0

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

      Transport activity data from
      Google Environmental Insights Explorer

      Land area10 km2
      Population74 087
      Gross regional product$ 18 633 516 100
      Climate zone5

      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.

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      Note that the percentages presented might not add up to 100% because of rounding.

      This report uses emissions data provided by Google.

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