Parramatta

2019/20 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 64%

  • Residential 13%
  • Commercial 23%
  • Industrial 28%

Gas 12%

  • Residential 1%
  • Commercial 5%
  • Industrial 6%

Transport 21%

  • On road 21%

Waste 3%

Total municipal emissions
3 411 000
t CO2e

Parramatta is a city that is geographically very small relative to the state average and has a 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 Residential445 000
Commercial781 000
Industrial952 000
Gas Residential49 000
Commercial169 000
Industrial206 000
TransportOn road709 000
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill100 000
Water0
Agriculture0
Land Use-1 000

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

Characteristics
Land area84 km2
Population258 747
Gross regional product$ 27 578 615 200
Climate zone6

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.

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