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Sydney

2019 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 31%

  • Residential 3%
  • Commercial 23%
  • Industrial 5%

Gas 7%

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

Transport* 59%

  • Automotive 49%
  • Motorcycle 1%
  • Bus 5%
  • Rail 4%

Waste 2%

Total municipal emissions
15 209 000
t CO2e

Sydney is a city 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 Residential438 000
Commercial3 497 000
Industrial833 000
Gas Residential60 000
Commercial793 000
Industrial189 000
Transport* Automotive7 534 000
Motorcycle55 000
Bus748 000
Rail798 000
Tram0
Aviation0
WasteLandfill199 000
Water37 000
Agriculture28 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

Characteristics
Land area27 km2
Population246 343
Gross regional product$ 124 402 790 600
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.

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.

This report uses emissions data provided by Google.

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A Comparison Report is available for $450 AUD, which includes the information provided in the free report, as well as a cohort comparison. This section compares your municipality’s emissions to the average for its cohort and the state average, and provides emissions intensity metrics and benchmarking.

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