Central Highlands

2017 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 46%

  • Residential 2%
  • Commercial 1%
  • Industrial 43%

Gas 2%

  • Residential 0%
  • Commercial 0%
  • Industrial 2%

Transport 7%

  • On road 6%
  • Domestic air travel 1%

Agriculture 44%

Total municipal emissions
4 516 000
t CO2e

Central Highlands is a regional area that is very large in geographical area relative to the state average and has a low urban density. Its major emissions source is electricity consumption, due to the community’s scale of population and commercial activity. The second largest source of emissions is agriculture.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential109 000
Commercial64 000
Industrial1 962 000
Gas Residential1 000
Commercial2 000
Industrial76 000
TransportOn road283 000
Domestic air travel16 000
WasteLandfill9 000
Water12 000
Agriculture1 982 000
Land Use0

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

Land area59 835 km2
Population28 604
Gross regional product$ 4 069 000 000
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.

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

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