2018 municipal emissions snapshot

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  • Residential 12%
  • Commercial 14%
  • Industrial 43%
  • Residential 17%
  • Commercial 20%
  • Industrial 63%
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    • Residential 1%
    • Commercial 1%
    • Industrial 2%
    • Residential 4%
    • Commercial 23%
    • Industrial 74%
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      • Automotive 10%
      • Motorcycle 1%
      • Rail 1%
      • Aviation 1%
      • Automotive 86%
      • Motorcycle 1%
      • Rail 1%
      • Aviation 13%
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      • Landfill 65%
      • Water 35%
      Total municipal emissions
      1 920 000
      t CO2e

      Rockhampton is a regional area that is moderate in size 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 Residential228 000
      Commercial260 000
      Industrial828 000
      Gas Residential3 000
      Commercial19 000
      Industrial62 000
      Transport* Automotive218 000
      Motorcycle1 000
      Rail1 000
      Aviation33 000
      WasteLandfill24 000
      Water13 000
      Agriculture230 000
      Land Use-3 000

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

      Transport activity data from
      Google Environmental Insights Explorer

      Land area6 570 km2
      Population81 051
      Gross regional product$ 4 827 806 300
      Climate zone1

      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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