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City of Adelaide - Tracking city carbon emissions


2018/19 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 53%

  • Residential 4%
  • Commercial 48%
  • Industrial 1%

Gas 9%

  • Residential 1%
  • Commercial 8%

Transport* 30%

  • On road 30%

Waste 8%

Total municipal emissions
770 578
t CO2e

Adelaide 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 commercial electricity consumption.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential27 074
Commercial372 480
Industrial5 474
Gas Residential3 034
Commercial69 917
Transport*On road228 708
Domestic air travel0
WasteLandfill62 418
Water1 473
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 area16 km2
Population25 132
Gross regional product$ 18 597 926 000
Climate zone5
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