Salisbury

2019/20 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity 50%

  • Residential 22%
  • Commercial 10%
  • Industrial 18%

Gas 22%

  • Residential 7%
  • Commercial 5%
  • Industrial 10%

Transport* 23%

  • Automotive 20%
  • Motorcycle 1%
  • Bus 1%
  • Rail 1%

Waste 5%

Total municipal emissions
1 034 000
t CO2e

Salisbury is a city that is geographically small relative to the state average and has a high 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 automobile transportation.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential218 000
Commercial104 000
Industrial190 000
Gas Residential71 000
Commercial54 000
Industrial99 000
Transport* Automotive233 000
Motorcycle1 000
Bus7 000
Rail1 000
Tram0
Aviation0
WasteLandfill37 000
Water19 000
Agriculture0
Land Use-1 000

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 area160 km2
Population144 216
Gross regional product$ 6 547 586 700
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.

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

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