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East Pilbara

2021/22 municipal emissions snapshot

Electricity70%Source %

  • Residential 1%
  • Commercial 1%
  • Industrial 68%
  • Residential 1%
  • Commercial 1%
    • Wholesale Trade 1%
    • Other Services 0%
    • Public Administration 0%
    • Retail Trade 0%
    • Education & Training 0%
  • Industrial 98%
    • Mining 94%
    • Manufacturing 1%
    • Transport 1%
    • Agriculture 1%
    • Construction 1%

Gas4%Source %

  • Industrial 100%
    • Mining 55%
    • Utilities 45%

Transport14%Source %

  • On road 13%
  • Aviation 1%
  • On road 90%
    • Freight 85%
    • Automotive 4%
    • Bus 1%
  • Aviation 10%

Waste1%Source %

  • Landfill 82%
  • Water 18%

Agriculture9%Source %

  • Sheep/Beef 100%
Total municipal emissions
2 815 000
t CO2e
1m t CO₂e2m t CO₂e3m t CO₂e4m t CO₂e5m t CO₂e6m t CO₂e7m t CO₂e8m t CO₂e9m t CO₂e10m t CO₂e

East Pilbara is a rural municipality that is very large in geographical area relative to the state average and has a very low urban density. Its major emissions source is electricity consumption with the majority of this coming from industrial electricity consumption.

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Because the data is partially modelled, the Snapshot time series is not suitable for detailed tracking of emissions reductions or for tracking the impacts of specific programs. As the quality of available data continues to improve, so will the tracking capabilities of Snapshot in the future.

SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential14 000
Commercial10 000
Industrial1 960 000
Gas Industrial106 000
Transport On road364 000
Aviation40 000
Waste22 000
IPPU4 000
Fugitive40 000
Agriculture255 000
Land Use0

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

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Characteristics
Land area372 308 km2
Population10 341
Gross regional product$ 5 923 773 100
Climate zone3

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This report outlines the major sources of carbon emissions for the entire region (municipality, electorate, or state). 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)
  • Industrial Processes and Product Use (IPPU) (industrial processes, refrigerant use)

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