New South Wales

2017 state emissions snapshot

Electricity 54%

  • Residential 14%
  • Commercial 14%
  • Industrial 26%

Gas 8%

  • Residential 1%
  • Commercial 3%
  • Industrial 4%

Transport 24%

  • On road 22%
  • Domestic air travel 2%

Waste 2%

Agriculture 12%

Total regional emissions
135 768 000
t CO2e

New South Wales is a state that is moderate in size relative to the national average and has a high 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 Residential19 589 000
Commercial18 671 000
Industrial33 482 000
Gas Residential1 540 000
Commercial3 535 000
Industrial6 091 000
TransportOn road30 410 000
Domestic air travel2 836 000
WasteLandfill2 242 000
Water1 120 000
Agriculture16 252 000
Land Use-401 000

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

Land area819 426 km2
Population7 867 936
Gross regional product$ 553 240 750 000

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.

For help using this report to plan CO2 reductions strategies, please see our user guide.

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

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