New South Wales

2018 state emissions snapshot

Electricity 54%

  • Residential 15%
  • Commercial 14%
  • Industrial 25%

Gas 8%

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

Transport 25%

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

Waste 2%

Agriculture 11%

Total regional emissions
133 821 000
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 692 000
Commercial18 864 000
Industrial33 304 000
Gas Residential1 545 000
Commercial3 602 000
Industrial6 088 000
Transport Automotive28 462 000
Motorcycle54 000
Bus1 042 000
Rail1 057 000
Tram2 000
Aviation2 737 000
WasteLandfill1 962 000
Water1 086 000
Agriculture14 324 000
Land Use-373 000

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

Land area819 426 km2
Population7 980 168
Gross regional product$ 562 836 619 600

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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