New South Wales

2019 state emissions snapshot

Electricity 57%

  • Residential 16%
  • Commercial 15%
  • Industrial 26%

Gas 9%

  • Residential 1%
  • Commercial 3%
  • Industrial 5%

Transport 21%

  • Automotive 16%
  • Motorcycle 1%
  • Bus 1%
  • Rail 1%
  • Tram 1%
  • Aviation 1%

Waste 2%

Agriculture 11%

Total regional emissions
117 956 000
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 264 000
Commercial18 142 000
Industrial28 983 000
Gas Residential1 644 000
Commercial3 591 000
Industrial5 418 000
Transport Automotive21 438 000
Motorcycle83 000
Bus538 000
Rail474 000
Tram2 000
Aviation2 368 000
WasteLandfill1 830 000
Water1 059 000
Agriculture13 122 000
Land Use-355 000

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

Characteristics
Land area819 426 km2
Population8 089 817
Gross regional product$ 568 460 592 000

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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