Northern Territory

2019/20 state emissions snapshot

Electricity 37%

  • Residential 3%
  • Commercial 11%
  • Industrial 23%

Gas 1%

Transport 24%

  • Automotive 21%
  • Aviation 3%

Waste 3%

Agriculture 35%

Total regional emissions
8 537 000
t CO2e

Northern Territory is a territory that is large in geographical area relative to the national average and has a very low urban density. Its major emissions source is electricity consumption, due to the state’s scale of population and commercial activity. The second largest source of emissions is waste water.

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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential281 000
Commercial943 000
Industrial1 948 000
Gas Residential0
Commercial10 000
Industrial4 000
Transport Automotive1 784 000
Aviation255 000
WasteLandfill261 000
Water24 000
Agriculture3 027 000
Land Use10 000

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

Land area1 348 040 km2
Population246 036
Gross regional product$ 22 969 059 500

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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