2019/20 state emissions snapshot

Electricity 58%

  • Residential 15%
  • Commercial 12%
  • Industrial 31%

Gas 4%

  • Residential 1%
  • Commercial 1%
  • Industrial 2%

Transport 18%

Waste 2%

Agriculture 18%

Total regional emissions
109 245 000
t CO2e

Queensland is a state that is large in geographical area relative to the national average and has a moderate 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 Residential16 039 000
Commercial13 534 000
Industrial33 979 000
Gas Residential210 000
Commercial1 635 000
Industrial2 826 000
Transport Automotive16 558 000
Motorcycle48 000
Bus27 000
Rail30 000
Tram9 000
Aviation2 544 000
WasteLandfill1 924 000
Water702 000
Agriculture19 180 000
Land Use192 000

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

Land area1 730 172 km2
Population5 135 348
Gross regional product$ 322 802 483 000

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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