2018 state emissions snapshot

Electricity 58%

  • Residential 13%
  • Commercial 12%
  • Industrial 33%

Gas 4%

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

Transport 18%

Waste 2%

Agriculture 18%

Total regional emissions
117 120 000
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 Residential15 763 000
Commercial13 969 000
Industrial37 322 000
Gas Residential104 000
Commercial1 666 000
Industrial3 235 000
Transport Automotive11 606 000
Motorcycle47 000
Bus6 071 000
Rail116 000
Tram11 000
Aviation3 259 000
WasteLandfill1 978 000
Water708 000
Agriculture21 265 000
Land Use0

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

Land area1 730 172 km2
Population5 009 424
Gross regional product$ 318 241 990 700

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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