South Australia is a state that is moderate in size relative to the national average and has a 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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|Source||SectorEmissions (t CO2e)|
|Electricity||Residential||2 762 000|
|Commercial||1 791 000|
|Industrial||2 670 000|
|Transport||Automotive||5 189 000|
|Agriculture||4 813 000|
|Land Use||-60 000|
Land Use data is not used in the chart nor the displayed total municipal emissions.
|Land area||984 274 km2|
|Population||1 761 169|
|Gross regional product||$ 105 531 998 200|
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:
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.
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