South Australia

2019/20 state emissions snapshot

Electricity 34%

  • Residential 13%
  • Commercial 8%
  • Industrial 13%

Gas 11%

  • Residential 4%
  • Commercial 3%
  • Industrial 4%

Transport 27%

  • Automotive 22%
  • Motorcycle 1%
  • Bus 1%
  • Rail 1%
  • Tram 1%
  • Aviation 1%

Waste 5%

Agriculture 23%

Total regional emissions
21 147 000
t CO2e

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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SourceSectorEmissions (t CO2e)
Electricity Residential2 762 000
Commercial1 791 000
Industrial2 670 000
Gas Residential816 000
Commercial612 000
Industrial829 000
Transport Automotive5 189 000
Motorcycle11 000
Bus81 000
Rail9 000
Tram2 000
Aviation498 000
WasteLandfill846 000
Water218 000
Agriculture4 813 000
Land Use-60 000

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

Land area984 274 km2
Population1 761 169
Gross regional product$ 105 531 998 200

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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