2019/20 state emissions snapshot

Electricity 29%

  • Residential 6%
  • Commercial 5%
  • Industrial 18%

Gas 12%

  • Residential 1%
  • Commercial 3%
  • Industrial 8%

Transport 28%

  • Automotive 23%
  • Motorcycle 1%
  • Bus 1%
  • Aviation 3%

Waste 5%

Agriculture 26%

Total regional emissions
7 489 000
t CO2e

Tasmania is a state that is geographically small relative to the national average and has a moderate 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 Residential433 000
Commercial391 000
Industrial1 331 000
Gas Residential6 000
Commercial212 000
Industrial645 000
Transport Automotive1 890 000
Motorcycle1 000
Bus8 000
Aviation272 000
WasteLandfill270 000
Water84 000
Agriculture1 946 000
Land Use39 000

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

Land area68 018 km2
Population537 619
Gross regional product$ 29 175 048 000

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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