2019/20 state emissions snapshot

Electricity 53%

  • Residential 15%
  • Commercial 19%
  • Industrial 19%

Gas 14%

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

Transport 18%

  • Automotive 13%
  • Motorcycle 1%
  • Bus 1%
  • Rail 1%
  • Tram 1%
  • Aviation 1%

Waste 2%

Agriculture 13%

Total regional emissions
95 924 000
t CO2e

Victoria is a state that is geographically small relative to the national average and has a high 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 Residential13 992 000
Commercial18 202 000
Industrial19 221 000
Gas Residential7 294 000
Commercial2 987 000
Industrial3 013 000
Transport Automotive14 158 000
Motorcycle50 000
Bus181 000
Rail200 000
Tram118 000
Aviation2 209 000
WasteLandfill1 337 000
Water912 000
Agriculture12 050 000
Land Use-243 000

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

Land area227 496 km2
Population6 646 355
Gross regional product$ 422 701 422 300

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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