2017/18 state emissions snapshot

Electricity 52%

  • Residential 12%
  • Commercial 17%
  • Industrial 23%

Gas 12%

  • Residential 6%
  • Commercial 3%
  • Industrial 3%

Transport 23%

  • On road 21%
  • Domestic air travel 2%

Waste 2%

Agriculture 11%

Total regional emissions
114 359 000
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 984 000
Commercial19 540 000
Industrial25 417 000
Gas Residential6 645 000
Commercial3 060 000
Industrial3 899 000
TransportOn road24 339 000
Domestic air travel2 522 000
WasteLandfill1 499 000
Water853 000
Agriculture12 601 000
Land Use0

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

Land area227 496 km2
Population6 391 813
Gross regional product$ 411 503 000 000

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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