Western Australia

2019/20 state emissions snapshot

Electricity 55%

  • Residential 12%
  • Commercial 7%
  • Industrial 36%

Gas 7%

  • Residential 1%
  • Commercial 2%
  • Industrial 4%

Transport 22%

Waste 3%

Agriculture 13%

Total regional emissions
56 293 000
t CO2e

Western Australia is a state that is very large in geographical area relative to the national average and has a low 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 Residential6 613 000
Commercial3 757 000
Industrial20 126 000
Gas Residential648 000
Commercial906 000
Industrial2 406 000
Transport Automotive11 276 000
Motorcycle13 000
Bus77 000
Rail46 000
Aviation1 218 000
WasteLandfill1 515 000
Water185 000
Agriculture7 507 000
Land Use585 000

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

Land area2 526 646 km2
Population2 642 535
Gross regional product$ 247 087 149 500

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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