NAME OF COLLECTION
ABS Environmental Issues Survey - Energy
Environment and Energy Statistics Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Telephone: 02 6252 5643
Facsimile: 02 6252 5335
To collect attitudinal and behavioural data from households and individuals relating to the environment.
The survey provides data on energy sources, use and conservation by domestic households as well as type of appliances.
Method of collection
The survey is run as a supplement to the Monthly Population Survey. The MPS is a sample of private dwellings and non-private dwellings (hotels, motels, etc.). The proportion of Australian dwellings selected this way is approximately 0.5%. For this survey, half the private dwelling sample (i.e. 15,500 dwellings) are used.
Data detailIncidence/location of insulation
Type of insulation
Reasons for/for not installing insulation
Rooms with solar access/reasons for no sunlight
Presence of heating/type of heater/age/energy source
Hot water system energy source
Presence of appliances/number/type/age
Presence of suds saver/use
Water temperature/frequency of clothes washing
Appliances replaced/purchased in last 12 months/reasons for choice
Use/awareness/willingness to pay for Greenpower energy sources
Australia, State and Territory, Metropolitan - non Metropolitan Geographic Area.
Frequency of data availability
Data for this topic is available every three years as part of a triennial collection program. Relates to the calendar year.
Historical dataEnvironmental Issues - People's Views and Practices (cat. no. 4602.0)
June 1994 and March 1999.
Products and services available
Other products and services
Special data service available on request - tables can be provided electronically in spreadsheets, by email or disk