4618.4 - Domestic Use of Water and Energy, South Australia, Oct 2004  
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APPENDIX ADDITIONAL DATA AVAILABLE


ADDITIONAL DATA AVAILABLE

In addition to the statistics provided in this publication, the ABS can produce customised tabulations on request. Subject to confidentiality and sampling variability constraints, tabulations can be produced from the survey by cross-classifying any of the following data items for the relevant survey populations.



POPULATIONS

All households


Households connected to gas


Households using a heater


Households with a hot water system


Households with a rainwater tank plumbed into dwelling


Households with a front loading automatic washing machine


Households with a top loading automatic washing machine


Households with an air conditioner


Households with a garden and/or lawn


Households with reduced flow shower heads



DATA ITEMS

Dwelling characteristics

Area of usual residence

      Adelaide
      Balance of SA

Tenure type
      Owner with a mortgage
      Owner without a mortgage
      Renter - government housing authority
      Renter - other
      Other

Household characteristics

Household size
      One person household
      Two person household
      Three person household
      Four person household
      Five or more person household

Equivalised gross household income quintile
      Lowest quintile
      Second quintile
      Third quintile
      Fourth quintile
      Highest quintile

Whether children in the household
      With children (at least one household resident aged 0-14 years)
      Without children (no household resident aged 0-14 years)

Water use

Whether household had a rainwater tank plumbed into dwelling


Whether household had a reduced flow shower head


Type of washing machine

      Top loading automatic
      Front loading automatic

Whether household had any gardens or lawns
      Lawn only
      Garden only
      Both lawn and garden
      Neither lawn nor garden

Methods of watering gardens/lawns
      Hand watering
      Movable sprinkler
      Fixed sprinkler system including drip systems
      Timer
      Other
      Did not water/relied on rainfall

Water conservation actions taken around the dwelling in the last 12 months
      Stopped watering or did not water the lawn
      Watered using a soaking method
      Planted drought tolerant plants or lawn
      Used mulch
      Removed or reduced the size of the lawn
      Recycled or reused water
      Adjusted water level when washing clothes or dishes
      Taken less time in the shower

Water conservation actions taken around the dwelling for the first time in the last 12 months
      Stopped watering or did not water the lawn
      Watered using a soaking method
      Planted drought tolerant plants or lawn
      Used mulch
      Recycled or reused water
      Adjusted water level when washing clothes or dishes

Energy use

Gas connection
      Mains
      Bottled
      Both mains and bottled

Energy source for hot water system
      Peak electricity
      Off-peak electricity
      Gas
      Solar
      Wood
      Other

Main type of heater
      Portable electric
      Electric ceiling, wall or floor radiant heating
      Off-peak electric in slab heater
      Off-peak electric heat bank
      Other electric
      Reverse cycle split system air conditioner
      Reverse cycle air conditioner set in wall or window
      Ducted reverse cycle air conditioner
      Reverse cycle air conditioner in unknown location
      Flueless gas heater
      Floor/wall mounted gas space heater
      Ducted gas heater
      Other gas heater
      Open wood fire
      Pot belly or slow combustion wood heater
      Oil fired heater
      Other heater
      No type of heating used

Whether household had an air conditioner


Number of air conditioners used

      None
      One
      Two
      Three or more

Whether household mainly used an evaporative air conditioner


Location of mainly used air conditioner

      Split
      Set in wall/window
      Ducted
      Portable


FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information about additional data available on request, please contact Stuart Peevor on Adelaide (08) 8237 7572.