Australian Bureau of Statistics
4656.5 - Household Choices Related to Water and Energy, WA, October 2009
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/06/2010
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An increase in the popularity of reverse cycle air conditioners in Western Australia has seen a decrease in the use of more energy efficient evaporative coolers and gas heaters, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
WA households accumulate high energy consuming appliances: ABS.
The Household Choices Related to Water and Energy survey, conducted by the ABS in October 2009, also found ownership of high energy consuming entertainment equipment such as Plasma and LCDs televisions increased to almost six in ten households.
At the same time, WA households have been making attempts to conserve water, with dual flush toilets and low flow shower heads common in most households. In the garden, one in five use a garden bore for watering.
Of the estimated 862,000 private dwellings in WA, the following water and energy usage characteristics were observed:
-In 87% of dwellings all toilets were dual flush
-One in five dwellings have a garden bore.
Public transport use within Perth:
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This page last updated 22 June 2010