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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/01/2005   
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A snapshot of the largest energy users

The results of the industry-wide 2001-02 Energy Survey, conducted for the first time by the ABS in 2003, show the contribution of large end-users of energy to Australia's total end-use of energy.

During 2001-02 Australian industry end-users other than those engaged in agriculture, water and air transport, consumed 1,960.2 PJ of energy. Of this, the top 250 businesses accounted for 62.2% (or 1,219.4 PJ) and the top 1,000 businesses 70.7% (1,386.1 PJ) (table 17.20). Graph 17.22 shows the cumulative total energy end-use of the top 1,000 businesses.

While the largest end-users of energy are drawn from a range of industries, most are from the mining and manufacturing industries (table 17.21). Of the largest 250 energy users, 47.2% are in the manufacturing industry, 20.6% are in the mining industry, and 10.4% are from the transport industry. Of the largest 1,000 energy users, 132 (or 13.2%) are in the mining industry and 367 (or 36.7%) are in the manufacturing industry.

Of all energy used by industry for end-use purposes in 2001-02 the mining industry accounted for 10.3%, the manufacturing industry accounted for 53.6%, transport and storage (excluding air and sea transport) accounted for 10.5%, and other industries (excluding agriculture) accounted for 25.6%.


17.20 CONTRIBUTION BY TOP END-USERS OF ENERGY TO TOTAL INDUSTRY ENERGY USE - 2001-02

Businesses
Energy use
Proportion of total industry energy use
no.
PJ
%

Top 100
1,081.9
55.2
Top 250
1,219.4
62.2
Top 1,000
1,386.1
70.7
Top 5,000
1,548.4
79.0
All businesses(a)
1,960.2
100.0

(a) Excludes agriculture (ANZSIC Subdivision 01), water, air and space transport (ANZSIC Subdivisions 63, 64), and foreign government representation (ANZSIC Group 813).

Source: ABS data available on request, Energy Survey 2001-02.

17.21 INDUSTRIES CONTRIBUTING TO LARGEST END-USERS OF ENERGY - 2001-02

Proportion of top 250 end-users of energy
Proportion of top 1,000 end-users of energy
%
%

Mining
20.6
13.2
Manufacturing
47.2
36.7
Transport and storage(a)
10.4
15.3
Other(b)
21.8
34.8

(a) Excludes water, air and space transport (ANZSIC Subdivisions 63, 64).
(b) Excludes agriculture (ANZSIC Subdivision 01) and foreign government representation (ANZSIC Group 813).

Source: ABS data available on request, Energy Survey 2001-02.

Graph 17.22: CUMULATIVE ENERGY END-USE OF LARGEST 1,000 USERS(a) - 2001-02


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