Australian Bureau of Statistics
1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2008
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/02/2008
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ENERGY USE BY HOUSEHOLDS
The use made of solar energy in Australia is primarily for heating water. It was used by 4% of all households in 2005, with the Northern Territory having the largest proportion of households (42%) using solar energy to heat water (graph 2.5). Solar energy for water heating was also popular in Western Australian households (16%).
In 2005, six in ten dwellings had some form of cooler installed (i.e. air conditioner or evaporative cooler). Since 1994, the most popular system of cooling has been reverse cycle/heat pump air conditioning (57% in 2005) (graph 2.7).
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