Australian Bureau of Statistics
4604.0 - Energy Account, Australia, 2011-12 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/11/2013
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Households using less electricity, but using more energy overall
Australian households are using 12 percent less electricity than they were three years ago but four percent more energy overall, a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows.
"Electricity use by households has fallen 12 percent since 2008-09," said Mark Lound from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, "but total household energy expenditure on all forms of energy including natural gas, petrol, diesel, LPG, solar, wood and wood waste has gone up by nearly 60 percent.
"Households and manufacturing industry were the two largest domestic energy users, accounting for around one quarter of total energy use each, followed by transport and mining which used around 15 percent each,
"Overall, industry used nearly 3,000 petajoules in 2011-12, up slightly from the previous year and accounting for nearly three quarters of Australia's total energy use.
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