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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2003   
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In 2002, electric heating became the most popular form of room heating used by households within the Greater Hobart-Southern Region (49.4%). However, in 1999 wood heating was most commonly used (52.0%).

Between 1999 and 2002, the use of electric heating increased by 62.8% in the Northern Region and 41.9% in the Mersey-Lyell Region. However, wood heating was still more popular at 50.8% in the Northern and 47.2% in the Mersey-Lyell Regions.


ROOM HEATING USED MOST, Households: Tasmanian regions
Greater Hobart-Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania
Main heating type'000%'000%'000%'000%

Electric
1999
34.4
38.0
13.7
26.0
13.6
31.5
61.7
33.1
2002
45.3
49.4
22.3
41.6
19.3
45.0
86.9
46.2

Wood
1999
47.1
52.0
33.7
63.9
23.8
55.4
104.7
56.2
2002
38.4
41.9
27.2
50.8
20.2
47.2
85.8
45.6

Other/varies
1999
9.1
10.0
5.4
10.1
5.7
13.1
20.0
10.7
2002
8.0
8.7
4.1
7.6
3.3
7.8
15.4
8.2

Total
1999
90.6
100.0
52.8
100.0
43.1
100.0
186.4
100.0
2002
91.7
100.0
53.5
100.0
42.8
100.0
188.0
100.0

Source: ABS data available on request, Population Survey Monitor (Environmental Issues); Environmental Issues: Peoples Views and Practices (cat. no. 4602.0).


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