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4616.1 - Domestic Water Use, New South Wales, Oct 2002  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/04/2003   
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  • Appendix

APPENDIX : ADDITIONAL DATA AVAILABLE

In addition to the statistics provided in this publication, ABS can produce upon request customised tables cross-classifying any of the following information. Inquiries should be made to the contact person shown on the front of this publication. Information collected in the survey included:


Demographic characteristics

Type of household e.g. person living alone, married couple only, etc.
Type of dwelling
Type of tenure
Area of usual residence, Sydney/balance of NSW
Labour force region


Sources of Water

Whether the dwelling is connected to mains water supply/town water
Whether the dwelling has any other sources of water in addition to mains water supply
Types of alternative sources of water
Uses of alternative sources of water
Type of sewerage connection


Indoor Water Use

Whether the household has a washing machine
Age of washing machine
Type of washing machine
Number of loads of washing done last week in the washing machine
Whether household has a dishwasher
Age of dishwasher
Whether dishwasher was used last week
Types of wash cycles used last week in the dishwasher
Number of times rinse only/prewash cycle used last week in the dishwasher
Number of times other cycles (not rinse only/prewash) used last week in the dishwasher
Whether the dwelling has an evaporative cooler
Whether the evaporative cooler is connected to mains water supply
Number of toilets both inside and outside dwelling
Number of single flush toilets at dwelling
Number of dual flush toilets at dwelling
Number of other types of toilets at dwelling
Total all types of toilets at dwelling
Number of showers both inside and outside the dwelling
Number of times used shower last week
Number of bath tubs in the dwelling
Number of times used bath last week


Outdoor Water Use

Number of vehicles washed at the dwelling
Number of times vehicles were washed at the dwelling last month
Whether use hose for washing down balconies, footpaths and buildings etc.
Whether dwelling has any gardens or lawns
Whether mulch used on the garden
Whether have a fixed watering system in the garden
Type of fixed watering system
Type of automatic timer on fixed watering system
Whether garden or lawn watered with a hand-held hose, a sprinkler, a soaker hose, etc.
Whether dwelling has a swimming pool
Type of swimming pool

Number of leaking taps, toilets, or other fixtures both inside and outside dwelling

To discuss you data requirements or for further information regarding this survey, please contact Erin Stephenson on Sydney 02 9268 4183.


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