Australian Bureau of Statistics
1304.5 - Stats Talk WA, Dec 2010
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Households in separate houses (over three-quarters of Perth households) were more likely to have higher water usage outside the home, with almost all of these homes (98%) containing a garden and/or lawn. In contrast, multiple dwellings (such as flats and apartments) are likely to have smaller living areas and smaller gardens and therefore generally reduced water consumption.
Although separate dwellings are more likely to use water outside the home than other dwelling types, these homes were also more likely to have access to water sources other than mains water for use on gardens and lawns. For example, those living in a separate house (31%) were much more likely to have bore access than those living in a semi-detached, terrace or townhouse (4%).
For further information see the full feature article Water Choices of Perth Households in Western Australian Statistical Indicators (cat. no. 1367.5).
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