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1338.1 - New South Wales in Focus, 2008 (Reissue)  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/06/2008  Reissue
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ENVIRONMENT
Environment – Statistical Highlights
Data cubes with detailed statistics available on the Details Page

ENVIRONMENT, Summary table, NSW

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007

Biodiversity

1. Threatened species–Animals(a) no.
na
291
296
302
326
316
317
336
2. Threatened species–Plants(a) no.
na
539
573
587
615
608
609
664
3. Endangered ecological communities no.
na
47
60
63
66
80
81
84

Air

4. Mean minimum temperature–Sydney oC
14.5
14.7
14.6
14.5
14.7
14.8
14.7
15.2
5. Mean maximum temperature–Sydney oC
22.7
23.1
23.1
22.7
23.4
23.4
23.1
22.7
6. Mean minimum temperature–NSW oC
11.2
11.0
10.9
11.3
11.0
11.4
10.9
11.9
7. Mean maximum temperature–NSW oC
24.0
24.7
25.6
24.6
25.0
25.2
25.5
25.1
Days NEPM standards were exceeded–Sydney
8. Photochemical oxidants as ozone
–4 hours average
days
12
21
15
9
16
12
12
nya
9. Concentrations of particulate matter
–10 microns in diameter
days
4
8
26
18
4
11
8
nya
10. Net greenhouse gas emissions CO2–e(b) Mt
153.6
153.1
158.6
151.7
157.1
158.2
nya
nya

Land

11. Establishments with agricultural activity(c) '000 ha
62 093
61 007
63 386
65 126
63 581
64 356
62 125
nya
12. Native forest stock(c) '000 ha
na
r26 742
r26 658
na
na
r26 981
na
na
13. Total land cleared '000 ha
72.6
72.3
64.1
64.1
110.8
nya
nya
nya

Water

14. Annual total rainfall–Sydney mm
822
1 359
860
1 200
995
816
994
1 499
15. Annual total rainfall–NSW average mm
621
480
321
489
499
500
351
543
16. Annual rainfall deficiencies–NSW(d) mm
55.1
–85.9
–245.3
–76.6
–67.5
–66.3
–215.0
–23.2
Water consumption
17. Total consumption(e) GL
na
r8 783
na
na
na
5 922
na
na
18. Agricultural use(e) %
na
r77.4
na
na
na
69.8
na
na
19. Household use(e) %
na
r7.7
na
na
na
9.7
na
na
20. Household use per capita kL/capita
na
r97
na
na
na
84
na
na
21. Household with a rainwater tank %
na
9.7
na
na
12.8
na
na
15.8
22. Water stored in large dams GL
na
na
12 206
8 629
7 970
8 200
nya
nya
23. Water trading (permanent and temporary)(f) GL
na
624.1
na
na
na
423.8
na
na

Energy

Energy consumption(g)
24. Black coal PJ
713.6
737.5
743.5
758.6
793.5
805.1
803.2
nya
25. Natural gas PJ
143.2
146.1
144.2
144.3
144.8
143.1
140.3
nya
26. Petroleum products PJ
531.6
542.1
543.2
556.9
557.9
563.1
568.6
nya
27. Electricity PJ
249.1
257.4
259.2
265.1
277.0
284.6
289.0
nya
28. Total energy consumption PJ
1 426.3
1 455.6
1 451.1
1 480.1
1 520.0
r1 514.0
1 504.3
nya
29. Renewable electricity generation(b) PJ
na
na
na
na
18.6
17.1
19.5
20.5

Waste disposal

30. Municipal per capita(c)(h) kg
358
353
349
336
324
299
nya
nya
31. Commercial/industrial per capita(c)(h) kg
565
500
455
475
510
519
nya
nya
32. Construction/demolition per capita(c)(h) kg
278
207
254
284
317
315
nya
nya
33. Total waste recycled(c)(h) %
na
na
na
49.0
na
49.0
nya
nya
34. Households that recycle waste(i) %
93.6
na
na
94.5
na
na
97.5
nya

na not available
nya not yet available
r revised
(a) Sum of presumed extinct species, endangered species and vulnerable species.
(b) Data are revised.
(c) Year ended 30 June.
(d) Long term average minus statewide average.
(e) 2001 data includes ACT.
(f) See glossary for more details.
(g) Includes ACT.
(h) Greater Sydney Region: encompasses Sydney metropolitan, Hunter, Central Coast and Illawarra regions.
(i) Data are at March.
ENVIRONMENT, Data sources

Summary table indicators
Chapter tables

Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0)
11
11.6
Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE), Australian Energy Consumption and Production,
1973–74 to 2005–06
24–28
11.13
Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE), Australian Energy National and State Projections to 2029–30
29
11.14
Australian Bureau of Meteorology
4–7; 14–16
11.3
Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Australian Greenhouse Emissions Information System
13
11.7
Australian Greenhouse Office, Department of the Environment and Water Resources, State and Territory Greenhouse Gas Inventories 2005
10
11.5
Domestic Water and Energy Use, NSW (cat. no. 4621.1)
. .
11.12
Environmental Issues: People's Views and Practices (cat. no. 4602.0)
21; 34
11.16
National Forest Inventory, Australia's State of the Forests Report, 2003, Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra
12
11.7
National Forest Inventory, National Plantation Inventory, Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra 2001–2007
. .
11.7
Natural Resource Management on Australian Farms (cat. no. 4620.0)
. .
11.8–11.9
NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change
8–9; 30–33
11.4; 11.15
Schedules 1 & 2: Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 No. 101, and Schedules 4 & 5: Fisheries Management Act 1994 No. 38
1–3
11.2
Water Account, Australia (cat. no. 4610.0)
17–20; 22–23
11.11
Water Use on Australian Farms (cat. no. 4618.0)
. .
11.10

. . not applicable


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