4602.0.55.001 - Environmental Issues: Energy Use and Conservation, Mar 2011 Quality Declaration 
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This publication presents results from the ABS Energy Use and Conservation Survey conducted in March 2011. The Survey collected a range of information on factors which can affect how much energy a household consumes including dwelling structure, the type of insulation a dwelling has and the number and types of electrical appliances within the household (including computers). Data was also collected on the sources of energy used by households.

Tables for this publication with the corresponding relative standard error tables are in a Data Cube (spreadsheet format) in the Downloads tab. An additional Data Cube is expected to be appended to this product in November 2011. For a list of tables, refer to the contents pages of the Data Cubes.


Household energy use and conservation data is collected every three years. Previous data were collected and published in 2008, 2005, 2002, 1999 and 1994. Where appropriate, 2008 and 2005 data have been included in this publication to enable comparisons over time. When comparing 2008 and 2011 estimates, users should be aware that some differences in the data may be due to a change in survey content or a change in question methodology. See paragraphs 11-17 of the Explanatory Notes for further information.

For the first time, the Energy Use and Conservation Survey has included households residing in very remote parts of Australia. The inclusion of very remote parts of Australia has minimal impact on Australian level estimates; however, it could improve Northern Territory estimates. See paragraph 3 of the Explanatory Notes for further information.


As estimates have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals. Published proportions are calculated prior to rounding the estimates and therefore some discrepancy may occur between these proportions and those that are calculated from the rounded estimates.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.