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1338.1 - New South Wales in Focus, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/05/2007   
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ENVIRONMENT

Includes: biodiversity, climate, greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, energy consumption, water consumption and recycling, waste, and environmental indicators affecting land. Detailed statistics are available in 1338.1 NSW in Focus - Environment - 2007 (19 Kb, xls).

Environment, NSW Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006

Biodiversity(a)

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

Air

4. Mean minimum temperature - Sydney oC
14.5
14.7
14.6
14.5
14.7
14.8
14.7
5. Mean maximum temperature - Sydney oC
22.7
23.1
23.1
22.7
23.4
23.4
23.1
Days NEPM standards exceeded - Sydney
6. Photochemical oxidants as ozone - 4 hours days
12
21
15
9
16
12
nya
7. Particulate concentrations PM10 - 10 microns days
4
8
26
18
4
11
nya
8. Net greenhouse gas emissions CO2-e Mt
na
na
161
na
159
na
na

Land

9. Establishments with agricultural activity(c) '000 ha
62 093
61 007
63 386
65 126
63 581
64 356
nya
10. Forest stock(d) '000 ha
na
na
na
26 981
na
na
na
11. Native forest protected(d) '000 ha
na
na
na
9 398
na
na
na
12. Land approved to be cleared(d) '000 ha
r78
r92
r58
r64
r74
r45
na
13. Land showing signs of salinity(d) '000 ha
na
na
124
na
na
na
na

Water

14. Annual total rainfall - Sydney mm
822
1 359
860
1 200
995
816
994
15. Total consumption(e) GL
na
r8 783
na
na
na
na
5 922
16. Agricultural use(e) %
na
r77.4
na
na
na
na
69.8
17. Household use(e) %
na
r7.7
na
na
na
na
9.7
18. Household use per capita kL/capita
na
r97
na
na
na
na
84

Energy

Energy consumption
19. Black coal PJ
713.6
737.5
743.5
758.6
793.5
805.1
na
20. Natural gas PJ
143.2
146.1
144.2
144.3
144.8
143.1
na
21. Petroleum products PJ
531.6
542.1
543.2
556.9
557.9
563.1
na
22. Electricity PJ
249.1
257.4
259.2
265.1
277.0
284.6
na
23. Total energy consumption PJ
1 426.3
1 455.6
1 451.1
1 480.1
1 520.0
1 541.3
na
Energy generation
24. Renewable electricity generation(d) PJ
na
na
na
na
na
17.1
19.5

Waste disposal

25. Municipal per capita(d)(f) '000 tonnes
358
353
r349
r336
324
299
nya
26. Commercial and industrial per capita(d)(f) '000 tonnes
565
500
r455
r475
510
519
nya
27. Construction and demolition per capita(d)(f) '000 tonnes
278
207
r254
r284
317
315
nya
28. Households that recycle waste(g) %
93.6
na
na
94.5
na
na
97.5
29. Total waste recycled(d)(f) %
na
na
na
49
na
na
nya

na not available
nya not yet available
r revised
(a) Data at end of each calendar year.
(b) Sum of presumed extinct species, endangered species and vulnerable species.
(c) Data is at 30 March.
(d) Year end 30 June.
(e) Includes ACT.
(f) Greater Sydney Region: encompasses Sydney metropolitan, Hunter, Central Coast and Illawarra regions.
(g) Data are at March.

SOURCES:

Data in this table are compiled from multiple sources. Information on these sources is available below.
Summary table indicators

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE), Australian Energy Consumption and Production, 1974-75 to 2004-05
19-23
Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE), <http://www.abareconomics.com/interactive/energy_dec06/excel/ELEC06_aus.xls>
24
Australian Bureau of Meteorology
. .
Australian Bureau of Meteorology web site <http://www.bom.gov.au>
4-5; 14
Australian Greenhouse Office, Department of the Environment and Heritage, National Carbon Accounting System, Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Land Use Change in Australia:
Results of the National Carbon Accounting System 1988-2003
. .
Australian Greenhouse Office, Department of the Environment and Heritage, New South Wales Greenhouse Gas Inventory 2004
8
Agricultural Commodities, Australia (ABS cat. no. 7121.0)
9
Department of Natural Resources, Public Register of Clearing Applications, Draft Native Vegetation Regulation 2004: Regulatory Impact Statement
12
Environmental Issues: People's Views and Practices (ABS cat. no. 4602.0)
28
National Forest Inventory, Australia's State of the Forests Report, 2003, Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra
10-11
National Plantation Inventory, Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra
. .
NSW Department of Environment and Conservation
6-7; 25-27
NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery NSW-A Progress Report 2004
29
Salinity on Australian Farms (ABS cat. no. 4615.0)
13
Schedules 1 & 2: Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 No. 101, and Schedules 4 & 5: Fisheries Management Act 1994 No. 38
1-3
Water Account, Australia (ABS cat. no. 4610.0)
15-18
Water Use on Australian Farms (ABS cat. no. 4618.0)
. .

. . not applicable

For links to the ABS publications cited above, see Related Information.


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