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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2006  
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Other Areas of Concern

NATIONAL AND STATE SUMMARY TABLES

DATA SOURCES AND DEFINITIONS

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF HOUSEHOLD ENERGY USE

In 2004 energy production and use contributed over two-thirds (69%) of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions. Australia's energy emissions are relatively high on a per capita basis, mainly due to our use of coal as the major source of electricity generation. Between 1983–84 and 2003–04, average household energy consumption increased by 3 gigajoules per person to an average of 21 gigajoules per person, and in 2003–04, household use of energy accounted for 13% of the final energy consumed in Australia. This article examines trends in household energy use and household attitudes to energy conservation and the environment.


This section contains the following subsection :
      National and State Summary Tables
      Data sources and definitions
      Environmental impact of household energy use

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