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.