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4629.0.55.001 - Discussion Paper: Environmental taxes in Australia - Experimental new statistics, 2000-2011  
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ENVIRONMENTAL TAXES BY INDUSTRY AND HOUSEHOLDS

Overall, industry and households share approximately 67% and 33% of the environmental taxation burden respectively. Households account for 30% of total energy taxes and 44 % of total transport taxes. Manufacturing accounted for the highest contribution to energy taxes paid by industries (39%), while Services accounted for the highest contribution to total transport taxes paid by industries (62%) (see Appendix 2).

6.3 Environmental taxes by industry and households, 2000-01 to 2010-11, $m, current prices

2000-01
2005-06
2010-11

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
552
667
776
Mining
759
925
1 522
Manufacturing
4 371
4 904
5 105
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste services
180
316
1 406
Construction
299
396
1 128
Transport
2 194
2 780
3 287
Services
2 542
3 230
4 189
Households
5 756
6 864
8 603
Not allocated(a)
181
3
1
Total
16 833
20 085
26 016

(a) Gas franchise taxes and Petroleum products franchise taxes, Ozone Protection and synthetic GHG.


Figure 6.4 shows the relative contribution of both energy and transport taxes for different industries for 2010-11, in the context of their corresponding employment, gross value added (GVA) and greenhouse gases (GHG). The Manufacturing industry accounts for just below 40% of total energy taxes paid, while their contribution to GDP is just over 10% and their contribution to GHG is approximately 14%. On the other hand the Services industry accounted for just above 60% of total transport taxes within industry, close to 70% of employment and just above 50% of gross domestic product (GDP), while its contribution to GHG is about 5%.

6.4 Environmental-Economic profile % of total industries - 2010-11
Graph: 6.4 Graph shows environmental economic profile per cent of total industries


Agriculture, forestry and fishery industry pay around 3% of energy taxes, but account for 23% of GHG emissions. However, one third of these GHG emissions stem from changes in land use and deforestation, which are not related to energy taxes. Conversely, GHG emissions from the Electricity, gas, water and waste services industry (EGW&W) account for close to 40%, but only 10% of energy taxes.





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