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Contents >> Water Use and Conservation in the Garden and Outside >> Water Use and Conservation in the Garden and Outside Tables

5.4 Households with/without their own garden

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

MARCH 2007

Number ('000)
With garden
2 034.5
1 715.8
1 316.0
585.4
725.3
186.4
52.4
117.9
6 733.6
Without garden
637.8
268.9
247.0
65.7
80.3
12.8
*9.0
10.8
1 332.3
Total dwellings
2 672.3
1 984.8
1 563.0
651.1
805.5
199.1
61.4
128.7
8 065.9
Proportion (%)
With garden
76.1
86.4
84.2
89.9
90.0
93.6
85.3
91.6
83.5
Without garden
23.9
13.6
15.8
10.1
10.0
6.4
*14.7
8.4
16.5

MARCH 2004

Proportion (%)
With garden
74.3
86.7
82.7
89.5
92.0
90.7
80.0
87.4
82.7
Without garden
25.7
13.3
17.3
10.5
8.0
9.3
20.0
12.6
17.3

MARCH 2001

Proportion (%)
With garden
78.7
87.3
85.1
90.7
92.1
91.4
86.6
90.8
85.0
Without garden
21.3
12.7
14.9
9.3
7.9
8.6
13.4
9.2
15.0

MARCH 1998

Proportion (%)
With garden
80.2
90.3
85.9
91.8
91.3
91.7
84.3
88.6
86.3
Without garden
19.8
9.7
14.1
8.2
8.7
8.3
15.7
11.4
13.7

JUNE 1994

Proportion (%)
With garden
81.4
91.1
87.2
90.6
94.4
93.1
75.8
93.4
87.4
Without garden
18.6
8.9
12.8
9.4
5.6
6.9
24.2
6.6
12.6

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
(a) Northern Territory data refers to mainly urban areas only.

5.5 Households with garden (a), Methods used in watering - 2007

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(b)(c)
ACT(c)
Aust.

NUMBER (d) ('000)

Capital city
Hand watering with bucket/watering can
356.1
592.3
219.7
146.9
83.0
8.1
*5.5
47.0
1 458.7
Hand watering with normal hose
368.1
74.9
59.8
64.6
210.6
29.8
11.8
14.5
834.1
Hand watering with trigger hose
72.4
433.7
15.6
188.5
45.2
10.8
*1.9
44.9
813.0
Moveable sprinkler
7.8
*4.6
*8.5
66.1
50.3
12.5
7.7
3.6
161.0
Fixed sprinkler system
11.9
*11.3
*5.0
93.3
329.6
12.1
23.5
4.8
491.5
Micro spray/mini sprinkler
**2.8
*8.5
*2.3
21.1
35.3
6.3
*4.2
*2.2
82.7
Above ground drip system/seeping hoses
29.1
43.9
*6.3
57.8
20.7
7.9
6.2
19.5
191.3
Underground drip irrigation
14.3
18.1
*1.8
19.5
12.5
*1.5
*3.5
8.2
79.4
Other methods of applying water
*4.7
*8.5
4.8
np
np
*1.0
-
*0.7
25.0
Don't water/rely on rainfall only
389.6
301.1
289.4
54.2
23.8
15.3
9.6
27.9
1 110.9
Don't know(e)
48.8
31.0
23.4
np
np
**0.6
*1.1
*1.7
121.4
Total households
1 139.5
1 193.1
603.8
438.8
542.6
76.9
52.4
117.9
4 164.9
Balance of state/territory
Hand watering with bucket/watering can
200.1
239.1
132.4
55.1
35.2
19.2
-
-
681.1
Hand watering with normal hose
313.5
81.4
198.1
24.1
78.0
34.6
-
-
729.7
Hand watering with trigger hose
104.0
88.8
47.5
44.8
18.0
18.6
-
-
321.7
Moveable sprinkler
96.5
52.1
92.8
32.1
47.8
26.1
-
-
347.4
Fixed sprinkler system
79.2
49.0
66.9
29.3
83.9
11.4
-
-
319.7
Micro spray/mini sprinkler
34.5
21.7
18.2
*14.0
12.7
*4.9
-
-
106.0
Above ground drip system/seeping hoses
52.9
24.3
31.5
24.0
14.8
7.3
-
-
154.7
Underground drip irrigation
14.5
8.9
14.7
9.3
*6.6
*1.9
-
-
56.0
Other methods of applying water
*4.8
*7.4
**2.7
np
np
*1.0
-
-
18.9
Don't water/rely on rainfall only
220.2
97.3
237.5
18.1
7.5
26.2
-
-
606.6
Don't know(e)
29.2
16.5
16.1
np
np
*0.6
-
-
65.1
Total households
895.0
522.7
712.2
146.7
182.7
109.4
-
-
2 568.7
Total state/territory
Hand watering with bucket/watering can
556.2
831.4
352.1
202.0
118.2
27.3
*5.5
47.0
2 139.8
Hand watering with normal hose
681.6
156.4
257.9
88.6
288.6
64.4
11.8
14.5
1 563.8
Hand watering with trigger hose
176.4
522.5
63.1
233.3
63.1
29.4
*1.9
44.9
1 134.6
Moveable sprinkler
104.3
56.7
101.4
98.1
98.0
38.6
7.7
3.6
508.4
Fixed sprinkler system
91.1
60.4
71.9
122.7
413.5
23.4
23.5
4.8
811.3
Micro spray/mini sprinkler
37.3
30.2
20.5
35.0
48.1
11.2
*4.2
*2.2
188.7
Above ground drip system/seeping hoses
81.9
68.2
37.7
81.7
35.5
15.2
6.2
19.5
346.0
Underground drip irrigation
28.8
27.0
16.5
28.9
19.1
3.4
*3.5
8.2
135.4
Other methods of applying water
9.6
16.0
7.5
*3.3
5.1
*2.0
-
*0.7
44.0
Don't water/rely on rainfall only
609.8
398.4
526.9
72.3
31.3
41.4
9.6
27.9
1 717.5
Don't know(e)
78.0
47.5
39.5
6.5
11.1
**1.2
*1.1
*1.7
186.6
Total households
2 034.5
1 715.8
1 316.0
585.4
725.3
186.4
52.4
117.9
6 733.6

PROPORTION (%)

Capital city
Hand watering with bucket/watering can
31.3
49.6
36.4
33.5
15.3
10.6
*10.6
39.9
35.0
Hand watering with normal hose
32.3
6.3
9.9
14.7
38.8
38.7
22.5
12.3
20.0
Hand watering with trigger hose
6.4
36.3
2.6
43.0
8.3
14.1
*3.7
38.1
19.5
Moveable sprinkler
0.7
*0.4
*1.4
15.1
9.3
16.2
14.7
3.0
3.9
Fixed sprinkler system
1.0
*1.0
*0.8
21.3
60.7
15.7
44.9
4.1
11.8
Micro spray/mini sprinkler
**0.2
*0.7
*0.4
4.8
6.5
8.1
*8.1
*1.9
2.0
Above ground drip system/seeping hoses
2.6
3.7
*1.0
13.2
3.8
10.3
11.8
16.5
4.6
Underground drip irrigation
1.3
1.5
*0.3
4.5
2.3
*1.9
*6.7
7.0
1.9
Other methods of applying water
*0.4
*0.7
0.8
np
np
*1.3
-
*0.6
0.6
Don't water/rely on rainfall only
34.2
25.2
47.9
12.3
4.4
19.8
18.3
23.6
26.7
Don't know(e)
4.3
2.6
3.9
np
np
**0.8
*2.1
*1.4
2.9
Balance of state/territory
Hand watering with bucket/watering can
22.4
45.7
18.6
37.6
19.3
17.5
-
-
26.5
Hand watering with normal hose
35.0
15.6
27.8
16.4
42.7
31.6
-
-
28.4
Hand watering with trigger hose
11.6
17.0
6.7
30.5
9.8
17.0
-
-
12.5
Moveable sprinkler
10.8
10.0
13.0
21.9
26.1
23.8
-
-
13.5
Fixed sprinkler system
8.8
9.4
9.4
20.0
45.9
10.4
-
-
12.4
Micro spray/mini sprinkler
3.9
4.1
2.6
*9.5
7.0
*4.5
-
-
4.1
Above ground drip system/seeping hoses
5.9
4.7
4.4
16.4
8.1
6.6
-
-
6.0
Underground drip irrigation
1.6
1.7
2.1
6.4
*3.6
*1.8
-
-
2.2
Other methods of applying water
*0.5
*1.4
**0.4
np
np
*0.9
-
-
0.7
Don't water/rely on rainfall only
24.6
18.6
33.3
12.3
4.1
23.9
-
-
23.6
Don't know(e)
3.3
3.2
2.3
np
np
**0.5
-
-
2.5
Total state/territory
Hand watering with bucket/watering can
27.3
48.5
26.8
34.5
16.3
14.7
*10.6
39.9
31.8
Hand watering with normal hose
33.5
9.1
19.6
15.1
39.8
34.5
22.5
12.3
23.2
Hand watering with trigger hose
8.7
30.5
4.8
39.8
8.7
15.8
*3.7
38.1
16.9
Moveable sprinkler
5.1
3.3
7.7
16.8
13.5
20.7
14.7
3.0
7.5
Fixed sprinkler system
4.5
3.5
5.5
21.0
57.0
12.6
44.9
4.1
12.0
Micro spray/mini sprinkler
1.8
1.8
1.6
6.0
6.6
6.0
*8.1
*1.9
2.8
Above ground drip system/seeping hoses
4.0
4.0
2.9
14.0
4.9
8.1
11.8
16.5
5.1
Underground drip irrigation
1.4
1.6
1.3
4.9
2.6
1.8
*6.7
7.0
2.0
Other methods of applying water
0.5
0.9
0.6
*0.6
0.7
*1.1
-
*0.6
0.7
Don't water/rely on rainfall only
30.0
23.2
40.0
12.3
4.3
22.2
18.3
23.6
25.5
Don't know(e)
3.8
2.8
3.0
1.1
1.5
**0.6
*2.1
*1.4
2.8

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) Refer to Explanatory Note 21 for details about table population.
(b) Northern Territory data refers to mainly urban areas only.
(c) No regional spilt between capital city and balance of state for NT and ACT as the sample does not support any breakdown beyond the whole of territory.
(d) Totals do not equal the sum of items in each column as more than one method can be specified.
(e) Includes inadequately reported responses.

5.6 Households with garden methods used in watering the garden(a), By household type - 2007

Family household(b)
Lone person household
Group household
Unclassified
Total households

NUMBER ('000)

Hand watering with bucket/watering can
1 627.6
445.8
43.5
22.8
2 139.8
Hand watering with normal hose
1 156.0
368.5
27.2
12.0
1 563.8
Hand watering with trigger hose
873.6
231.4
21.0
*8.7
1 134.6
Moveable sprinkler
397.5
96.3
8.4
6.1
508.4
Fixed sprinkler system
642.8
141.9
17.8
8.7
811.3
Micro spray/mini sprinkler
151.5
32.3
*3.6
**1.2
188.7
Above ground drip system/seeping hoses
283.5
56.5
*3.3
*2.7
346.0
Underground drip irrigation
113.7
19.3
**1.6
**0.9
135.4
Other methods of applying water
33.4
np
np
-
44.0
Don't water/rely on rainfall only
1 253.5
364.4
84.1
15.4
1 717.5
Don't know
145.0
np
np
*2.7
186.6
Total households
5 079.0
1 407.9
181.3
65.5
6 733.6

PROPORTION (%)

Hand watering with bucket/watering can
32.0
31.7
24.0
34.9
31.8
Hand watering with normal hose
22.8
26.2
15.0
18.3
23.2
Hand watering with trigger hose
17.2
16.4
11.6
*13.3
16.9
Moveable sprinkler
7.8
6.8
4.6
9.4
7.5
Fixed sprinkler system
12.7
10.1
9.8
13.3
12.0
Micro spray/mini sprinkler
3.0
2.3
*2.0
**1.9
2.8
Above ground drip system/seeping hoses
5.6
4.0
*1.8
*4.1
5.1
Underground drip irrigation
2.2
1.4
**0.9
**1.3
2.0
Other methods of applying water
0.7
np
np
-
0.7
Don't water/rely on rainfall only
24.7
25.9
46.4
23.6
25.5
Don't know
2.9
np
np
*4.1
2.8

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) Excludes households without gardens.
(b) Includes one family and multiple family households as well as family households with non-family members present.

5.7 Households with garden, Whether saved water in the garden(a) - 2007

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(b)
ACT
Aust.

NUMBER ('000)

Saved water in the garden
1 358.3
1 295.7
922.6
455.5
484.6
137.3
28.3
92.2
4 774.3
Did not save water in the garden
671.3
412.5
391.4
127.7
238.0
48.6
22.1
25.3
1 936.9
Don't know
*4.9
7.6
*2.1
*2.2
*2.7
**0.4
*2.0
**0.4
22.4
Total households
2 034.5
1 715.8
1 316.0
585.4
725.3
186.4
52.4
117.9
6 733.6

PROPORTION (%)

Saved water in the garden
66.8
75.5
70.1
77.8
66.8
73.7
54.0
78.2
70.9
Did not save water in the garden
33.0
24.0
29.7
21.8
32.8
26.1
42.3
21.5
28.8
Don't know
*0.2
0.4
*0.2
*0.4
*0.4
**0.2
*3.8
**0.3
0.3

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
(a) Refers to steps taken in the last 12 months.
(b) Northern Territory data refers to mainly urban areas only.

5.8 Steps taken to save water in the garden(a), Households with garden - 2007

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(b)
ACT
Aust.

Number ('000)(c)

Use grey water
540.8
793.3
363.1
121.1
121.0
28.6
6.3
42.7
2 016.8
Rainwater collected in other container
103.3
111.0
51.9
11.7
12.1
4.1
*1.5
6.4
302.0
Use rainwater collected in other container
71.7
68.4
32.0
7.3
9.4
2.4
**0.9
2.9
195.0
Use mulch
369.9
400.9
278.8
113.6
227.8
74.4
8.6
30.4
1 504.3
Plant native/low water consuming plants
199.9
137.4
144.5
53.9
119.6
32.4
5.5
17.3
710.4
Water at cooler times of the day
216.7
205.1
99.7
100.4
173.8
56.4
9.2
22.7
883.8
Water more thoroughly but less frequently
89.1
100.5
36.6
73.0
66.9
13.9
6.0
11.5
397.6
Only water when necessary
440.9
339.1
198.7
149.9
154.8
47.2
12.1
29.1
1 371.9
Don't water lawn
327.4
304.0
299.2
96.1
26.9
47.0
*3.9
30.0
1 134.4
Other steps taken
112.0
136.9
73.8
53.1
62.2
5.7
*4.2
12.6
460.6
No water saving activities reported/don't know
676.2
420.1
393.4
130.0
240.7
49.0
24.1
25.7
1 959.3
Total households
2 034.5
1 715.8
1 316.0
585.4
725.3
186.4
52.4
117.9
6 733.6

Proportion (%)

Use grey water
26.6
46.2
27.6
20.7
16.7
15.3
11.9
36.2
30.0
Rainwater collected in other container
5.1
6.5
3.9
2.0
1.7
2.2
*2.9
5.4
4.5
Use rainwater collected in other container
3.5
4.0
2.4
1.2
1.3
1.3
**1.8
2.4
2.9
Use mulch
18.2
23.4
21.2
19.4
31.4
39.9
16.5
25.8
22.3
Plant native/low water consuming plants
9.8
8.0
11.0
9.2
16.5
17.4
10.4
14.7
10.6
Water at cooler times of the day
10.7
12.0
7.6
17.1
24.0
30.3
17.5
19.2
13.1
Water more thoroughly but less frequently
4.4
5.9
2.8
12.5
9.2
7.5
11.5
9.8
5.9
Only water when necessary
21.7
19.8
15.1
25.6
21.3
25.3
23.1
24.7
20.4
Don't water lawn
16.1
17.7
22.7
16.4
3.7
25.2
*7.4
25.4
16.8
Other steps taken
5.5
8.0
5.6
9.1
8.6
3.1
*8.1
10.7
6.8
No water saving activities reported/don't know
33.2
24.5
29.9
22.2
33.2
26.3
46.0
21.8
29.1

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
(a) Refers to steps taken in the last 12 months.
(b) Northern Territory data refers to mainly urban areas only.
(c) Totals do not equal the sum of items in each column as more than one step can be specified.

5.9 Whether saved water in the garden(a)(b), By selected attributes - 2007

Saved water in the garden
Did not save water in the garden
Don't know
%
%
%

Dwelling tenure
Owned outright
74.5
25.3
*0.2
Being purchased
74.7
25.1
*0.1
Rented
58.2
41.1
0.8
Dwelling type
Separate house
72.5
27.2
0.3
Semi-detached, row/terrace house, townhouse etc.
61.5
38.2
*0.3
Flat, unit or apartment
57.6
41.3
*1.1
Household type
Family household(c)
72.3
27.4
0.3
Lone person household
68.1
31.6
*0.3
Group household
55.1
43.1
*1.8
Who pays for water
Pays all water costs
73.5
26.3
0.2
Pays part of water costs
61.6
37.4
*1.1
Landlord/someone else pays
59.4
39.8
0.8

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
(a) Figures in each row have been calculated as a proportion of the total households with the attribute described in that row.
(b) Excludes households that do not have a garden. Refers to steps taken in the last 12 months.
(c) Includes one family households and multiple family households with or without non-family members present.

5.10 Steps taken to save water outside(a), Other than the garden - 2007

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(b)
ACT
Aust.

NUMBER(c) ('000)

Use grey water
173.5
279.8
121.1
36.9
30.5
10.0
*1.4
12.0
665.3
Wash car on lawn
200.8
40.3
126.2
43.1
175.3
43.3
6.4
3.0
638.3
Use bucket to wash car rather than hose
285.1
114.7
200.4
135.9
133.0
29.4
*2.5
5.4
906.3
Don't wash car/wash car less often
741.6
636.8
580.9
143.7
142.1
49.1
8.6
53.3
2 356.2
Use a commercial car washing facility
391.1
519.6
233.1
142.1
83.8
23.1
4.6
39.3
1 436.8
Use high pressure cleaning unit that uses less water
19.5
36.4
23.7
*3.4
11.4
4.3
*2.0
*0.8
101.4
Use trigger hose to wash windows, cars or pets etc.
15.2
25.2
27.1
6.6
np
7.8
np
*1.8
92.4
Use alternative to hose for cleaning outdoor areas
346.6
208.7
259.6
56.1
143.2
34.8
6.4
17.4
1 072.8
Check and repair leaks in taps, pipes, hoses or sprinklers
47.8
69.7
39.6
4.7
35.7
28.4
3.7
5.5
235.0
Other
91.2
70.8
64.0
15.6
19.8
*1.3
*2.3
4.8
269.8
No water saving activities reported/don't know
928.6
590.1
427.9
217.8
321.7
66.9
38.2
31.9
2 623.1
No outdoor area at dwelling
165.7
73.4
55.5
6.4
*14.5
*0.7
**0.8
*4.0
321.1
Collect/use rainwater using bucket, bin etc.
69.0
64.3
38.5
9.1
6.3
2.6
*1.5
2.9
194.2
Total households
2 672.3
1 984.8
1 563.0
651.1
805.5
199.1
61.4
128.7
8 065.9

PROPORTION (%)

Use grey water
6.5
14.1
7.7
5.7
3.8
5.0
*2.3
9.4
8.2
Wash car on lawn
7.5
2.0
8.1
6.6
21.8
21.7
10.4
2.3
7.9
Use bucket to wash car rather than hose
10.7
5.8
12.8
20.9
16.5
14.8
*4.1
4.2
11.2
Don't wash car/wash car less often
27.7
32.1
37.2
22.1
17.6
24.6
14.1
41.4
29.2
Use a commercial car washing facility
14.6
26.2
14.9
21.8
10.4
11.6
7.5
30.6
17.8
Use high pressure cleaning unit that uses less water
0.7
1.8
1.5
*0.5
1.4
2.2
*3.2
*0.6
1.3
Use trigger hose to wash windows, cars or pets etc.
0.6
1.3
1.7
1.0
np
3.9
np
*1.4
1.1
Use alternative to hose for cleaning outdoor areas
13.0
10.5
16.6
8.6
17.8
17.5
10.4
13.5
13.3
Check and repair leaks in taps, pipes, hoses or sprinklers
1.8
3.5
2.5
0.7
4.4
14.2
*6.0
4.3
2.9
Other
3.4
3.6
4.1
2.4
2.5
*0.7
*3.7
3.7
3.3
No water saving activities reported/don't know
34.7
29.7
27.4
33.4
39.9
33.6
62.2
24.8
32.5
No outdoor area at dwelling
6.2
3.7
3.6
1.0
*1.8
*0.4
**1.3
*3.1
4.0
Collect/use rainwater using bucket, bin etc.
2.6
3.2
2.5
1.4
0.8
1.3
*2.4
2.3
2.4

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) Refers to steps taken in the last 12 months.
(b) Northern Territory data refers to mainly urban areas only.
(c) Totals do not equal the sum of items in each column as more than one step can be specified.

5.11 Households with/without swimming pools at dwelling

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

MARCH 2007

Number ('000)
Swimming pool at dwelling
331.3
128.1
280.1
50.2
123.9
7.5
17.7
5.9
944.6
In-ground pool
267.5
104.4
241.7
36.6
114.2
*2.4
15.5
4.4
786.7
Above-ground pool
63.8
23.7
38.4
13.6
9.6
5.1
*2.2
*1.5
158.0
No swimming pool at dwelling(b)
2 341.1
1 856.7
1 282.8
600.9
681.7
191.6
43.7
122.7
7 121.2
Total households
2 672.3
1 984.8
1 563.0
651.1
805.5
199.1
61.4
128.7
8 065.9
Proportion (%)
Swimming pool at dwelling
12.4
6.5
17.9
7.7
15.4
3.8
28.9
4.6
11.7
In-ground pool
10.0
5.3
15.5
5.6
14.2
*1.2
25.2
3.4
9.8
Above-ground pool
2.4
1.2
2.5
2.1
1.2
2.6
*3.7
*1.2
2.0
No swimming pool at dwelling(b)
87.6
93.5
82.1
92.3
84.6
96.2
71.1
95.4
88.3

MARCH 2004

Proportion (%)
Swimming pool at dwelling
13.4
5.8
16.9
6.5
13.4
3.7
29.9
4.2
11.3
No swimming pool at dwelling(b)
86.6
94.2
83.1
93.5
86.6
96.3
70.1
95.8
88.7

MARCH 2001

Proportion (%)
Swimming pool at dwelling
10.6
5.8
15.3
4.7
14.3
2.7
19.6
5.2
10.0
No swimming pool at dwelling(b)
89.4
94.2
84.7
95.3
85.7
97.3
80.4
94.8
90.0

MARCH 1998

Proportion (%)
Swimming pool at dwelling
11.2
6.9
15.6
5.6
12.3
3.3
18.5
5.8
10.3
No swimming pool at dwelling(b)
88.8
93.1
84.4
94.4
87.7
96.7
81.5
94.2
89.7

JUNE 1994

Proportion (%)
Swimming pool at dwelling
10.6
6.4
11.7
5.9
11.1
4.2
18.2
5.8
9.2
No swimming pool at dwelling(b)
89.4
93.6
88.3
94.1
88.9
95.8
81.8
94.2
90.8

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
(a) Northern Territory data refers to mainly urban areas only.
(b) Includes households living in dwellings not suitable for swimming pools.

5.12 Households with swimming pools(a)(b), Filtration and treatment - 2007

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(c)
ACT
Aust.

MARCH 2007

Number ('000)
Filtered only
156.0
49.4
124.7
20.5
52.6
*1.4
8.3
*2.2
415.2
Treated only
17.1
*10.7
13.2
*2.6
9.0
*0.8
np
np
54.6
Both treated and filtered
145.3
59.5
134.3
23.2
57.9
4.1
8.1
3.2
435.4
Neither treated nor filtered
*7.3
np
*4.5
*2.5
*1.8
*1.1
np
np
24.9
Don't know(d)
*5.6
np
*3.4
*1.4
*2.5
-
-
np
14.6
Total households
331.3
128.1
280.1
50.2
123.9
7.5
17.7
5.9
944.6
Proportion (%)
Filtered only
47.1
38.6
44.5
40.8
42.4
*19.3
47.1
37.2
43.9
Treated only
5.2
8.3
4.7
*5.2
7.3
*11.0
np
np
5.8
Both treated and filtered
43.9
46.4
47.9
46.2
46.7
54.5
45.9
53.4
46.1
Neither treated nor filtered
*2.2
np
*1.6
*5.0
*1.5
*15.1
np
np
2.6
Don't know(d)
*1.7
np
*1.2
*2.8
*2.0
-
-
np
1.5

MARCH 2004

Proportion (%)
Filtered only
51.0
39.4
47.6
49.9
44.5
(e)43.9
49.2
(e)49.2
47.6
Treated only
6.9
(e)8.7
(e)3.4
(e)5.6
7.8
(e)16.7
(e)8.7
(e)3.4
6.2
Both filtered and treated
40.0
49.1
47.4
41.3
46.4
(e)33.5
42.0
(e)47.3
44.1
Neither filtered or treated
(e)2.1
(e)2.8
(e)1.7
(e)3.2
(e)1.4
(e)5.9
-
-
2.0

MARCH 2001

Proportion (%)
Filtered only
53.1
46.2
53.6
41.1
44.5
(e)50.8
(e)45.8
(e)44.0
50.3
Treated only
6.0
(e)7.1
(e)5.0
(e)3.4
(e)5.2
(e)3.6
(e)1.5
(e)6.0
5.6
Both filtered and treated
39.4
42.1
39.7
49.3
49.5
(e)27.9
52.7
(e)43.6
41.9
Neither filtered or treated
(e)1.5
(e)4.5
(e)1.7
(e)6.1
(e)0.8
(e)17.8
-
(e)6.4
2.2

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) Includes households with swimming pool(s) only.
(b) These figures are not directly comparable to those appearing in previous editions (refer to explanatory note 22).
(c) Northern Territory data refers to mainly urban areas only.
(d) Respondents were not given this option prior to 2007.
(e) Estimate is subject to sampling variable too high for most practical purposes.

5.13 Households with/without outdoor spa at dwelling - 2007

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

NUMBER ('000)

Outdoor spa
47.3
49.6
37.4
15.9
30.3
*1.7
5.5
*2.7
190.5
No outdoor spa(a)
2 625.0
1 935.2
1 525.6
635.2
775.2
197.4
55.8
126.0
7 875.4
Total households
2 672.3
1 984.8
1 563.0
651.1
805.5
199.1
61.4
128.7
8 065.9

PROPORTION (%)

Outdoor spa
1.8
2.5
2.4
2.4
3.8
*0.9
9.0
*2.1
2.4
No outdoor spa(a)
98.2
97.5
97.6
97.6
96.2
99.1
91.0
97.9
97.6

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
(a) Includes households living at dwellings that are not suitable for outdoor spa.


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