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ABS Environmental Issues Survey - Energy


Assistant Director
Environment and Energy Statistics Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10

Telephone: 02 6252 5643
Facsimile: 02 6252 5335
Email: environment@abs.gov.au
Internet: www.abs.gov.au


To collect attitudinal and behavioural data from households and individuals relating to the environment.


The survey provides data on energy sources, use and conservation by domestic households as well as type of appliances.

Method of collection

The survey is run as a supplement to the Monthly Population Survey. The MPS is a sample of private dwellings and non-private dwellings (hotels, motels, etc.). The proportion of Australian dwellings selected this way is approximately 0.5%. For this survey, half the private dwelling sample (i.e. 15,500 dwellings) are used.

Data detail

  • Incidence/location of insulation
  • Type of insulation
  • Reasons for/for not installing insulation
  • Window treatments
  • Rooms with solar access/reasons for no sunlight
  • Presence of heating/type of heater/age/energy source
  • Hot water system energy source
  • Presence of appliances/number/type/age
  • Presence of suds saver/use
  • Water temperature/frequency of clothes washing
  • Appliances replaced/purchased in last 12 months/reasons for choice
  • Use/awareness/willingness to pay for Greenpower energy sources

    Geographic coverage

    Australia, State and Territory, Metropolitan - non Metropolitan Geographic Area.

    Frequency of data availability

    Data for this topic is available every three years as part of a triennial collection program. Relates to the calendar year.

    Historical data

    June 1994 and March 1999.

    Products and services available


  • Environmental Issues - People's Views and Practices (cat. no. 4602.0)

    Other products and services
  • Special data service available on request - tables can be provided electronically in spreadsheets, by email or disk

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