4604.0 - Energy Account, Australia, 2016-17 Quality Declaration 
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PHYSICAL ENERGY SUPPLY AND USE

KEY STORIES FOR NET ENERGY

Australia's net energy increased 2.2% to 23,738 petajoules (PJ) in 2016-17.

Energy supplied from:

  • The environment (21,563 PJ)
  • Imports (2,176 PJ).

Energy used by:
  • Industry (2,810 PJ)
  • Households (1,270 PJ)
  • Accumulation (68 PJ)
  • Exports (17,536 PJ)
  • Conversions and losses (2,054 PJ).


KEY STORIES FOR GROSS ENERGY

Australia's gross energy increased 3.6% to 52,364 PJ in 2016-17.

Energy supplied:
  • Natural inputs from the environment (21,563 PJ)
  • Energy products by the economy (28,747 PJ)
  • Residuals back to the environment (2,054 PJ).

Energy used:
  • Natural inputs by Australian industry and households (21,563 PJ)
  • Industry use 7,060 PJ transforming nature inputs into energy products for the economy
  • Energy products by Australian industry (2,810 PJ plus 68 PJ accumulation), households (1,270 PJ) and the rest of the world (17,536 PJ)
  • Flows of energy residuals back to the environment (2,054 PJ).


GROSS ENERGY SUPPLY
  • 21,563 PJ was sourced from the environment, up 2.2% (467 PJ) on the previous year
  • Black coal (12,154 PJ), natural gas (4,372 PJ), uranium (3,429 PJ) and liquefied natural gas (2,864 PJ) were the largest sources of energy supply
  • 26,571 PJ was supplied by the production of energy products by Australian industries
  • 2,176 PJ was imported
  • 2,054 PJ was supplied back to the environment as residuals.

Figure 1.1 - Gross domestic production of energy products, by product, Australia
Figure 1.1 shows Gross domestic production of energy products, by product, Australia



INDUSTRY GROSS ENERGY USE

Use by Industries increased 4.5% to 31,435 PJ in 2016-17:
  • 9,870 PJ through the transformation and end use
  • Liquefied natural gas had strong growth (41.4%), pushing up energy used by industry for transformation.


HOUSEHOLD GROSS ENERGY USE

Households used 1,270 PJ in 2016-17, a 0.6% increase:
  • Petrol increased 3.6% and solar energy increased 15.4%
  • LPG use decreased 18.3%, diesel decreased 1.6% and electricity decreased 1.0%.

Figure 1.2 - Transformation & end use of energy products, by industry & households, Australia

Figure 1.2  showsTransformation & end use of energy products, by industry & households, Australia