4602.0.55.001 - Environmental Issues: Energy Use and Conservation, Mar 2008 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/11/2008  First Issue
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This publication presents information on environmental behaviour and practices in Australian households for March 2008, for people aged 18 years and over.

The statistics in this publication were compiled from the Energy Use and Conservation survey, conducted in March 2008 as a supplement to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS).

This survey provides information on household practices in relation to domestic energy use. It covers a range of issues including energy sources, appliances and energy saving measures used in households.

The title of this publication replaces Environmental Issues: People's Views and Practices (cat. no. 4602.0).


Household energy use and conservation data is collected every three years. Previous data were published in 2005, 2002, 1999 and 1994. Where applicable, those data have been included in this publication to enable comparisons.

New data items include type and number of televisions and solar hot water system or solar panels used to generate electricity. Existing data items have been modified in the 2008 survey to provide more detailed information on lighting, energy sources and household appliances.

Data items that referred to the amount people were willing to pay for electricity produced through the GreenPower scheme were not collected in the March 2008 survey.


Estimates have been rounded so discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals. Published percentages are calculated prior to rounding of the figures and therefore some discrepancy may occur between these percentages and those that could be calculated from the rounded figures.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Graeme Brown on Canberra (02) 6252 5920.