4604.0 - Energy Account, Australia, 2008-09 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/04/2011   
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The scope of the Energy Account is determined by the range of products (goods and services) defined as 'energy products'. With minor exceptions, the product classification used in this publication for physical measures of energy products follows that used in ABARES' Australian Energy Statistics. The categories of energy product used in Australian Energy Statistics are:

  • Black coal
  • Brown coal
  • Brown coal briquettes
  • Metallurgical coke
  • Coal by-products (including blast furnace gas, coal tar, benzene/toluene/xylene feedstock and coke oven gas)
  • Natural gas
  • Crude oil and other refinery feedstock
  • Propane, butane, LPG
  • Refined products (including petrol, diesel, aviation turbine fuel, kerosene, heating oil, fuel oil, refinery fuel and naphtha)
  • Liquid / gas biofuels
  • Biomass wood
  • Biomass bagasse
  • Electricity
    • solar/wind electricity
    • hydro-electricity
    • other (i.e. that generated from fossil fuels)
  • Solar hotwater
  • Uranium

The Energy Account excludes solvents, lubricants, grease and bitumen from the grouping 'refined products'.


Industry classifications used in this publication for data from 2007-08 onwards broadly follow the 2006 edition of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industry Classification (ANZSIC). However, supply/use data prior to 2007-08 are classified according to the previous (1993) edition of ANZSIC.

These classifications differ from those used in ABARES' Australian Energy Statistics to present supply and use of energy products by Australian industry. The table below shows the industries used in Table A of Australian Energy Statistics alongside corresponding groups of ANZSIC industries.

Where the account draws on data from ABARES' Australian Energy Statistics data from the Energy, Water and Environment Management Survey (EWES) 2008-09 were used to assist in reallocating the supply and use of energy products between industries. In particular, the use of transport fuels by industries and the movement of waste from Commercial and Services to Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services were accounted for.

Concordance between industry classification used in Australian Energy Statistics (ABARES) and ANZSIC 2006 is provided below.

ABARES Australian Energy Statistics industry classificationANZSIC 2006 equivalent
AgricultureDivision A (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing)
MiningDivision B (Mining)
    Food, beverages and textiles
Subdivisions 11, 12. and 13
    Wood, paper and printing
Subdivisions 14, 15 and 16
Subdivisions 17, 18 and 19
    Iron and steel
Groups 211, 212, and 221
    Non-ferrous metals
Groups 213 and 214
    Other manufacturing
Subdivisions 20, 22 (not incl Group 221), 23, 24, 25 and 94
ConstructionDivision E (Construction)
Road transport (a)Subdivisions 46 and Class 9533
Rail transport (a)Subdivisions 47
Air transport (a)Subdivisions 49 and Group 522
Water transport (a)Subdivisions 48 and Group 521
Commercial and ServicesDivisions F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R and S and Subdivision 29

(a) ABARES categories of transport (road, rail, air and water) include associated services to transport, including relevant storage services.

Note: ABARES industry classification used in Table A of Australian Energy Statistics varies over time. The classification attributed to ABARES here is based on the 2008-09 version of Table A of Australian Energy Statistics.