4670.0 - Household Energy Consumption Survey, Australia: Summary of Results, 2012  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/09/2013  First Issue
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In this issue
Includes: About this publication, Rounding, Inquiries.

Summary of Findings
In 2012, Australian households spent $99 per week on energy.

Economic resources
Low income households spent on average almost 10% of their gross household weekly income on energy.

Tenure and landlord type
Households who owned their dwelling with a mortgage spent $123 per week on energy, the highest among all tenure types.

Dwelling characteristics
Households with a solar electricity or hot water system (or both) spent around $6 less each week on dwelling energy sources than households who did not have solar.

Family composition of household
Behaviours such as installing energy efficient light bulbs in most lights and using cold water for most clothes washes were higher among most types of family households than for single person households.

Climate zone
Households in the coldest climate zone had the highest overall expenditure, spending $47 per week on energy within their dwellings.

Business Survey of Residential Electricity Distribution (BSRED), Experimental Estimates
Experimental estimates indicate that between 2010 and 2012 the average amount of electricity supplied to residences from the network grid decreased and the average amount of electricity exported to the network grid from residences increased for a majority of statistical areas.
BSRED Experimental Estimates, State Summary
In 2012, South Australia (16%) had the largest uptake of renewable electricity systems (e.g. solar panels) for all states.

Feature article: Household energy efficient improvements: Intentions, actions and barriers
Households in the ACT were more likely to both intend to and actually modify their dwelling in the following 12 months than other states or territories.

Media Release
Households spend $99 per week on energy.