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Aussies now using 25% more electricity
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today released the September Australian Social Trends which revealed Australian households are using 25 per cent more electricity and 22 per cent more gas, than they were ten years ago.
The Australian Social Trends is released quarterly and draws on a range of data to present a picture of Australian society. It covers social issues of current and ongoing concern, population groups of interest, and changes over time.
ABS Director of Social and Progress Reporting Sue Taylor said “Households generally account for a quarter of Australia’s overall energy consumption, with industry responsible for the remainder".
“We found that the types of energy most commonly used by households were petrol and electricity, followed by natural gas" she said.
The ABS found that cost price and energy star rating were almost equally important to householders when they were purchasing new appliances.
The publication shows that in 2011 around 1.1 million students were enrolled in higher education with over half of the students being women (57 per cent).
An additional 1.9 million students were undertaking Vocational Education and Training with slightly more men (52 per cent) than women (48 per cent) enrolled.
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