4604.0 - Energy Account, Australia, 2006-07 Quality Declaration 
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For information on the institutional environment of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), including the legislative obligations of the ABS, financing and governance arrangements, and mechanisms for scrutiny of ABS operations, please see ABS Institutional Environment.

Some key sources of data used in this publication are produced by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) and Geoscience Australia. For information about these two Commonwealth government agencies please see About ABARE and Geoscience Australia - Our Role.


Energy Account, Australia 2006-07 (ABS Cat. no. 4604.0) presents physical supply and use data by energy product and industry for 6 years to 2006-07. Associated experimental monetary energy use data are provided for 2004-05. The combined physical and monetary data allows analysis to better understand energy use patterns in Australia. Energy Account, Australia 2006-07 also analyses energy intensity trends for some major industries over 30 years to 2006-07. There is also data on energy stocks, both in physical and monetary terms.


Energy Account, Australia 2006-07 is released within 2 years of the end of the reference period and contains the latest available ABARE data for physical supply and use. Monetary data for 2004-05 was adapted from the latest available ABS Input Output data. At present, this publication is only planned for the 2006–07 reference year.


Physical data in Energy Account, Australia 2006-07 is based on ABARE's Australian Energy Statistics. This data has been adjusted to better accord with an industry-based ANZSIC view using data from the ABS Economic Activity Survey, Survey of Motor Vehicle Use and Household Expenditure Survey. Other data used in this process were from Energy Use in the Australian Government's Operations (Australian Greenhouse Office).

For details about the collections underpinning Australia's Energy Statistics, please see the Fuel and Electricity Survey page on the ABARE website.


Data for total physical flows of energy are coherent with data published in the first two editions of 4604.0. The allocation of energy conversions by industry in this edition is not completely coherent with previous editions. This edition is the first to present data on monetary use juxtaposed with physical data.

As data presented in the Energy Account is presented using the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) it allows data in the Energy Account to be related to other economic statistics that use this classification, most notably the Australian System of National Accounts.


An important element of Energy Account, Australia 2006-07 is the juxtaposition of physical and monetary energy use data. The methods used to enable this linkage are explained in appendices to the publication. The monetary data presented are experimental and published Input Output data (ABS cat no. 5209.0.55.001) should still be regarded as the official estimates.

There are four appendices in this publication which cover:
. Classifications and scope
. Data sources
. Frameworks and concepts
. Methodological issues


The data contained in this publication comprise the full detail of data compiled for the Energy Account, Australia 2006-07, and as such it would not be possible to provide any further information beyond what is presented in the publication. Tables contained in this publication are available in spreadsheet format on request, by contacting the contact officer for this publication on 02 6252 7472.