4602.2 - Household Water and Energy Use, Victoria, October 2011 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/08/2012   
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In addition to the statistics presented in this publication, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) can produce customised tables on request. Subject to confidentiality and data quality constraints, tables can be produced from the survey by cross-classifying any of the following data items for the relevant survey populations. Inquiries should be made to the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Halley Coldicott in Melbourne on (03) 9615 7772.


Area of usual residence
Labour Force dissemination region
Public transport region
Aggregations of Census Collection District (CD) of usual residence1
Age of person
Sex of person
Household size
Whether children in the household
Family composition

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling type
Dwelling age
Whether dwelling owned or partly owned
Whether dwelling rented by anyone in household
Whether dwelling has mortgages or secured loans
Landlord type
Tenure type

Household income

Equivalised weekly household income quintiles

Energy sources and use

All sources of energy used at the dwelling
Whether household has any air conditioners
Number of air conditioners used in household for cooling
Number of months main air conditioner was used for cooling in the past year
Whether dwelling has any heaters
Number of heaters used
Number of months heater used in past year
Source of energy for hot water systems
Whether the solar energy hot water system has an electric, gas or other booster
Whether a hot water system had been purchased or replaced in last 12 months
Whether households had selected whitegoods
Whether washing machine is top or front loading
Average weekly number of loads of washing
Frequency of use - clothes dryer
Frequency of use - dishwasher
Number of refrigerators used in household
Age of main refrigerator
Age of second refrigerator
Number of separate freezers used in household
Number of televisions used in household
Type of television


Whether dwelling has insulation
Where insulation is installed in dwelling
Main reason insulation was installed

Water sources and use

All sources of water used at the dwelling
Whether there is a rainwater tank at dwelling
Whether the rainwater tank is plumbed into dwelling
Whether dwelling has a garden
Whether dwelling has an irrigation watering system
Whether dwelling has a swimming pool
All sources of swimming pool water
Daily swimming pool filter use

Public Transport

Whether person used public transport in the last month
Frequency of public transport use
Main reason for using public transport
Main reason for not using public transport

Although it is unlikely that an individual CD would provide reliable estimates, the ABS can aggregate these areas to match groupings that meet the needs of the user and which will provide more reliable estimates.