1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2012  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/01/2012  Final
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Graph Image for Water Use, Queensland

Footnote(s): (a) Includes sewerage, drainage services and water losses

Source(s): Water Account, Australia, 2009-10 (cat. no. 4610.0)

  • In 2009-10, Queensland households consumed 364 GL of water, representing 12% of all water consumption in the state. Agriculture was the highest consuming sector, accounting for 1,928 GL (or 62% of all consumption).
  • Household water consumption in 2009-10 was 18% higher than in 2008-09.
  • Per capita household water use in 2009-10 (81 kL) increased by 16% from 2008-09 (70 kL).
  • Total water consumption in Queensland in 2009-10 was 3,088 GL, decreasing by 8% from 3,351 GL in 2008-09.

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How is household water consumption calculated?

The ABS calculates total household water consumption by combining the amount of water distributed to households by water providers with the amount extracted through bores and other self-extraction facilities. 'Self-extracted ' water use is calculated by applying a coefficient, based on average number of kilolitres used per household connection, to the households known not to be served by water providers.