1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2011  
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Graph Image for Water Use, Tasmania

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

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

  • In 2009-10, Tasmanian households consumed 72 GL of water, representing 15% of all water consumption in the state. Agriculture was the highest consuming sector, accounting for 286 GL (or 61% of all consumption).
  • Household water consumption figures in 2009-10 was 4% higher than in 2008-09.
  • Per capita household water use in 2009-10 (143 kL) increased by 5% from 2008-09 (136 kL)
  • Total water consumption in 2009-10 was 465 GL, increasing by 2% from 456 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.