1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2011  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/12/2011   
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Footnote(s): (a) Includes sewerage, drainage services and water losses

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

  • In 2009-10, NT households consumed 38 GL of water, representing 23% of all water consumption in the territory. Agriculture was the highest consuming sector, accounting for 49 GL (or 29% of all consumption).
  • Household water consumption decreased marginally from 39 GL in 2008-09 to 38 GL in 2009-10.
  • Per capita household water use in 2009-10 (167 kL) decreased by 3% from 2008-09 (173 kL).
  • Total water consumption in the NT rose from 154 GL in 2008-09 to 168 GL in 2009-10, a 9% increase.

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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.