4602.2 - Household Water, Energy Use and Conservation, Victoria, Oct 2009 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/06/2010  First Issue
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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 Aidan Kent in Melbourne on (03) 9615 7607.


State or territory of usual residence
Region of usual residence
Labour Force statistical region
Aggregations of Census Collection District (CD) of usual residence1
Socio-Economic indexes for areas (SEIFA) for CD of usual residence
Age of person
Sex of person
Number of people in household
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

Sources of household income
Annual household income

Water and energy sources

Whether dwelling is connected to the mains water supply or town water
Whether there is a rainwater tank at dwelling
Whether the rainwater tank is plumbed into dwelling
All sources of energy used at the dwelling


Whether dwelling has insulation
Where insulation is installed in dwelling
Main reason insulation was installed
Would insulation be installed if a rebate or grant existed

Energy Use

Whether household has any air conditioners
Number of air conditioners used in household for cooling
Number of weeks main air conditioner was used for cooling over the three summer months
Number of days per week main air conditioner was used for cooling over the three summer months
Number of hours per day main air conditioner was used for cooling over the three summer months
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 white goods
Whether washing machine is top or front loading
Average weekly number of loads of washing
Frequency of using clothes dryer
Frequency of using dishwashers
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

Gardens and swimming pools

Whether dwelling has a garden
Whether dwelling has an irrigation watering system
All sources of water used at the dwelling
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

1 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.