4604.0 - Energy Account, Australia, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
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This document was added or updated on 18/06/2014.



The hybrid physical and monetary Energy Account, Australia (EAA) 2011-12 presents physical and monetary supply and use tables at the national level by industry, households and energy product from 2008-09 to 2011-12.


  • The value of household electricity consumption increased by 12% or $1,476 million from 2010-11 to 2011-12. From 2008-09 to 2011-12 the value of electricity used by households increased by 43% or $4,118 million and the volume used decreased by 4% or 8 PJ.
  • In 2011-12 black coal use (including exports) was valued at $51,486 million, making it the most valuable contributor (24%) to total use of energy products. Exports of black coal were valued at $48,146 million, which was over 60% of the total value of Australian exports of energy products. In 2011-12 the volume of black coal exported increased by 6% or 463 PJ from 2010-11, and the value of black coal exports increased by 9% or $4,048 million.
  • In 2011-12 the Mining industry was the largest user (1281 PJ or 51%) of natural gas, which included conversion of natural gas into liquified natural gas. This was followed by Manufacturing industry (666 PJ, 27%), Electricity Supply industry (303 PJ, 12%), and households (151 PJ, 6%).
  • All domestic use of crude oil and feedstock occurs in production of petroleum and chemical products. Domestic use of crude oil and feedstock was valued at $21,129 million while exports were valued at $12,198 million in 2011-12.
  • Imports of crude oil and petroleum products (petrol, diesel and other refined fuels) were valued at $17,311 million and $15,741 million respectively. Together these two products comprised 95% of the value of energy products imported ($34,758 million) into Australia in 2011-12.
  • In 2011-12, the largest user of petrol was households, 484 PJ, which comprised 73% of total use of petrol. The value of petrol use was $20,374 million, an increase of 4% from 2010-11.