4604.0 - Energy Account, Australia, 2016-17 Quality Declaration 
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The key source of data used in this publication is produced by the Department of the Environment and Energy, Australian Energy Statistics - Energy Update 2018 (AES). The other main data sources used to construct this publication are the Energy, Environment and Water Survey (EWES) and Environment Indicators Survey (EIS); both conducted by the ABS.


Energy Account, Australia (cat. no. 4604.0) presents physical supply and use tables, monetary supply and use tables and hybrid energy supply and use tables allow analysts to better understand energy use patterns in Australia. It includes:

  • Physical supply and use data by energy product and industry;
  • Monetary supply and use data by energy product and industry;
  • Hybrid (physical and monetary) energy supply and use;
  • Energy asset accounts; and
  • Energy indicators.

Energy Account, Australia was developed using the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA). SEEA was first published by the United Nations (UN) in 1993 and elevated to an international standard in 2012.


Both the physical supply and use data and monetary supply and use data in Energy Account, Australia are released within 20 months of the end of the reference period and contain the latest available Department of Industry, Innovation and Science data. The hybrid (physical and monetary) energy use table is scheduled to be released approximately 28 months after the reference period. It utilises data principally from the Department of the Environment and Energy, ABS Input-Output tables, the EWES and the EIS. For more information about ABS Input-Output tables, see Australian National Accounts: Input-Output Tables (cat. no. 5209.0.55.001).


Physical data in Energy Account, Australia are based on the Department of the Environment and Energy, Australian Energy Statistics - Energy Update 2018 (AES). This data have been adjusted to better accord with an Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) (cat. no. 1292.0) industry-based view, using data from the EWES and EIS.


Data for total physical flows of energy are largely coherent with data published in earlier editions of the Energy Account, Australia, although there have been revisions to source data for previous reference years. The allocation of energy conversions by industry in this edition is not completely coherent with previous editions.

As data presented in the Energy Account, Australia are based on ANZSIC, it allows the data to be related to other economic statistics that use this classification, most notably the Australian System of National Accounts (cat. no. 5204.0).


There are five sections of explanatory notes in this publication, which cover:


The data contained in this publication comprise the full detail of data compiled for the Energy Account, Australia and as such it would not be possible to provide any further information beyond what is presented in the publication. Tables contained in this publication are available in spreadsheet format in the downloads tab. For more detail on the publication please contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS will handle any personal information that you provide to us.