RECENT ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY STATISTICS
Queensland Water and Energy Use and Conservation, Oct 2009
Queensland Water and Energy Use and Conservation, Oct 2009 (cat. no. 4602.3) was released on 21 July 2010.
This publication presents outcomes from the Queensland Water and Energy Use and Conservation Survey in Queensland. This survey was conducted during October 2009.
The survey collected data across all of Queensland on selected household usage of water and energy such as swimming pools, irrigation watering systems, air conditioning and hot water systems. Also collected were data on sources of water and energy for the dwelling, as well as data on insulation, whitegoods and televisions, all of which have implications for resource use. As such, survey results may provide further understanding of the environmental impact of Queensland households.
Another environmental component of the survey was public transport use by persons in the household. Data items included whether or not public transport was used, how often it was usually used and reasons why public transport was used or not used. Public transport data were only collected for Brisbane.
Some data for Queensland:
- There were 901,800 households with at least one flat screen (plasma or LCD) television. This represented 55% of households that used a television.
- Half of all households (50%) had a dishwasher.
- There were 957,800 households with a clothes dryer, which represented 58% of all households.
- Insulation was installed in, or on order by, 57% (935,300) of households.
- Of all households with a hot water system, 8% had a solar hot water system.
- In the month prior to the survey, 35% of Brisbane residents aged 18 years and over used public transport.