4602.0 - Environmental Issues: People's Views and Practices, Mar 2007  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/12/2007  Final
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26/03/2010 - The annual publication 'Environmental Issues: People's Views and Practices' (cat. no. 4602.0) focussed on one of three rotating topics each year. These topics will now be released under their own catalogue number.

Later information can be found in the following publications -

'Environmental Issues: Energy Use and Conservation',now cat. no. 4602.0.55.001
'Environmental Issues: Waste Management and Transport Use',now cat. no. 4602.0.55.002
'Environmental Issues: Water Use and Conservation',now cat. no. 4602.0.55.003 due to be published in November 2010.
19/12/2007 Note: The PDF containing text and tables for 4602.0 was published on the 6th December 2007. In addition to this, Data Cubes containing estimates and RSE's for four chapters were released on the 19 December 2007 as 'extra' information for this publication.



This publication is the thirteenth of its type and presents information on environmental behaviour and practices of Australian households in March 2007. Respondents were aged 18 years or older.

This edition focuses on 'Water use and conservation' and covers a range of issues including water sources, water supply, rainwater tanks and water saving measures.


The data in this publication are derived from a supplement to the Monthly Population Survey. Please refer to the Explanatory Notes at the back of this publication for further details about the survey.


A set of changing topics rotate over a period of three years. The topics contained in this publication are compared with data collected in 1994, 1998, 2001 and 2004. Where applicable those data have been included in this publication to enable comparisons.

Prior to 1997, environment topics were surveyed using 'personal interview' methodology. From 1997 onwards, the 'any responsible adult' methodology has been applied. When comparing post-1997 and pre-1997 data, readers should be aware that some differences in the data may be explained by the change in methodology rather than the representing real changes over time.


Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals. Published percentages are calculated prior to rounding of the figures and therefore some discrepancy may occur between these percentages and those that could be calculated from the rounded figures.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Graeme Brown on Canberra (02) 6252 5920.

This page last updated 26 June 2009