4604.0 - Energy Account, Australia, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
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Summary indicators

Household energy use per person and aggregate industry intensity has trended downwards, however in 2017-18:

  • Household energy use per person has remained steady at 51.4 GJ/ Person
  • Industry energy intensity has remained steady at 1,683 GJ/ GVA

It should be noted that the structural mix of the economy is a contributing factor to the longer term decline in the industry intensity figure. Higher intensity industries like manufacturing have contracted resulting in a lower intensity industry mix for Australia.


Figure 1. Annual net energy use per person and aggregate industry energy intensity
Figure 1 shows Annual net energy use per person and aggregate industry energy intensity


Household energy patterns have shown:
  • Net energy use per household remained steady at 135.3 GJ
  • Net household consumption increased 1.3% to 1,285 PJ
  • Annual household energy costs rose by 9%, to $5,269


Figure 2. Household energy costs per annum and household energy consumption
Figure 2 shows Household energy costs per annum and household energy consumption