4610.0 - Water Account, Australia, 2017-18 Quality Declaration
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Figure 1. Water Consumption, Gross Value Added (GVA); Chain volume measures, Australia
In 2017-18, total water use in Australia decreased by 4% to 82,393,712 ML.
It should be noted that the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services industries, specifically water used for hydroelectricity and by the Water Supply Sewerage and Drainage Services industry, drives total water use, most of which is returned to the environment or supplied to others through water distribution networks.
Other notable movements, excluding the Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services industries, were as follows:
Figure 2. Water use by households, Area-averaged rainfall, Australia
Households spend much more than industry on distributed water, despite using a smaller volume.
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