Australian electricity generation - fuel mix calendar year 2021

This is a stacked bar chart showing percentages of generation by fuel type for each state and territory plus Australia as a whole: NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, TAS, NT and AUS. There are 5 series. Coal is a roughly two-thirds majority in NSW, VIC and QLD. Coal is roughly half in Australia. Natural gas is the majority in WA and NT. It also a significant amount in SA. Oil is largest in NT. Hydro is the majority in TAS. Other renewables is a roughly two-thirds majority in SA.
The figure shows Australian electricity generation fuel mix in shares in calendar year 2021 by state and territory. Electricity generation fuel mix varies across states and territories. Coal continues to dominate in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland making up more than 63% of generation in all three states in 2021. Gas accounted for 84% of Northern Territory generation, 57% of Western Australian generation and 34% of South Australian generation. Renewables accounted for 99% of generation in Tasmania and 65% in South Australia, with hydro being dominant in Tasmania and other renewables being dominant in South Australia. Coal continues to make up more than 50% of total Australian generation.


Coal 69.7 63.0 65.1 21.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 51.4
Natural gas 2.8 3.2 14.2 57.2 33.8 1.0 84.2 17.8
Oil 0.5 0.3 1.5 5.6 1.0 0.2 10.2 1.8
Hydro 4.0 5.5 1.5 0.3 0.0 80.6 0.0 6.1
Other renewables 23.0 27.9 17.6 15.1 65.2 18.2 5.6 22.9