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Australian energy mix, state and territory 2019-20

The figure shows the percentage composition of energy use in each state and territory, by fuel type, in 2018–19. The energy mix varies between states and territories. Coal more than one-third of primary energy used in NSW, Victoria and Queensland in 2018–19, while natural gas provided more than half of primary energy used in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Renewables accounted for 43% of the primary energy mix in Tasmania. Oil one-third of energy states and territories
The figure shows the percentage composition of energy use in each state and territory, by fuel type, in 2019-20. The energy mix varies between states and territories.

Coal provided more than one-third of primary energy used in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland in 2019-20, while natural gas provided more than half of primary energy used in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Renewables accounted for 48% of the primary energy mix in Tasmania.

Oil was at least one-third of energy consumption across all states, and one quarter of energy consumption in the Northern Territory.

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  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS NT AUS
Coal 42.1 34.1 35.9 10.1 8.2 9.3 0.0 29.1
Oil 43.3 38.5 37.2 34.8 44.0 38.4 33.6 38.8
Gas 8.6 21.8 18.9 53.0 35.6 9.3 65.6 25.7
Renewables 5.9 5.5 8.0 2.1 12.2 43.0 0.8 6.4