Australia’s energy consumption fell by 2.9% in 2019-20 to 6,014 PJ. This compares with average growth of 0.7% a year in the prior decade (2009-10 to 2018-19). The drop in consumption in 2019-20 was 182 PJ.
Fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) accounted for 93% of Australia’s primary energy mix in 2019-20. Oil accounted for the largest share of Australia’s primary energy mix in 2019-20, at 37%, followed by coal (28%) and gas (27%). Renewable energy sources accounted for 7%.
Australian energy consumption - by fuel type
|2019-20||Average annual growth|
|PJ||share (%)||2019–20 (%)||10 years (%)|
Source: Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (2021), Australian Energy Statistics, Table C