States and territories

Queensland and New South Wales each consumed one-quarter of Australia’s total energy consumption in 2016–17. Victoria and Western Australia consumed a further 23 per cent and 19 per cent respectively.

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 2016–17, while natural gas provide more than half of primary energy used in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Renewables accounted for 40 per cent of the primary energy mix in Tasmania in 2016–17.

Australian energy consumption, by state and territory

 

2016–17

 

Average annual growth

 

PJ

share

(per cent)

 

2016–17

(per cent)

10 years

(per cent)

New South Wales a

 1,530.6

 24.9

 1.0

-0.6

Victoria

 1,404.3

 22.8

-2.2

-0.2

Queensland

 1,533.8

 25.0

 3.5

 1.9

Western Australia

 1,179.5

 19.2

 5.0

 4.0

South Australia

 304.7

 5.0

-8.6

-2.2

Tasmania

 109.8

 1.8

 0.8

-0.6

Northern Territory

 83.1

 1.4

-0.2

-1.6

Total

 6,145.8

 100.0

 1.1

 0.8

Notes: a Includes Australian Capital Territory
Source: Department of the Environment and Energy (2018) Australian Energy Statistics, Table C

Australian energy mix, by state and territory, 2016–17

The figure shows the percentage composition of energy use in each state and territory, by fuel type, in 2016-17. 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 2016–17, while natural gas provide more than half of primary energy used in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Renewables accounted for 40 per cent of the primary energy mix in Tasmania in 2016 to 17

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