Australia

2015 Australia Key Figures
Population: 23.9 million
GDP growth rate: 2.44 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 85.0 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 16.0 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 5.08%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

Per capita energy consumption is relatively high, at about 5.3 toe, i.e. 70% higher than in the European Union. Per capita electricity consumption is 9 400 kWh (2015).

Total energy consumption increased regularly between 2000 and 2008, at an average pace of 2%/year. Since 2008, it has...

Australia energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Australia's production of liquid hydrocarbons (crude oil, condensates and LPG) was 17.2 Mt in 2015; it has almost halved since it peaked in 2000 due to the decline in the production from mature basins. Australia's two largest producing basins, Carnarvon Basin in north-western Australia and...

Asia Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Since 2014, the consumption of oil products has been roughly stable (47 Mt in 2015). Previously, it had been increasing by almost 2%/year between 2000 and 2014. The transport sector alone accounts for about 64% of consumption.

Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

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Asia Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Natural gas consumption increased very rapidly between 2007 and 2015 (2.4%/year). Electricity production accounts for 37% of the consumption, industry for 26%, the energy sector (others) for 23%, and the residential and tertiary sector for around 14%.

Graph: NATURAL GAS CONSUMPTION (bcm...

Asia LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal and lignite consumption declined slowly between 2009 and 2014 due to stable coal power production. In 2015, coal consumption increased by 2.5% due to a rebound of coal power generation. Around 95% of the consumption goes to the electricity sector.

Graph: COAL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

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 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption has been virtually stable since 2011 (225 TWh in 2015) after a period of steady growth (2%/year, on average, over 2000-2011). Industry is the largest user of electricity with 34% of electricity consumption, followed by services (30%) and households (27%).

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