2016 Australia Key Figures
Population: 24.1 million
GDP growth rate: 2.77 %/year
Energy independence: 100%
Total consumption/GDP:* 90.2 (2005=100)
CO2 Emissions: 15.5 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 9 500 kWh (2016).

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 15.5 Mt in 2016; 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 (46 Mt in 2016). Previously, it had been increasing by almost 2%/year between 2000 and 2014. The transport sector alone accounts for about 64% of consumption.



Asia Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Natural gas consumption increased very rapidly between 2007 and 2015 (2.4%/year), but decreased by 13% in 2016, down to 34.5 bcm. Electricity production accounts for 36% of the consumption, industry for 28%, the energy sector (others) for 20%, and the residential and tertiary sector for around...

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 and remained stable in 2016. Around 95% of the consumption goes to the electricity sector.


 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption was virtually stable between 2011 and 2014, and increased slightly in 2015 and 2016 (229 TWh in 2016). It grew steadily before then (2%/year, on average, over 2000-2011). Industry is the largest user of electricity with 34% of electricity consumption, followed by services...

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