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This FACT indicates the total energy consumption (gigawatts) of each Australian state or territory. The data is represented in thousands of gigawatts. A gigawatt hour is a unit of electrical energy equal to one billion (109 watt hours, one thousand megawatt hours, 3.6 terajoules, or 3.41 billion British thermal units (Btu).
A number of factors impact the amount of energy a city consumed, including temperature, population size, number of office buildings, and number of daylight hours. The city with the highest total energy consumption from the 2010-2011 Census was Victoria, consuming 81,210 gigawatt hours. The city with the least is the Northern Territory at 4.35 gigawatt hours.