While Australians are conscious of their water usage and have made great efforts to reduce their consumption, there is still a fluctuation from year to year, as temperatures and rainfall influence usage. This FACT indicates the percentage of people who increased their personal water use between 2007 and 2008.
This information was sourced from the State of Australian Cities 2010 report.The city with the highest increase was Perth, with 8 percent. The city with the smallest increase was Brisbane with 2 percent. Data for Canberra and Darwin could not be obtained.