Australians are comparatively conscious about water usage, and many households have employed measures to reduce their water consumption. This FACT indicates the total average household water usage per capita, in litres for each state between the 2015 to 2016 financial year.
Total household water consumption is calculated by combining the amount of water distributed to households by water providers with the amount extracted through bores and other self-extraction facilities. 'Self-extracted ' water use is calculated by applying a coefficient, based on average number of kilolitres used per household connection, to the households known not to be served by water providers. The state with the highest total water use per capita is the Northern Territory with 169,530 litres of water used per person. The state with the least water usage is Victoria with only 64,743 litres per person.