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Total residential energy consumption (gigawatt hours) (Regional)



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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 2015-2016 Census was New South Wales, consuming 21,877.8 gigawatt hours. The city with the least is the Northern Territory at 369.4 gigawatt hours.

*NOTE: Data for the ACT not available


Source: Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics, 2017

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