Australia : Electricity Sector Statistics

Australia : Electricity Sector Statistics

Indicator NameValue
Electricity production (kWh)238,452,000,000
Electricity production from coal sources (kWh)165,339,000,000
Electricity production from natural gas sources (kWh)46,016,000,000
Electricity production from nuclear sources (kWh)0
Electricity production from renewable sources (kWh)25,004,000,000
Electricity production from hydroelectric sources (kWh)14,819,000,000
Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric (kWh)10,185,000,000
Electricity production from oil sources (kWh)2,093,000,000
Formulas Electricity production = Electricity production from coal sources + Electricity production from natural gas sources + Electricity production from nuclear sources + Electricity production from renewable sources + Electricity production from oil sources

Electricity production from renewable sources = Electricity production from hydroelectric sources + Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric

YearElectric power consumption (kWh)
1990145,518,000,000
1991147,297,000,000
1992149,588,000,000
1993153,734,000,000
1994157,347,000,000
1995162,546,000,000
1996166,782,000,000
1997172,043,000,000
1998183,058,000,000
1999189,950,000,000
2000195,244,000,000
2001206,484,000,000
2002212,493,000,000
2003213,484,000,000
2004218,746,000,000
2005213,279,000,000
2006217,522,000,000
2007228,663,000,000
2008228,433,000,000
2009229,471,000,000
2010226,956,000,000
YearElectric power consumption (kWh per capita)
19908,527
19918,522
19928,550
19938,702
19948,812
19958,994
19969,108
19979,291
19989,783
199910,036
200010,194
200110,636
200210,813
200310,730
200410,868
200510,458
200610,509
200710,880
200810,682
200910,536
201010,286
Electricity production (kWh)Electricity production is measured at the terminals of all alternator sets in a station. In addition to hydropower, coal, oil, gas, and nuclear power generation, it covers generation by geothermal, solar, wind, and tide and wave energy, as well as that from combustible renewables and waste. Production includes the output of electricity plants that are designed to produce electricity only as well as that of combined heat and power plants.
Electricity production from coal sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Coal refers to all coal and brown coal, both primary (including hard coal and lignite-brown coal) and derived fuels (including patent fuel, coke oven coke, gas coke, coke oven gas, and blast furnace gas). Peat is also included in this category.
Electricity production from natural gas sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Gas refers to natural gas but excludes natural gas liquids.
Electricity production from nuclear sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Nuclear power refers to electricity produced by nuclear power plants.
Electricity production from renewable sources (kWh)Electricity production from renewable sources includes hydropower, geothermal, solar, tides, wind, biomass, and biofuels.
Electricity production from oil sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Oil refers to crude oil and petroleum products.
Electricity production from hydroelectric sources (kWh)Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity. Hydropower refers to electricity produced by hydroelectric power plants.
Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric (kWh)Electricity production from renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric, includes geothermal, solar, tides, wind, biomass, and biofuels.
Electric power consumption (kWh)Electric power consumption measures the production of power plants and combined heat and power plants less transmission, distribution, and transformation losses and own use by heat and power plants.
Electric power consumption (kWh per capita)Electric power consumption measures the production of power plants and combined heat and power plants less transmission, distribution, and transformation losses and own use by heat and power plants.
Data Source: Worldbank, World Development Indicators