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ABS Environmental Issues Survey - Greenpower


Assistant Director
Environment and Energy Statistics Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10

Telephone: 02 6252 5643
Facsimile: 02 6252 5335
Email: environment@abs.gov.au
Internet: www.abs.gov.au


To collect attitudinal and behavioural data from households and individuals relating to the environment.


The survey provides data on households' involvement with Greenpower energy schemes. These schemes use various forms of energy from solar, wind, hydro and biomass (such as gas generated in landfills) to generate electrical power.

Method of collection

The survey is run as a supplement to the Monthly Population Survey. The MPS is a sample of private dwellings and non-private dwellings (hotels, motels, etc.). The proportion of Australian dwellings selected this way is approximately 0.5%. For this survey, half the private dwelling sample
(i.e. 15,500 dwellings) are used.

Data detail

  • Households connected/not connected to a greenpower electricity scheme
  • Awareness of greenpower schemes
  • Willingness to pay more for greenpower
  • Extra annual cost willing to pay for greenpower

    Geographic coverage

    Australia, State and Territory, Metropolitan - non-Metropolitan Geographic Area.

    Frequency of data availability

    Data for this topic is available every three years as part of a triennial collection program. Relates to the calendar year.

    Historical data

    March 1999.

    Products and services available


  • Environmental Issues - People's Views and Practices (cat. no. 4602.0)

    Other products and services
  • Special data service available on request - tables can be provided electronically in spreadsheets by email or disk

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