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4602.0.55.002 - Environmental Issues: Waste Management, Transport and Motor Vehicle Usage, Mar 2012 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/10/2012   
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In this issue
Includes: About this publication, Data comparability, Rounding, Inquiries
Recycling, reuse and disposal
Includes: Household recycling and reuse of household items, Reasons for not recycling and/or reusing household items
Almost every Australian household (98%) participated in some form of recycling or reuse of household items.
Transport use
Includes: Main form of transport used to travel to work or full-time study, Main reasons for taking and not taking public transport
In March 2012, 78% of Australians aged 18 years and over travelled to work or full-time study in a private motor vehicle, while 16% used public transport.
Motor vehicle use
Includes: Number of registered motor vehicles kept at home, Type of fuel used in household's main motor vehicle
Diesel fuel usage has increased from 9% in 2009 to 13% in 2012.


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