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This dataset have been designed to increase students' understanding of ABS data & statistics in general, while giving them a fascinating insight into the lives of Australians. Dataset Env1 shows what steps Australians are taking to reduce their water usage in times where environmental sustainability is an important concern.

The data used in the sets have been extracted from a wide range of ABS publications and adapted to make them easy to use, print and graph. Data within the sets has been updated with the latest data available, at the time of publication. If you want other data, you can access all online ABS publications through the Statistics page on the ABS website (abs.gov.au).


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TitleIntervalsAustralian Curriculum Reference

Env1Steps taken to the last 12 months to save water in the garden, by State / Territory, 2013n/aHide details for GeographyGeography
Year 7 (ACHGK040)

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Env1: Steps taken to the last 12 months to save water in the garden, by State / Territory 2013


PROPORTION (%)
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.
Use mulch
38.0
41.8
42.4
40.3
52.2
42.7
43.1
49.6
42.4
Only water when necessary
38.5
29.7
32.3
33.5
35.6
39.9
55.9
32.5
34.2
Water at cooler times of the day
29.4
26.4
24.5
26.1
41.7
32.9
43.4
30.4
29.4
Plant native/low water consuming plants
26.3
21.8
26.6
21.4
31.0
16.3
21.3
30.4
25.2
Use recycled or grey water
20.8
27.6
16.4
18.0
20.1
17.5
11.8
15.1
21.2
Don't water lawn/garden
19.4
17.5
16.6
13.6
8.9
30.4
3.6
14.2
16.5
Use rainwater from rainwater tank
15.2
18.8
22.0
15.8
3.4
5.7
2.0
10.2
15.3
Water more thoroughly but less frequently
11.5
10.4
5.1
11.7
14.7
7.9
16.2
6.7
10.3
Use rainwater collected in other container
4.3
2.9
2.0
1.1
1.1
3.0
-
-
2.7
Other
6.6
5.2
5.9
11.8
12.5
6.9
3.3
7.0
7.4
Total households that took steps to save water ('000)
1,054.2
1,025.0
713.1
344.1
551.4
113.6
25.2
71.4
3,897.9



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