Northern Territory Water Consumption 2008-09

Northern Territory Water Consumption 2008-09

Australian Bureau Of Statistics

Water Account Australia 2008-09 Northern Territory

Victor P Taffa

  • Water consumption in the Northern Territory was 154 GL in 2008-09, an increase of 9% from 2004-05 when water consumption was 141 GL.
  • In the Northern Territory, total water consumption was 681 KL per capita, and above the Australian average of 642 KL per capita.
  • In the Northern Territory the Gross State Product was $108 Million per GL of water consumed. This is above the Australian average of $89 Million per GL.
  • Agricultural activities consumed 43 GL (28%) of water in the Northern Territory, a decrease of 9% from 2004-05 (47 GL).
  • In 2008-09, household water consumption accounted for 39 GL or 25% of total water consumption in the Northern Territory.
  • Household water consumption per capita was the highest of any State or Territory at 173 KL per person, and well above the Australia average of 81 KL per person.
  • The mining industry consumed 21 GL or 13% of total water consumption, 17 GL of which was used for metal ore mining.
  • The manufacturing industry consumed 22 GL of water, a large increase from 6 GL in 2004-05.
  • There was only one water provider in the Northern Territory who supplied 65 GL of distributed water. Distribution water losses accounted for 7.4 GL or 11% of total distributed supply.
  • The use of reuse water remained stable in 2008-09, with 1,854 ML being used compared to 1,852 ML in 2004-05. Other industries consumed the most reuse water in 2008-09 (1,547 ML, or 83%)