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WATER DIRECTORY 2014 65 AUSTRALIAN WATER INFORMATION AND STATISTICS • The Agriculture industry spent $0.6 billion during the same period (9% of total expenditure) but used around two-thirds (66%) of total net distributed water. Expenditure by industries other than Agriculture in 2011--12 was reported at $2.1 billion for 1,692 GL of distributed water. The variance in the patterns of expenditure on water observed between the Agriculture industry and other industries, including households, re ect the different costs of storage, treatment and delivery between categories of water used by urban and rural users. • The average price of distributed water in 2011--12 was $0.72/kL, down from $1.03/kL in 2010--11. This was mainly driven by the decrease in the price paid for distributed water by the Agriculture industry (-33%), while the average price paid by all other industries increased by 9%. • The average price paid by the Agriculture industry per kilolitre of distributed water in 2011--12 was $0.09; households paid $2.72 per kilolitre. • South Australian households paid the highest unit price for urban distributed water ($3.96 per kL) in 2011--12, followed by Queensland ($2.95 per kL) and ACT ($2.86 per kL). • South Australian households recorded the largest annual increase (28%) in the unit price compared with 2010--11, followed by Tasmania (22%) and Victoria (19%). The graph below compares relative use of distributed water with relative expenditure on water from 2008--09 to 2011--12. • The industry gross value added (IGVA) per GL of water consumed in 2011--12 was $97 million, down 14% from 2010--11 when IGVA was $113 million per GL. IGVA for the Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage Services industry during this period was $5 million per GL, down 16% from 2010--11 when IGVA was $6 million per GL. • A decrease (18%) in IGVA per GL was also noted in the Mining industry between 2010--11 and 2011--12 (from $243 million/GL to $198 million/GL), while the Manufacturing industry recorded a 14% increase (from $166 million/GL to $188 million/GL). IGVA per GL of water consumed by the Agriculture industry was down from $4 million/GL in 2010--11 to $3 million/GL in 2011--12. Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage • A total volume of 74,925 GL was extracted directly from the environment in Australia in 2011--12. The industries that extracted the largest volumes of water were the Electricity and Gas Supply industry (78% or 58,632 GL, most of which was non-consumptive in-stream use for hydro-electricity generation) and the Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage Services industry (15% or 11,148 GL, most of which was supplied to other users). Water Expenditure Water Use Distributed Water, Expenditure and Use 2011--2012 Footnote(s): (a) Includes Aquaculture, Hunting and Trapping and Support Services. (b) Includes Sewerage and Drainage Services and Waste Collection, Treatment and Disposal Services. Data includes water losses or water lost in the course of water delivery. (c) Refer to Glossary "Other industries".
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