Do you use more or less energy than other households like yours?

The Energy Made Easy energy usage calculator can show you how much energy you use compared to other similar households in your area.

The calculator will show you the average energy usage for a household in your area with the same number of people as at your place for:

  • each season
  • the whole year.

So, if five people live at your place, the calculator will give you an idea of how much energy other households with five people use.

How is average energy usage calculated?

In 2017, we asked about 8000 households across Australia how much energy they used. We then used this information to calculate the average household energy usage shown on Energy Made Easy.

The amount of energy you use depends on a lot of things. For example:

  • the number of people who live in your house
  • your appliances
  • how you use your appliances.

If you live in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania or the Australian Capital Territory, your retailer must show on your bill how much energy:

  • your house used
  • other houses in your area used.

This is usually in a graph or table on your bill. To see some examples, have a look at our sample electricity and gas bills.