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Australian government - energy made easy: the power to compare

How does your energy usage compare?

In 2020, we asked more than 6,000 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 (energy company) may 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.

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Last updated on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 1:08 PM