How does your electricity usage compare?

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

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

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

  • for each season, and 
  • for the whole year.

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

How is average energy use calculated?

In 2014, we asked about 4000 households across Australia how much energy they used. We then used this information to calculate the average household electricity usage shown on Energy Made Easy.

You can use Energy Made Easy’s electricity usage calculator to see if you use more or less energy than other similar households in your area.

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

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

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

  • your house used, and 
  • 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 interactive electricity and gas bills.

Last updated on Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:02