Energy affordability and efficiency survey 2013

16 October 2014

The Brotherhood of St Laurence, CHOICE and the Energy Efficiency Council all have the goal of improving the affordability of energy services.


These three groups commissioned Essential Research to undertake a survey on energy affordability, building on work carried out by CHOICE in 2012.

The results of the Survey of Community Views on Energy Affordability include the following points:

  • nationally, 84 per cent of Australians are concerned or very concerned about energy costs, despite spending more on other living expenses
  • householders want state governments to help reduce their energy bills
  • the most popular strategy to reduce energy bills is to help households and businesses save energy.

Read the summary results of the Survey of Community Views on Energy Affordability for Australia and five* states: 

Australia (PDF file, 1.1 MB)

New South Wales (PDF file, 1.1 MB)

Queensland (PDF file, 1.1 MB)

Victoria (PDF file, 1.1 MB)

South Australia (PDF file, 1.1 MB)

Western Australia (PDF file, 1.1 MB)

*Results for Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory are not reported separately due to the small numbers surveyed in those regions.

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