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The graph below shows energy use relative to the regional economy by ANZSIC industry sector. It is calculated in megajoules (MJ)1 used per dollar contributed to the GDP. The manufacturing sector includes forestry related activities such as wood and paper product manufacturing and sawmilling and timber dressing. It also includes activities relating to dairy product manufacturing. Energy use for transport purposes is included in Transport and Storage. Energy use for domestic heating and appliances is included in Property and Business services.
The greatest amount of energy use relative to GDP contribution occurred within the electricity, gas and water supply sector (203 MJ of energy per dollar contributed). However, much of this energy was used to generate further power. Agriculture, forestry and fishing was the non-electricity generating sector with the most energy consumption (14 MJ per dollar contributed).
The region’s overall ratio of energy use to GDP for 2003 was 12.1 MJ per dollar. This equates to less than the daily heating requirements of a single household per dollar generated.
The graph below shows the main users of energy in 2003 were:
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