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Networked Gas Consumption

2017

Residential Sector
% of rowGigawatt hours
YearJan-MarApr-JunJul-SepOct-DecTotal
201153208198,012
201242268257,713
201345306197,752
201449247216,867
201547258217,262
201643286237,175
201744247247,078

January-March accounted for 44% of residential gas consumption in 2017

Networked Gas Consumption 2017 Figure 1
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There is strong seasonal variation in networked gas consumption by households. The January to March quarter had by far the highest consumption varying from 53% of total residential usage in 2011 to 44% in 2017. In contrast July to September accounted for only 7% of total residential consumption in 2017 (see Headline Table and Table 2D). Consumption was less seasonal in other sectors with the third quarter of 2017 accounting for 28% of total usage by power plants and for 21% in the non-residential sector (see Tables 2B and 2C).

Power plants accounted for 63% of total networked gas consumption in 2017 compared with 24% by the non-residential sector and 13% by the residential sector (see Table 1 and Figure 1). This pattern was broadly similar in 2011 to 2016.