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Perceived and actual share of renewable energy sources used in Australia 2018

This statistic presents the results of a survey on the perceived amount of energy used that comes from renewable sources in Australia as of October 2018. According to data published by Ipsos, Australian respondents overestimated the use of renewable energy sources in their country by twelve percent. On average, the respondents thought that around 21 percent of energy consumed in Australia came from renewable sources, when the actual amount was around nine percent.

Perceived and actual percentage of energy used that comes from renewable sources in Australia as of October 2018

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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

Australia

Survey time period

September 28 to October 16, 2018

Number of respondents

approx. 1,000

Special properties

nationally representative sample

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

The original survey question was as follows:
"What percentage of total energy consumed in Australia comes from renewable sources? Renewable sources can be defined as those that are not depleted when used, such as wind or solar power."

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