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Australia

Australian Water Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Availability 27.81 thousand cubic metres 1990 19th out of 141
Dissolved oxygen concentration 10.64 mls/litre 1994 11th out of 141
Drinking water > Population with improved drinking water sources > Rural 100 2011 22nd out of 190
Drinking water > Population with improved drinking water sources > Urban 100 2011 30th out of 198
Drinking water > Population with improved drinking water sources > Urban and rural 100 2011 21st out of 194
Net freshwater supplied by water supply industry 11.34 billion cubic metres 2004 3rd out of 64
Net freshwater supplied by water supply industry per capita 563.26 cubic metres 2004 4th out of 61
Net freshwater supplied by water supply industry to households 3.41 billion cubic metres 2004 3rd out of 59
Net freshwater supplied by water supply industry to households per capita 169.47 cubic metres 2004 2nd out of 55
Percent of water resources used 4.58% 2000 79th out of 140
Population connected to wastewater collecting system 87% 2004 15th out of 53
Population supplied by water supply industry 95% 2004 19th out of 48
Proportion of marine area under protection 33.24% 2012 15th out of 169
Salinisation 655.39 1994 66th out of 141
Severe water stress 8 2000 64th out of 140

SOURCES: Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, WaterGAP 2.1B, 2001 via ciesin.org; United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Global Environmental Monitoring System/Water Quality Monitoring System, with data for an additional 29 countries from Prescott-Allen,R. The Well being of Nations, Washington, DC: Island Press, 2001; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=ENV&f=variableID%3a29, Net freshwater supplied by water supply industry; http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=ENV&f=variableID%3a29, Net freshwater supplied by water supply industry. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=ENV&f=variableID%3a38, Net freshwater supplied by water supply industry to: Households; http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=ENV&f=variableID%3a38, Net freshwater supplied by water supply industry to: Households. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, WaterGap 2.1, 2000 via ciesin.org

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