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Table 2.1b Residential Sector Energy Consumption Estimates, 1949-2011 (Trillion Btu)
Table 2.1b  Residential Sector Energy Consumption Estimates, 1949-2011
                        (Trillion Btu)




Year
Primary Consumption 1

Electricity
Retail
Sales 8

Electrical
System
Energy
Losses 9




Total
Fossil Fuels Renewable Energy 2
Total
Primary
Coal Natural Gas 3 Petroleum 4 Total Geothermal 5 Solar/PV 6 Biomass 7 Total
1949 1,272 1,027 1,106 3,405 NA NA 1,055 1,055 4,460 228 911 5,599
1950 1,261 1,240 1,322 3,824 NA NA 1,006 1,006 4,829 246 913 5,989
1951 1,159 1,526 1,461 4,146 NA NA 958 958 5,104 284 992 6,380
1952 1,079 1,679 1,501 4,259 NA NA 899 899 5,158 319 1,083 6,560
1953 966 1,744 1,510 4,221 NA NA 832 832 5,053 355 1,151 6,559
1954 858 1,961 1,644 4,463 NA NA 800 800 5,262 397 1,187 6,846
1955 867 2,198 1,767 4,833 NA NA 775 775 5,608 438 1,232 7,278
1956 839 2,409 1,853 5,101 NA NA 739 739 5,839 490 1,334 7,663
1957 654 2,588 1,801 5,042 NA NA 702 702 5,744 535 1,433 7,712
1958 663 2,809 1,964 5,437 NA NA 688 688 6,125 578 1,497 8,201
1959 573 3,015 1,954 5,541 NA NA 647 647 6,188 630 1,594 8,412
1960 585 3,212 2,227 6,024 NA NA 627 627 6,651 687 1,701 9,039
1961 534 3,362 2,293 6,189 NA NA 587 587 6,776 732 1,779 9,286
1962 521 3,600 2,399 6,520 NA NA 560 560 7,080 794 1,908 9,782
1963 438 3,700 2,414 6,553 NA NA 537 537 7,090 856 2,043 9,988
1964 379 3,908 2,325 6,613 NA NA 499 499 7,112 928 2,201 10,241
1965 352 4,028 2,432 6,811 NA NA 468 468 7,279 993 2,367 10,639
1966 349 4,275 2,422 7,045 NA NA 455 455 7,500 1,081 2,587 11,169
1967 299 4,451 2,527 7,277 NA NA 434 434 7,711 1,160 2,767 11,639
1968 264 4,588 2,655 7,507 NA NA 426 426 7,933 1,302 3,102 12,336
1969 248 4,875 2,705 7,828 NA NA 415 415 8,243 1,456 3,470 13,169
1970 209 4,987 2,725 7,922 NA NA 401 401 8,322 1,591 3,852 13,766
1971 172 5,126 2,748 8,046 NA NA 382 382 8,427 1,704 4,114 14,246
1972 116 5,264 2,867 8,248 NA NA 380 380 8,627 1,838 4,392 14,857
1973 94 4,977 2,800 7,871 NA NA 354 354 8,225 1,976 4,696 14,897
1974 82 4,901 2,554 7,537 NA NA 371 371 7,908 1,973 4,774 14,654
1975 63 5,023 2,479 7,564 NA NA 425 425 7,990 2,007 4,817 14,813
1976 59 5,147 2,703 7,910 NA NA 482 482 8,391 2,069 4,950 15,410
1977 57 4,913 2,681 7,652 NA NA 542 542 8,194 2,202 5,267 15,662
1978 49 4,981 2,607 7,638 NA NA 622 622 8,260 2,301 5,571 16,132
1979 37 5,055 2,099 7,191 NA NA 728 728 7,919 2,330 5,564 15,813
1980 31 4,825 1,734 6,589 NA NA 850 850 7,439 2,448 5,866 15,753
1981 30 4,614 1,531 6,175 NA NA 870 870 7,045 2,464 5,752 15,262
1982 32 4,711 1,434 6,177 NA NA 970 970 7,147 2,489 5,895 15,531
1983 31 4,478 1,353 5,862 NA NA 970 970 6,832 2,562 6,031 15,425
1984 40 4,661 1,531 6,231 NA NA 980 980 7,211 2,662 6,087 15,960
1985 39 4,534 1,565 6,138 NA NA 1,010 1,010 7,148 2,709 6,184 16,041
1986 40 4,405 1,541 5,986 NA NA 920 920 6,906 2,795 6,274 15,975
1987 37 4,420 1,617 6,073 NA NA 850 850 6,923 2,902 6,438 16,263
1988 37 4,735 1,675 6,447 NA NA 910 910 7,357 3,046 6,729 17,133
1989 31 4,899 1,660 6,590 5 52 920 977 7,567 3,090 7,129 17,786
1990 31 4,491 1,394 5,916 6 56 580 641 6,557 3,153 7,235 16,945
1991 25 4,667 1,381 6,073 6 57 610 673 6,747 3,260 7,414 17,420
1992 26 4,805 1,414 6,244 6 R 60 640 706 6,950 3,193 7,212 17,356
1993 26 5,063 1,439 6,528 7 61 550 618 7,146 3,394 7,677 18,218
1994 21 4,960 1,408 6,389 6 63 520 589 6,978 3,441 7,693 18,112
1995 17 4,954 1,374 6,345 7 64 520 591 6,936 3,557 8,026 18,519
1996 17 5,354 1,484 6,854 7 65 540 612 R 7,467 3,694 8,344 19,504
1997 16 5,093 1,422 6,531 8 64 430 502 7,033 3,671 8,261 18,965
1998 12 4,646 1,304 5,962 8 64 380 452 6,413 3,856 8,686 18,955
1999 14 4,835 1,465 6,314 9 63 390 461 6,775 3,906 8,875 19,557
2000 11 5,105 1,554 6,670 9 R 61 420 489 7,159 4,069 9,197 20,425
2001 12 4,889 1,529 6,430 9 59 370 438 6,868 4,100 9,074 20,042
2002 12 R 4,995 1,457 R 6,464 10 57 380 448 R 6,912 4,317 9,562 R 20,791
2003 12 5,209 1,519 6,741 13 57 400 470 7,211 4,353 9,546 21,110
2004 11 4,981 1,520 6,513 14 57 410 481 6,993 4,408 9,691 21,093
2005 8 4,946 1,451 6,406 16 58 430 504 6,909 4,638 10,079 21,626
2006 6 4,476 1,224 5,706 18 63 R 380 R 462 R 6,168 4,611 9,909 R 20,688
2007 8 R 4,835 1,254 R 6,097 22 70 R 410 R 502 R 6,598 4,750 10,182 R 21,531
2008 8 5,010 1,243 6,261 26 80 450 R 557 6,817 4,708 10,071 21,596
2009 8 4,883 1,176 6,067 33 89 430 552 6,619 4,656 9,789 R 21,064
2010 7 R 4,883 R 1,142 R 6,032 37 R 114 420 R 571 R 6,603 R 4,933 R 10,326 R 21,862
2011P 6 4,830 1,139 5,975 40 140 430 610 6,585 4,858 10,176 21,619
1See "Primary Energy Consumption" in Glossary. 8Electricity retail sales to ultimate customers reported by electric utilities and, beginning in 1996, other
energy service providers.
2Data are estimates.  See Table 10.2a for notes on series components. 9Total losses are calculated as the primary energy consumed by the electric power sector minus the
energy content of electricity retail sales.  Total losses are allocated to the end-use sectors in proportion to
each sector's share of total electricity retail sales.  See Note, "Electrical System Energy Losses," at end of
section.
3Natural gas only; excludes the estimated portion of supplemental gaseous fuels.  See Note 1,
"Supplemental Gaseous Fuels," at end of Section 6.
R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  NA=Not available.  
4Based on petroleum product supplied.  For petroleum, product supplied is used as an approximation of
petroleum consumption.  See Note 1, "Petroleum Products Supplied and Petroleum Consumption," at end
of Section 5.
Note:  Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
5Geothermal heat pump and direct use energy. Web Page:    See http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/#consumption for updated monthly and
annual data.
6Solar thermal direct use energy, and photovoltaic (PV) electricity net generation (converted to Btu
using the fossil-fuels heat rate-see Table A6).  Includes small amounts of distributed solar thermal and PV
energy used in the commercial, industrial, and electric power sectors.
Sources:  Tables 2.1f, 5.14a, 6.5, 7.3, 8.9, 10.2a, A4, A5, and A6.
7Wood and wood-derived fuels.  
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