MONET 2030: Final energy consumption per capita

SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Excerpt from Swiss target 7.3: Compared with the year 2000, energy consumption per person should decrease by 16% by 2020 and by 43% by 2035. […]

Significance of the indicator
The indicator shows the amount of energy consumed per capita in Switzerland every year. It takes into account all types of consumer (households, industry, services and transport). The indicator shows if a decoupling takes place between energy consumption and demographic evolution. Energy consumption contributes to the use of natural resources, and in turn to environmental pollution. A reduction in energy consumption is therefore a step towards sustainable development.

Help for interpretation
Energy consumption varies in the short term based on the economic situation and weather conditions. In the longer term, it depends on economic situation, the state of technology, the number of homes and vehicles, lifestyles or policy.

International comparability
This indicator cannot be compared at international level.



This indicator presents final annual energy consumption per capita in gigajoules (average permanent resident population).

It does not include energy consumption generated by international air traffic, statistical differences (including for agriculture), and consumption of gas for natural gas pipeline compressors. The figures relating to final energy consumption come from the overall energy statistics. These summary statistics, which are compiled by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy, are based on various surveys of energy production and consumption. The data on international air traffic, which are subtracted from this indicator, are calculated as part of the greenhouse gas inventory compiled by the Federal Office for the Environment. The data on average permanent resident population come from the Population and Households Statistics (STATPOP) compiled by the Federal Statistical Office. This figure indicates the average population living in Switzerland over the course of a year, according to economic place of residence. It is mainly used to calculate non-demographic indicators.



Excerpt from Swiss target 7.3: Compared with the year 2000, energy consumption per person should decrease by 16% by 2020 and by 43% by 2035. […]

International target 7.3: By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.


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