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Table 6 Energy consumption—car, residential, and total

From: Analysing Gordon’s trade-off by adapting Thurow’s approach of pure public good to the German energy sector

Energy consumption of private households in Germany 2008 according to their social position
Income groups in € Single Single with child(ren) Couple Couple without child(ren) Couple with child(ren) Other households
Car energy expenditure in €
All households 50 67 124 111 150 160
 <900 15 17 78 63 71 29
 900–1300 32 33 44 42 67 38
 1300–1500 47 51 63 63 58 39
 1500–2000 61 70 75 73 80 72
 2000–2600 75 89 97 90 120 99
 2600–3600 86 101 126 115 148 140
 3600–5000 93 108 151 141 163 179
 5000–18,000 97 130 169 161 177 225
Car energy dispersiona 1.94 1.94 1.36 1.45 1.18 1.41
Residential energy expenditure in €
All households 93 119 165 163 169 201
 <900 69 86 161 140 170 151
 900–1300 81 100 111 112 104 104
 1300–1500 89 103 109 107 116 118
 1500–2000 96 112 130 132 126 140
 2000–2600 106 123 148 150 141 154
 2600–3600 127 165 161 164 155 180
 3600–5000 133 198 184 188 180 219
 5000–18,000 153 158 201 203 198 252
Residential energy dispersionb 1.65 1.33 1.22 1.25 1.17 1.25
Total energy expenditure in €
All households 143 186 289 274 319 361
 <900 84 103 239 203 241 180
 900–1300 113 133 155 154 171 142
 1300–1500 136 154 172 170 174 157
 1500–2000 157 182 205 205 206 212
 2000–2600 181 212 245 240 261 253
 2600–3600 213 266 287 279 303 320
 3600–5000 226 306 335 329 343 398
 5000–18,000 250 288 370 364 375 477
Total energy dispersionc 1.75 1.55 1.28 1.33 1.18 1.32
  1. Source: German Federal Statistical Office, 2010, aresidential energy dispersion: ratio of the residential energy expenditures of the highest income group to the residential energy expenditure of the average household of the social group
  2. Source: German Federal Statistical Office, 2010, bresidential energy dispersion: ratio of the residential energy expenditures of the highest income group to the residential energy expenditure of the average household of the social group
  3. Source: Own calculation based on German Federal Statistical Office, 2011, cTotal energy dispersion: ratio of the total energy expenditures of the highest income group to the total energy expenditure of the average household of the social group