Significance of Household Composition on Electricity Consumption and Carbon Emissions


There are various household composition including with the number of member and the age of each member. The consumption pattern of member in each age range are different. Although two households may have the same number of member but may have different pattern of consumption because the age of each member in each household are different. The estimation of household electricity consumption and its carbon emissions without considering on the household age composition may lead to inaccurate results. Therefore, this paper emphasizes on the significance of the different household age composition on the different household electricity consumption and its carbon emissions by utilizing the Age-Oriented Household Consumption model which was developed from the Linear Expenditure System model. The data used in this paper come from the household socio-economic survey of the national statistical office of Thailand. The results of this paper express the change of the household electricity consumption and its carbon emission when the household composition changes. The government may apply the results on the energy and environmental policy relating to the population demographic change.

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Thoedsak Chomtohsuwan, Rangsit University, Thailand

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Conference: ACSEE2017
Stream: Energy: Energy Economics and Ecological Economics

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