Use of water in agriculture and other needs
In Australia, land use in Sydney's catchments is divided into several groups. These include Livestock and grazing (35%), Conservation Area (28%), Horticulture Mining and Quarries (13%), Forestry (4%), Rural and Urban Residential Areas (3%), Minimal Land use (17%) and 54% is privately owned. The water in these catchments is used for many purposes such as agriculture, manufacture, mining, leisure etc. In 2009–10, the Agriculture industry was by far the largest consumer of water, accounting for 52% of total water consumption in that year. The Water supply, sewerage and drainage services industry and Household sector were the next highest (14% each), followed by the Manufacturing industry (5%). According to the Central Intelligence Agency, Nigeria uses approximately 10% of its freshwater for industrial purposes. The average world wide is around 20%, meaning Nigeria is greatly below the world average in industry water usage. Nigeria also uses most of it’s water in agriculture, resulting to approximately 69% which industrial use at 10% and domestic use at around 21%.