Percentage of waterways and groundwater areas, subject to extraction, with a limit on extraction

Irrigation continues to be the largest consumptive use of surface water in the state, comprising 78% of all water taken from 2011-12 to 2015-16. Irrigation, commercial and salinity control was the largest consumptive use of groundwater in the state, comprising 76% of all water taken between 2012-13 and 2015-16.
Volume of water (ML) taken for different consumptive uses under surface water and groundwater entitlements