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Table 1

Water consumption (%) and information entropy (nat) of typical provinces from 2003 to 2009

Province/CityRegional characteristicsAgricultural water consumption proportional rangeAgricultural, manufacturing, domestic, and ecological ratioInformation entropy range
Beijing High Income, Northern Coast 30%–40% 35:18:42:5 1.15–1.25 
Zhejiang Medium Income, Eastern Coast 45%–55% 50:27:15:6 1.10–1.25 
Henan Mid–High Income, Middle Region of the Yellow River 55%–65% 62:21:15:2 0.95–1.05 
Hubei Mid–High Income, Yangzi River Region 50%–55% 53:36:11:0 0.93–0.96 
Yunnan Mid–Low Income, Southwest Region 65%–75% 71:15:13:1 0.75–0.91 
Xinjiang Mid–Low Income, Northwest Region 90%–95% 92:2:2:4 0.35–0.40 
Whole country – 60%–70% 65:22:12:2 0.93–0.98 
Province/CityRegional characteristicsAgricultural water consumption proportional rangeAgricultural, manufacturing, domestic, and ecological ratioInformation entropy range
Beijing High Income, Northern Coast 30%–40% 35:18:42:5 1.15–1.25 
Zhejiang Medium Income, Eastern Coast 45%–55% 50:27:15:6 1.10–1.25 
Henan Mid–High Income, Middle Region of the Yellow River 55%–65% 62:21:15:2 0.95–1.05 
Hubei Mid–High Income, Yangzi River Region 50%–55% 53:36:11:0 0.93–0.96 
Yunnan Mid–Low Income, Southwest Region 65%–75% 71:15:13:1 0.75–0.91 
Xinjiang Mid–Low Income, Northwest Region 90%–95% 92:2:2:4 0.35–0.40 
Whole country – 60%–70% 65:22:12:2 0.93–0.98 
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