Residential Sector
Canada
Table 20: Total Households by Building Type and Principal Heating Energy Source
  1990   2015 2016
Total Households (thousands) 9,895   14,137 14,309

Households by Building Type (thousands)
Single Detached 5,558   7,883 7,978
Single Attached 922   1,609 1,637
Apartments 3,208   4,401 4,449
Mobile Homes 207   244 245

Shares (%)
Single Detached 56.2   55.8 55.8
Single Attached 9.3   11.4 11.4
Apartments 32.4   31.1 31.1
Mobile Homes 2.1   1.7 1.7

Households by Principal Heating Energy Source (thousands)
Electricity 3,228   5,155 5,211
Natural Gas 4,477   7,037 7,133
Heating Oil 1,683   1,192 1,205
Other1 83   143 145
Wood 424   609 615

Shares (%)
Electricity 32.6   36.5 36.4
Natural Gas 45.2   49.8 49.8
Heating Oil 17.0   8.4 8.4
Other1 0.8   1.0 1.0
Wood 4.3   4.3 4.3

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.