Residential Sector
Canada
Table 20: Total Households by Building Type and Principal Heating Energy Source
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Households (thousands) 9,895   13,551 13,706 13,858 13,989 14,137

Households by Building Type (thousands)
Single Detached 5,558   7,590 7,674 7,757 7,828 7,911
Single Attached 922   1,498 1,523 1,548 1,569 1,593
Apartments 3,208   4,222 4,267 4,310 4,348 4,388
Mobile Homes 207   242 242 243 244 245

Shares (%)
Single Detached 56.2   56.0 56.0 56.0 56.0 56.0
Single Attached 9.3   11.1 11.1 11.2 11.2 11.3
Apartments 32.4   31.2 31.1 31.1 31.1 31.0
Mobile Homes 2.1   1.8 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7

Households by Principal Heating Energy Source (thousands)
Electricity 3,228   8,458 8,656 8,776 8,954 9,080
Natural Gas 4,477   3,927 3,908 3,922 3,910 3,939
Heating Oil 1,683   664 635 625 591 581
Other1 83   83 84 88 88 88
Wood 424   419 423 447 446 450

Shares (%)
Electricity 32.6   62.4 63.2 63.3 64.0 64.2
Natural Gas 45.2   29.0 28.5 28.3 27.9 27.9
Heating Oil 17.0   4.9 4.6 4.5 4.2 4.1
Other1 0.8   0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
Wood 4.3   3.1 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.