Residential Sector
Canada
Table 20: Total Households by Building Type and Principal Heating Energy Source
  1990   1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
Total Households (thousands) 9,895   10,183 10,363 10,558 10,716 10,900 11,069

Households by Building Type (thousands)
Single Detached 5,558   5,711 5,811 5,918 6,003 6,102 6,194
Single Attached 922   961 990 1,021 1,048 1,075 1,101
Apartments 3,208   3,300 3,350 3,405 3,452 3,506 3,555
Mobile Homes 207   211 212 213 214 217 218

Shares (%)
Single Detached 56.2   56.1 56.1 56.1 56.0 56.0 56.0
Single Attached 9.3   9.4 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 10.0
Apartments 32.4   32.4 32.3 32.3 32.2 32.2 32.1
Mobile Homes 2.1   2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

Households by Principal Heating Energy Source (thousands)
Electricity 3,228   3,345 3,419 3,496 3,556 3,622 3,666
Natural Gas 4,477   4,640 4,765 4,897 5,013 5,139 5,252
Heating Oil 1,683   1,669 1,645 1,619 1,577 1,551 1,540
Other1 83   88 92 97 103 107 113
Wood 424   440 442 449 468 481 497

Shares (%)
Electricity 32.6   32.8 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.2 33.1
Natural Gas 45.2   45.6 46.0 46.4 46.8 47.1 47.4
Heating Oil 17.0   16.4 15.9 15.3 14.7 14.2 13.9
Other1 0.8   0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0
Wood 4.3   4.3 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.4 4.5

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.