Residential Sector
Canada
Table 20: Total Households by Building Type and Principal Heating Energy Source
  1990   1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Total Households (thousands) 9,895   11,180 11,321 11,475 11,652 11,837 12,014

Households by Building Type (thousands)
Single Detached 5,558   6,254 6,331 6,415 6,511 6,612 6,708
Single Attached 922   1,122 1,147 1,173 1,202 1,232 1,261
Apartments 3,208   3,584 3,622 3,665 3,716 3,769 3,819
Mobile Homes 207   220 221 222 223 224 225

Shares (%)
Single Detached 56.2   55.9 55.9 55.9 55.9 55.9 55.8
Single Attached 9.3   10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5
Apartments 32.4   32.1 32.0 31.9 31.9 31.8 31.8
Mobile Homes 2.1   2.0 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9

Households by Principal Heating Energy Source (thousands)
Electricity 3,228   3,706 3,761 3,787 3,833 3,896 3,975
Natural Gas 4,477   5,324 5,423 5,526 5,644 5,779 5,909
Heating Oil 1,683   1,526 1,509 1,502 1,500 1,486 1,446
Other1 83   118 120 123 125 127 128
Wood 424   506 508 537 550 550 556

Shares (%)
Electricity 32.6   33.2 33.2 33.0 32.9 32.9 33.1
Natural Gas 45.2   47.6 47.9 48.2 48.4 48.8 49.2
Heating Oil 17.0   13.6 13.3 13.1 12.9 12.6 12.0
Other1 0.8   1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
Wood 4.3   4.5 4.5 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.