Residential Sector
Canada
Table 20: Total Households by Building Type and Principal Heating Energy Source
  1990   2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Total Households (thousands) 9,895   12,189 12,375 12,587 12,756 12,985 13,164

Households by Building Type (thousands)
Single Detached 5,558   6,804 6,905 7,020 7,114 7,241 7,342
Single Attached 922   1,289 1,318 1,351 1,378 1,412 1,440
Apartments 3,208   3,870 3,924 3,986 4,032 4,096 4,145
Mobile Homes 207   227 228 231 232 236 237

Shares (%)
Single Detached 56.2   55.8 55.8 55.8 55.8 55.8 55.8
Single Attached 9.3   10.6 10.7 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.9
Apartments 32.4   31.7 31.7 31.7 31.6 31.5 31.5
Mobile Homes 2.1   1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8

Households by Principal Heating Energy Source (thousands)
Electricity 3,228   4,077 4,154 4,271 4,420 4,563 4,682
Natural Gas 4,477   6,017 6,152 6,288 6,376 6,501 6,579
Heating Oil 1,683   1,398 1,363 1,306 1,247 1,195 1,174
Other1 83   129 131 132 132 134 135
Wood 424   568 576 590 581 592 593

Shares (%)
Electricity 32.6   33.4 33.6 33.9 34.7 35.1 35.6
Natural Gas 45.2   49.4 49.7 50.0 50.0 50.1 50.0
Heating Oil 17.0   11.5 11.0 10.4 9.8 9.2 8.9
Other1 0.8   1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Wood 4.3   4.7 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.5

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.