Residential Sector
Canada
Table 20: Total Households by Building Type and Principal Heating Energy Source
  1990   2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total Households (thousands) 9,895   13,417 13,378 13,551 13,706 13,858 13,989

Households by Building Type (thousands)
Single Detached 5,558   7,482 7,469 7,566 7,649 7,731 7,802
Single Attached 922   1,477 1,483 1,511 1,537 1,562 1,584
Apartments 3,208   4,217 4,187 4,233 4,278 4,322 4,360
Mobile Homes 207   241 239 241 242 242 243

Shares (%)
Single Detached 56.2   55.8 55.8 55.8 55.8 55.8 55.8
Single Attached 9.3   11.0 11.1 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.3
Apartments 32.4   31.4 31.3 31.2 31.2 31.2 31.2
Mobile Homes 2.1   1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7

Households by Principal Heating Energy Source (thousands)
Electricity 3,228   4,817 4,800 4,906 4,991 5,049 5,104
Natural Gas 4,477   6,690 6,708 6,776 6,826 6,900 6,957
Heating Oil 1,683   1,172 1,145 1,141 1,159 1,170 1,182
Other1 83   138 137 138 140 141 142
Wood 424   600 588 590 591 597 603

Shares (%)
Electricity 32.6   35.9 35.9 36.2 36.4 36.4 36.5
Natural Gas 45.2   49.9 50.1 50.0 49.8 49.8 49.7
Heating Oil 17.0   8.7 8.6 8.4 8.5 8.4 8.5
Other1 0.8   1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Wood 4.3   4.5 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.