Residential Water Heating Energy Use and Water Heater Stock Share
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Water Heating Energy Use (PJ)a 230.8   376.9 327.1 315.8 315.0 304.6

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)a
Electricity 76.3   72.0 66.4 63.8 62.9 60.2
Natural Gas 128.9   281.7 244.9 241.3 243.8 236.9
Heating Oil 20.0   17.0 9.8 6.6 4.9 4.1
Other1 3.7   3.9 4.5 3.0 2.5 2.6
Wood 1.9   2.2 1.6 1.2 0.8 0.8

Activity
Total Households (thousands)a,b 9,895   13,551 13,706 13,858 13,989 14,137
Energy Intensity (GJ/household)a,b 23.3   27.8 23.9 22.8 22.5 21.6

Water Heater Stock Market Shares (%)a
Electricity 52.5   47.8 48.6 48.9 49.2 49.6
Natural Gas 41.5   47.3 46.7 46.6 46.4 46.2
Heating Oil 5.1   4.1 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.3
Other1 0.6   0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
Wood 0.2   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1
Heat Loss (PJ)a 7.5   13.9 11.5 12.4 13.2 11.8

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.

Sources:

a) Natural Resources Canada, Residential End-Use Model, Ottawa, August 2017
b) Statistics Canada, Survey of Household Spending, 1997–2015, Ottawa, 2017.