Table 4.2 – Characteristics of buildings using natural gas
Natural gas use Building characteristics All buildings Buildings that use natural gas Share
(number) Q.I. (number) Q.I.
Climate zone All climate zones 482 266 A 305 665 A 63.4%
Atlantic 47 911 A 3 018 B 6.3%
Great Lakes 233 880 A 147 968 A 63.3%
Pacific Coast 38 092 A 26 149 A 68.6%
Other* 162 383 A 128 530 A 79.2%
Primary activity All primary activities 482 266 A 305 665 A 63.4%
Office building (non-medical) 83 583 A 56 981 A 68.2%
Medical office building 10 525 A 6 999 B 66.5%
Elementary or secondary school 18 425 A 13 585 A 73.7%
Nursing or residential care facility 6 482 A 4 548 A 70.2%
Warehouse 32 879 A 26 661 A 81.1%
Hotel or motel 9 963 C 4 102 A 41.2%
Hospital 752 A 558 A 74.2%
Food or beverage store 40 403 A 28 251 A 69.9%
Non-food retail store 56 750 A 32 022 A 56.4%
Other** 222 505 A 131 956 A 59.3%
Building size All building sizes 482 266 A 305 665 A 63.4%
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 236 539 A 132 689 A 56.1%
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 91 680 A 52 081 A 56.8%
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 123 565 A 97 261 A 78.7%
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 25 319 A 19 748 A 78.0%
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 5 162 A 3 887 A 75.3%
Year of construction All years of construction 482 266 A 305 665 A 63.4%
Before 1920 46 951 A 28 970 A 61.7%
1920 to 1959 83 521 A 49 731 A 59.5%
1960 to 1969 67 758 A 47 855 A 70.6%
1970 to 1979 75 107 A 50 982 A 67.9%
1980 to 1989 91 404 A 55 140 A 60.3%
1990 to 1999 58 106 A 29 908 A 51.5%
2000 or later 59 418 A 43 079 A 72.5%
2000 to 2004 29 316 A 21 166 B 72.2%
2005 or later 30 102 A 21 914 B 72.8%
Hours of operation All operating hours 482 266 A 305 665 A 63.4%
36 or less 48 333 A 26 320 A 54.5%
37 to 48 132 389 A 81 762 A 61.8%
49 to 72 149 721 A 101 320 A 67.7%
73 to 96 47 380 A 33 033 A 69.7%
97 to 120 38 492 A 28 287 A 73.5%
121 to 168 65 951 A 34 944 A 53.0%

Footnotes:

* Other includes all other Canadian climate zones not listed.
** Other includes all other commercial buildings. See Appendix C for more details.

Note:

Due to rounding, numbers may not add up to the total shown, and some numbers may differ from one table to the next.

Legend:

Quality indicators (Q.I.) classify each estimate according to its quality as follows: A–Excellent, B–Good, C–Acceptable, D–Use with caution, F–Too unreliable to be published and X–suppressed due to confidentiality.