Table 4.4 – Characteristics of buildings using propane
Propane use Building characteristics All buildings Buildings that use propane Share
(number) Q.I. (number) Q.I.
Climate zone All climate zones 482 266 A 27 508 A 5.7%
Atlantic 47 911 A 5 977 A 12.5%
Great Lakes 233 880 A 11 796 C 5.0%
Pacific Coast 38 092 A F
Other* 162 383 A F
Primary activity All primary activities 482 266 A 27 508 A 5.7%
Office building (non-medical) 83 583 A F
Medical office building 10 525 A F
Elementary or secondary school 18 425 A F
Nursing or residential care facility 6 482 A 323 C 5.0%
Warehouse 32 879 A F
Hotel or motel 9 963 C F
Hospital 752 A 93 C 12.4%
Food or beverage store 40 403 A 4 281 B 10.6%
Non-food retail store 56 750 A F
Other** 222 505 A 14 526 B 6.5%
Building size All building sizes 482 266 A 27 508 A 5.7%
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 236 539 A 14 229 B 6.0%
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 91 680 A 8 120 C 8.9%
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 123 565 A F
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 25 319 A 1 460 C 5.8%
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 5 162 A F
Year of construction All years of construction 482 266 A 27 508 A 5.7%
Before 1920 46 951 A F
1920 to 1959 83 521 A F
1960 to 1969 67 758 A F
1970 to 1979 75 107 A 3 420 B 4.6%
1980 to 1989 91 404 A 9 443 C 10.3%
1990 to 1999 58 106 A 4 379 C 7.5%
2000 or later 59 418 A 2 472 B 4.2%
2000 to 2004 29 316 A 1 262 C 4.3%
2005 or later 30 102 A 1 209 C 4.0%
Hours of operation All operating hours 482 266 A 27 508 A 5.7%
36 or less 48 333 A F
37 to 48 132 389 A F
49 to 72 149 721 A 7 286 B 4.9%
73 to 96 47 380 A 3 369 C 7.1%
97 to 120 38 492 A F
121 to 168 65 951 A F

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.