1.1 - GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
  Number of households by region Number of households by type of dwelling1
Manitoba / Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Single detached houses
Number of households 889,272 A 1,448,753 A 1,831,497 A 8,230,596 A
Type of dwelling
Single detached house 570,311 A 985,893 A 973,884 A    
Double/row house 58,130 M 133,300 M 295,505 M    
Low-rise apartment 113,720 M U 368,928 M    
High-rise apartment U U U    
Mobile home U U U    
Don't know/not stated U U U    
Dwelling construction date
Before 1950 114,423 A U 138,918 M 1,085,822 A
1950 – 1969 215,694 A 304,106 A 213,315 M 1,668,731 A
1970 – 1979 195,813 A 335,884 A 294,644 M 1,614,323 A
1980 – 1989 155,624 A 156,644 M 363,364 M 1,463,897 A
1990 – 1999 77,582 M 261,643 A 397,830 M 1,098,436 A
2000 – 2011 130,137 M 295,701 M 423,426 M 1,299,387 A
Occupation Mode
Own 672,495 A 1,187,308 A 1,460,180 A 7,744,637 A
Rent 216,777 A 261,445 M 371,317 A 485,959 A
Number of people in the household
1 member 222,497 A 302,135 A 404,793 A 1,104,482 A
2 members 316,757 A 404,051 A 594,339 A 2,678,699 A
3 members 121,679 A 236,429 A 197,256 M 1,466,939 A
4 or more members 181,537 A 320,361 A 421,808 A 2,465,669 A
Not stated U U U 514,807 A
Occupant demographics
Households with only 18 to 24 year old members U U U U
Households with only 25 to 44 year old members 82,976 M 147,225 M U 390,051 A
Households with only 45 to 64 year old members 179,327 A 286,579 A 372,498 A 1,646,628 A
Households with only 65 + year old members 168,012 A 167,129 M 249,091 A 1,001,900 A
Households with adults and children 0 to 12 only 165,213 A 222,859 A 321,907 M 1,539,702 A
Households with adults and teens 13 to 19 only 68,004 M 128,241 M 214,778 M 1,082,901 A
Households with adults and members 0 to 12 and 13 to 19 45,171 M U U 434,220 A
Other compositions 116,363 A 242,650 A 167,859 M 1,608,945 A
Not stated U U U 514,807 A
Dwelling part of a condominium
Yes U 93,205 M 361,367 M
No 173,862 A U 213,017 M
Valid skip 576,947 A 1,014,325 A 956,546 A 7,717,718 A
Don't know U
Not stated 82,664 M 226,207 M 282,755 M 512,878 A
Household income
Less than $20,000 60,181 M U U 217,961 A
$20,000 to less than $40,000 121,064 A 115,213 M 289,479 M 759,126 A
$40,000 to less than $60,000 149,682 A 152,146 M 222,899 M 1,019,538 A
$60,000 to less than $80,000 93,020 A 137,503 M 208,526 M 1,025,413 A
$80,000 to less than $100,000 88,895 A 99,897 M 336,151 M 836,321 A
$100,000 to less than $150,000 108,605 A 209,155 A 227,280 M 1,377,509 A
$150,000 and over 74,267 M 291,308 A 101,852 M 1,053,568 A
Not stated 193,558 A 410,937 A 398,692 M 1,941,160 A
Highest level of education ever completed by any member of the household
0 to 8 years or some secondary 63,956 M U U 370,381 A
Grade 11 to 13, graduate 148,422 A 134,378 M 269,177 M 944,107 A
Some postsecondary or postsecondary certificate or diploma 194,900 A 269,520 A 262,935 A 2,007,194 A
University 420,524 A 806,240 A 1,045,877 A 4,294,688 A
Not stated 61,470 M 209,403 M U 614,226 A
Households with someone home all day on an average weekday
Yes 412,233 A 742,278 A 889,920 A 4,223,059 A
No 431,743 A 692,489 A 807,674 A 3,674,961 A
Don't know U U U 188,285 M
Not stated U U U 144,291 M
Complete weeks with no one home
Zero 382,382 A 623,545 A 797,811 A 3,896,140 A
One to two 177,349 A 278,435 A 377,257 A 1,639,132 A
Three to four 138,564 A 213,898 A 209,520 M 959,883 A
More than four 72,633 M 181,419 M 197,157 M 711,454 A
Don't know 105,206 M 130,256 M 190,973 M 793,271 A
Not stated U U U 230,717 M
How long have you lived in the dwelling?
5 years or less 320,504 A 470,865 A 723,721 A 2,259,001 A
6 to 10 years 154,079 A 295,664 A 328,979 M 1,567,093 A
11 to 20 years 196,759 A 255,496 A 324,214 A 1,785,663 A
21 to 30 years 90,067 A 153,465 M 124,878 M 1,103,366 A
More than 30 years 80,592 M 87,485 M 116,405 M 1,002,127 A
Don't know U U
Not stated U U U 512,878 A

Footnotes:

1 Does not include the "Don't know/not stated" category.

Note:

Due to rounding, the numbers may not add up and may differ slightly among tables.

Legend:

The letter beside each estimate classifies its quality as follows: A–Acceptable, M–Use with caution, U–Too unreliable to be published.

Source:

2011 Survey of Household Energy Use