3.1 - TOTAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION
  Gigajoules (GJ) of energy consumed by type of dwelling1
Double/row houses Low-rise apartments High-rise apartments Mobile homes
Total energy consumption 149,480,266 A 79,607,172 A 42,106,449 M 18,032,373 M
Type of dwelling
Single detached house                
Double/row house                
Low-rise apartment                
High-rise apartment                
Mobile home                
Don't know/not stated                
Dwelling construction date
Before 1950 13,109,008 M 7,077,869 M U
1950 – 1969 23,847,455 M 11,115,587 M 4,680,829 M U
1970 – 1979 25,469,784 A 12,381,953 M 9,512,989 M U
1980 – 1989 19,034,765 M 20,139,421 M U U
1990 – 1999 29,236,506 M 15,026,617 M 7,914,373 M U
2000 – 2011 38,782,747 M 13,865,726 M U U
Heated area of dwelling excluding garage
56 square metres or less (600 square feet or less) U 17,677,306 M U U
56 to 93 square metres (601 to 1,000 square feet) 17,246,702 M 34,184,356 A 18,220,675 M U
93 to 139 square metres (1,001 to 1,500 square feet) 32,058,374 A 18,400,750 A U U
139 to 186 square metres (1,501 to 2,000 square feet) 41,053,566 A 5,195,024 M U U
186 to 232 square metres (2,001 to 2,500 square feet) 25,201,775 M U U U
232 or more square metres (2,501 or more square feet) 26,527,959 M U U U
Occupation mode
Own 111,140,970 A 22,642,002 M 17,256,943 M 16,813,875 M
Rent 38,339,296 A 56,965,170 A 24,849,505 M U
Number of people in the household
1 member 24,947,318 A 39,988,730 A 17,626,343 M U
2 members 60,989,194 A 25,676,503 A 15,590,922 M 4,362,106 M
3 members 23,254,734 M 6,774,092 M U U
4 or more members 30,793,955 M U U U
Not stated U U U U
Occupant demographics
Households with only 18 to 24 year old members U U U
Households with only 25 to 44 year old members U 19,043,095 M U U
Households with only 45 to 64 year old members 28,510,691 M 16,841,723 A 8,622,415 M U
Households with only 65 + year old members 21,338,775 A 19,159,171 M U U
Households with adults and children 0 to 12 only 29,070,722 M 4,950,801 M U U
Households with adults and teens 13 to 19 only 13,116,951 M U U U
Households with adults and members 0 to 12 and 13 to 19 U U U
Other compositions 27,232,923 M 10,371,407 M U U
Not stated U U U U
Dwelling part of a condominium
Yes 31,544,949 M 19,702,031 M 13,051,035 M
No 30,868,907 A 56,712,948 A 24,697,404 M
Valid skip 76,285,258 A 17,857,637 M
Don't know U U U
Not stated U U U U
Household income
Less than $20,000 7,367,324 M 13,297,600 A U U
$20,000 to less than $40,000 25,875,646 M 18,667,583 A 7,301,741 M U
$40,000 to less than $60,000 14,889,538 M 13,791,255 M 5,666,904 M U
$60,000 to less than $80,000 26,314,608 M 8,715,175 M U U
$80,000 to less than $100,000 16,321,876 M U U U
$100,000 to less than $150,000 12,967,163 M U U U
$150,000 and over U U U U
Not stated 31,764,859 M 12,923,421 M U U
Highest level of education ever completed by any member of the household
0 to 8 years or some secondary U 13,373,274 M U U
Grade 11 to 13, graduate 14,405,111 M 13,615,983 M 5,754,528 M U
Some postsecondary or postsecondary certificate or diploma 29,156,455 A 21,355,355 A 8,377,321 M 8,424,999 M
University 82,464,115 A 27,849,768 A 23,074,531 M U
Not stated U U U U

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