3.2 - ENERGY INTENSITY PER HOUSEHOLD
  Gigajoules of energy consumed per household (GJ/household) by region Gigajoules of energy consumed per household (GJ/household) by type of dwelling1
Manitoba / Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Single detached houses
Gigajoules per household 105.4 A 131.3 A 91.1 A 134.0 A
Type of dwelling
Single detached house 126.2 A 152.3 A 118.8 A    
Double/row house 92.4 A 109.4 A 72.5 A    
Low-rise apartment 49.0 A U 34.9 A    
High-rise apartment U U 61.3 M    
Mobile home U U U    
Don't know/not stated U U U    
Dwelling construction date
Before 1950 123.4 A 145.6 A 100.5 A 137.5 A
1950 – 1969 109.5 A 125.0 A 115.0 A 130.0 A
1970 – 1979 89.4 A 124.9 A 83.0 A 140.0 A
1980 – 1989 100.6 A 129.4 A 90.5 A 134.4 A
1990 – 1999 104.1 A 136.8 A 84.0 A 131.3 A
2000 – 2011 113.3 A 136.6 A 88.6 A 130.5 A
Heated area of dwelling excluding garage
56 square metres or less (600 square feet or less) U U U 112.4 M
56 to 93 square metres (601 to 1,000 square feet) 55.7 A 67.5 A 52.5 A 88.5 A
93 to 139 square metres (1,001 to 1,500 square feet) 100.7 A 107.1 A 81.7 A 113.0 A
139 to 186 square metres (1,501 to 2,000 square feet) 116.1 A 134.2 A 96.1 A 120.6 A
186 to 232 square metres (2,001 to 2,500 square feet) 132.7 A 127.5 A 124.3 A 126.3 A
232 or more square metres (2,501 or more square feet) 129.1 A 179.0 A 129.5 A 153.7 A
Occupation mode
Own 122.2 A 144.0 A 100.5 A 135.7 A
Rent 53.3 A 73.7 A 54.1 M 106.2 A
Number of people in the household
1 member 76.2 A 96.4 A 71.7 A 118.7 A
2 members 104.9 A 141.0 A 92.5 A 133.2 A
3 members 112.9 A 149.6 A 110.0 A 134.4 A
4 or more members 138.5 A 155.7 A 112.1 A 148.4 A
Not stated U U U 100.5 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 83.9 A 77.5 M U 115.9 A
Households with only 45 to 64 year old members 108.0 A 134.0 A 96.5 A 133.0 A
Households with only 65 + year old members 89.0 A 139.8 A 87.9 A 126.9 A
Households with adults and children 0 to 12 only 95.7 A 145.8 A 95.8 A 131.3 A
Households with adults and teens 13 to 19 only 150.4 A 152.8 A 117.9 A 142.5 A
Households with adults and members 0 to 12 and 13 to 19 150.8 A U U 145.1 A
Other compositions 116.0 A 151.4 A 116.3 A 148.6 A
Not stated U U U 100.5 A
Dwelling part of a condominium
Yes 93.6 A 66.2 M 56.9 A
No 40.7 A U 31.1 M
Valid skip 125.6 A 150.1 A 123.4 A 136.2 A
Don't know U
Not stated 108.1 A 107.1 M 73.1 A 100.0 A
Household income
Less than $20,000 88.9 M U U 122.1 A
$20,000 to less than $40,000 86.0 A 122.9 A 71.1 A 130.5 A
$40,000 to less than $60,000 94.2 A 87.5 A 83.6 A 128.2 A
$60,000 to less than $80,000 109.7 A 119.4 A 84.5 A 128.5 A
$80,000 to less than $100,000 110.4 A 135.1 A 88.3 A 130.8 A
$100,000 to less than $150,000 139.6 A 161.0 A 121.2 A 134.9 A
$150,000 and over 152.5 A 153.3 A 136.9 A 155.3 A
Not stated 89.7 A 122.9 A 91.2 A 131.8 A
Highest level of education ever completed by any member of the household
0 to 8 years or some secondary 83.6 A U U 138.3 A
Grade 11 to 13, graduate 97.1 A 132.8 A 93.9 A 130.4 A
Some postsecondary or postsecondary certificate or diploma 119.2 A 135.0 A 98.7 A 134.0 A
University 104.5 A 137.9 A 93.4 A 138.4 A
Not stated 110.7 A 105.0 M U 106.2 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