3.2 - ENERGY INTENSITY PER HOUSEHOLD
  Gigajoules of energy consumed per household (GJ/household) by type of dwelling1
Double / row houses Low-rise apartments High-rise apartments Mobile homes
Gigajoules per household 85.4 A 38.7 A 42.3 A 111.7 A
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 100.2 A 49.4 A U
1950 – 1969 86.1 A 40.1 A 28.2 M U
1970 – 1979 82.3 A 28.6 A 45.7 A 136.9 A
1980 – 1989 79.5 A 37.4 A 33.7 M U
1990 – 1999 86.0 A 37.6 M 35.3 A U
2000 – 2011 85.3 A 51.6 A 73.7 M U
Heated area of dwelling excluding garage
56 square metres or less (600 square feet or less) U 40.0 A 20.8 M U
56 to 93 square metres (601 to 1,000 square feet) 61.2 A 33.0 A 37.9 A U
93 to 139 square metres (1,001 to 1,500 square feet) 77.3 A 41.0 A 62.5 M 109.6 A
139 to 186 square metres (1,501 to 2,000 square feet) 81.4 A 76.6 M U U
186 to 232 square metres (2,001 to 2,500 square feet) 109.0 A U U U
232 or more square metres (2,501 or more square feet) 130.9 A U U U
Occupation mode
Own 93.9 A 51.0 A 52.4 A 110.1 A
Rent 67.6 A 35.3 A 37.4 M U
Number of people in the household
1 member 70.7 A 35.2 A 36.6 A U
2 members 89.9 A 43.4 A 45.0 M 109.8 A
3 members 84.2 A 40.3 A U U
4 or more members 88.4 A 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 90.8 A 35.9 A U U
Households with only 45 to 64 year old members 75.6 A 32.1 A 37.6 M 114.6 A
Households with only 65 + year old members 89.0 A 47.2 A 46.8 M U
Households with adults and children 0 to 12 only 80.5 A 45.0 A U U
Households with adults and teens 13 to 19 only 92.2 A U U U
Households with adults and members 0 to 12 and 13 to 19 U U U
Other compositions 92.1 A 42.0 A U U
Not stated U U U U
Dwelling part of a condominium
Yes 75.5 A 47.6 A 40.4 A
No 86.4 A 36.4 A 40.8 M
Valid skip 87.8 A 112.2 A
Don't know U U U
Not stated U U U U
Household income
Less than $20,000 75.2 A 38.2 A 23.1 M U
$20,000 to less than $40,000 65.8 A 34.2 A 33.1 M U
$40,000 to less than $60,000 77.5 A 36.7 A 32.8 A U
$60,000 to less than $80,000 94.6 A 37.7 A 72.5 M U
$80,000 to less than $100,000 83.1 A 46.0 A U U
$100,000 to less than $150,000 97.4 A U U U
$150,000 and over 107.1 A U U U
Not stated 96.4 A 45.5 M 44.8 M U
Highest level of education ever completed by any member of the household
0 to 8 years or some secondary 83.4 A 45.1 M U U
Grade 11 to 13, graduate 75.9 A 44.1 A 29.4 M U
Some postsecondary or postsecondary certificate or diploma 80.6 A 39.6 A 37.2 A 100.5 A
University 87.9 A 34.0 A 47.8 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