3.3 - ENERGY INTENSITY PER HEATED AREA (EXCLUDING GARAGE)
  Gigajoules of energy consumed per heated square metre (GJ/m2) by type of dwelling1
Double / row houses Low-rise apartments High-rise apartments Mobile homes
Gigajoules per heated square metre (excluding garage) 0.56 A 0.45 A 0.45 A 0.95 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 0.59 A 0.58 A U
1950 – 1969 0.64 A 0.43 A U U
1970 – 1979 0.58 A 0.35 A 0.47 M 1.20 A
1980 – 1989 0.54 A 0.48 A 0.36 M U
1990 – 1999 0.56 A 0.44 M 0.38 A U
2000 – 2011 0.51 A 0.54 A 0.75 M U
Heated area of dwelling excluding garage
56 square metres or less (600 square feet or less) U 0.87 A U U
56 to 93 square metres (601 to 1,000 square feet) 0.75 A 0.43 A 0.49 A U
93 to 139 square metres (1,001 to 1,500 square feet) 0.63 A 0.37 A 0.56 M 0.94 A
139 to 186 square metres (1,501 to 2,000 square feet) 0.50 A 0.48 M U U
186 to 232 square metres (2,001 to 2,500 square feet) 0.54 A U U U
232 or more square metres (2,501 or more square feet) 0.45 A U U U
Occupation mode
Own 0.52 A 0.56 A 0.47 A 0.93 A
Rent 0.70 A 0.42 A 0.43 M U
Number of people in the household
1 member 0.53 A 0.42 A 0.44 M U
2 members 0.60 A 0.51 A 0.43 M 0.91 A
3 members 0.52 A 0.48 A U U
4 or more members 0.55 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 0.59 A 0.43 A U U
Households with only 45 to 64 year old members 0.56 A 0.37 A 0.43 M 0.97 A
Households with only 65 + year old members 0.57 A 0.55 A 0.46 M U
Households with adults and children 0 to 12 only 0.53 A 0.47 A U U
Households with adults and teens 13 to 19 only 0.58 A U U U
Households with adults and members 0 to 12 and 13 to 19 U U U
Other compositions 0.55 A 0.49 A U U
Not stated U U U U
Dwelling part of a condominium
Yes 0.48 A 0.53 A 0.41 A
No 0.59 A 0.43 A 0.45 M
Valid skip 0.59 A 0.96 A
Don't know U U U
Not stated U U U U
Household income
Less than $20,000 0.58 A 0.47 A U U
$20,000 to less than $40,000 0.56 A 0.38 A 0.40 M U
$40,000 to less than $60,000 0.56 A 0.45 A 0.35 M U
$60,000 to less than $80,000 0.57 A 0.49 A U U
$80,000 to less than $100,000 0.60 A 0.56 A U U
$100,000 to less than $150,000 0.51 A U U U
$150,000 and over 0.54 A U U U
Not stated 0.56 A 0.59 M 0.45 M U
Highest level of education ever completed by any member of the household
0 to 8 years or some secondary 0.77 A 0.51 M U U
Grade 11 to 13, graduate 0.57 A 0.53 A 0.33 M U
Some postsecondary or postsecondary certificate or diploma 0.58 A 0.45 A 0.42 A 0.88 A
University 0.53 A 0.41 A 0.50 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