3.5 - ELECTRICITY INTENSITY PER HEATED AREA (EXCLUDING GARAGE)
  Gigajoules of electricity consumed per heated area (GJ/m2) by region Gigajoules of electricity consumed per heated area (GJ/m2) by type of dwelling1
Manitoba / Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Single detached houses
Gigajoules per heated square metre 0.23 A 0.16 A 0.21 A 0.20 A
Type of dwelling
Single detached house 0.23 A 0.14 A 0.18 A    
Double/row house 0.22 M 0.15 A 0.28 A    
Low-rise apartment 0.25 M U 0.26 A    
High-rise apartment U U 0.24 A    
Mobile home U U U    
Don't know/not stated U U U    
Dwelling construction date
Before 1950 0.27 A 0.14 M 0.22 M 0.19 A
1950 – 1969 0.24 A 0.23 M 0.19 A 0.21 A
1970 – 1979 0.19 A 0.16 A 0.21 A 0.22 A
1980 – 1989 0.26 A 0.16 A 0.22 A 0.21 A
1990 – 1999 0.23 A 0.13 A 0.26 M 0.19 A
2000 – 2011 0.22 A 0.15 A 0.17 M 0.16 A
Heated area of dwelling excluding garage
56 square metres or less (600 square feet or less) U U U 0.90 A
56 to 93 square metres (601 to 1,000 square feet) 0.32 A 0.40 M 0.43 A 0.50 A
93 to 139 square metres (1,001 to 1,500 square feet) 0.32 A 0.21 A 0.23 A 0.36 A
139 to 186 square metres (1,501 to 2,000 square feet) 0.25 A 0.19 A 0.24 A 0.27 A
186 to 232 square metres (2,001 to 2,500 square feet) 0.20 A 0.14 A 0.21 A 0.22 A
232 or more square metres (2,501 or more square feet) 0.19 A 0.12 A 0.12 A 0.15 A
Occupation mode
Own 0.22 A 0.15 A 0.20 A 0.19 A
Rent 0.31 A 0.38 M 0.32 M 0.33 A
Number of people in the household
1 member 0.24 A 0.16 A 0.19 A 0.18 A
2 members 0.23 A 0.14 A 0.20 A 0.21 A
3 members 0.19 M 0.18 A 0.26 A 0.21 A
4 or more members 0.27 A 0.16 A 0.20 M 0.19 A
Not stated U U U 0.17 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 0.18 M 0.21 M U 0.19 A
Households with only 45 to 64 year old members 0.25 A 0.13 A 0.18 A 0.19 A
Households with only 65 + year old members 0.21 A 0.15 A 0.19 A 0.21 A
Households with adults and children 0 to 12 only 0.22 A 0.17 A 0.21 M 0.19 A
Households with adults and teens 13 to 19 only 0.30 A 0.16 A 0.23 M 0.21 A
Households with adults and members 0 to 12 and 13 to 19 0.24 A U U 0.19 A
Other compositions 0.22 A 0.16 A 0.19 A 0.19 A
Not stated U U U 0.17 A
Dwelling part of a condominium
Yes 0.26 M 0.15 A 0.27 A
No 0.28 A U 0.25 A
Valid skip 0.23 A 0.15 A 0.18 A 0.20 A
Don't know U
Not stated 0.21 A 0.21 M 0.29 M 0.17 A
Household income
Less than $20,000 0.25 M U U 0.22 A
$20,000 to less than $40,000 0.26 A 0.17 M 0.34 A 0.23 A
$40,000 to less than $60,000 0.26 A 0.16 A 0.22 A 0.24 A
$60,000 to less than $80,000 0.25 A 0.17 A 0.21 A 0.21 A
$80,000 to less than $100,000 0.24 A 0.12 A 0.15 M 0.20 A
$100,000 to less than $150,000 0.23 A 0.14 A 0.22 A 0.20 A
$150,000 and over 0.22 A 0.17 A 0.14 A 0.17 A
Not stated 0.21 A 0.18 A 0.22 A 0.16 A
Highest level of education ever completed by any member of the household
0 to 8 years or some secondary 0.26 M U U 0.29 A
Grade 11 to 13, graduate 0.27 A 0.17 A 0.15 M 0.19 A
Some postsecondary or postsecondary certificate or diploma 0.25 A 0.16 A 0.19 A 0.22 A
University 0.21 A 0.15 A 0.23 A 0.18 A
Not stated 0.23 A 0.22 M U 0.18 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