2.1 - ENERGY PROFILE
  Number of households by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario Manitoba / Saskatchewan
Main heating energy source
Electricity 5,141,458 A 455,295 A 2,708,295 A 815,422 A 252,893 A
Natural gas 5,815,920 A U 130,043 M 3,317,817 A 506,960 A
Heating oil 765,997 A 281,207 A 252,086 M 192,587 A U
Wood 398,173 A 143,592 A 118,791 M 69,208 M U
Propane 126,937 M U U 60,027 M U
Other U U U U U
Dual source 381,723 A 54,891 A 98,756 M 108,528 M U
Don't know 490,869 A U U 328,697 M U
Not stated 422,214 M U U 143,261 M U
Type of energy source used by household
Electricity 13,599,121 A 979,905 A 3,386,215 A 5,063,479 A 889,272 A
Natural gas 7,100,337 A U 278,631 A 3,809,965 A 617,375 A
Heating oil 1,072,171 A 395,239 A 372,883 A 246,905 A U
Wood 1,741,904 A 312,739 A 661,647 A 460,522 A 57,175 M
Propane 494,949 A 78,607 A 155,989 M 157,398 M U
Solar or wind power 67,496 M U U U
Other 98,056 M 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