10.1 - REFRIGERATOR
  Number of households by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Households with a refrigerator
One 8,901,954 A 734,048 A 2,233,984 A 3,238,290 A
Two 4,137,689 A 204,142 A 999,936 A 1,628,056 A
Three or more 234,067 A U U 126,547 M
No U U
Don't know U U U
Not stated 311,025 M U U 67,959 M
Age of the main refrigerator
5 years or less 5,133,352 A 330,463 A 1,386,518 A 1,878,114 A
6 to 10 years 4,072,784 A 304,821 A 1,000,081 A 1,559,294 A
11 to 15 years 1,989,831 A 123,079 A 555,811 A 795,062 A
16 to 20 years 888,076 A 86,449 M 229,334 M 243,735 M
21 to 25 years 226,287 A U U 87,797 M
26 years or more 179,840 M U U U
Don't know 1,001,043 A 92,194 A U 386,856 A
Not stated 104,939 M U U U
Household with an ENERGY STAR® main refrigerator
Yes 6,435,600 A 439,833 A 1,691,813 A 2,366,443 A
No 3,041,934 A 201,405 A 833,600 A 1,073,669 A
Don't know 2,633,883 A 226,992 A 416,239 A 1,166,086 A
Not stated 1,484,734 A 111,675 A 441,593 A 457,281 A
Age of the secondary refrigerator
5 years or less 1,369,788 A 74,605 M 216,668 M 574,787 A
6 to 10 years 1,098,705 A 63,659 A 257,360 M 496,318 A
11 to 15 years 855,004 A 26,745 M 255,515 A 342,105 A
16 to 20 years 402,582 A 24,431 M 105,121 M 108,509 M
21 to 25 years 267,014 A U 81,447 M 97,272 M
26 years or more 249,799 A U 118,616 M 69,974 M
Don't know 164,933 M U U 68,130 M
Not stated 289,344 M U U 68,093 M
Household with an ENERGY STAR® secondary refrigerator
Yes 1,443,941 A 68,765 M 266,968 M 664,232 A
No 1,688,391 A 81,411 A 493,147 A 601,136 A
Don't know 768,779 A 52,327 M 136,797 M 327,988 A
Not stated 796,056 A 43,354 M 255,320 M 231,832 A
What was done with the previous refrigerator when it was replaced with the current one?
No old refrigerator - current one is original/first 4,316,435 A 196,346 A 1,156,043 A 1,491,026 A
Disposed of refrigerator 3,663,385 A 372,263 A 717,020 A 1,636,976 A
Kept it at home and plugged in all year 714,019 A 36,550 M 244,289 M 216,630 M
Kept it at home/plugged it in when needed 238,949 M U U 65,217 M
Resold 1,068,103 A 119,652 A 277,159 A 367,114 A
Other 1,756,909 A 90,081 A 495,644 A 671,235 A
Don't know 1,223,262 A 102,845 A U 465,159 A
Not stated 615,088 A 42,989 M 319,506 A 150,121 M

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