3.4 - ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION BY HOUSEHOLDS
  Gigajoules of electricity consumed by households (GJ) by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Gigajoules 544,660,387 A 43,963,464 A 199,861,358 A 149,838,542 A
Type of dwelling
Single detached house 381,471,387 A 33,661,782 A 131,094,438 A 113,464,460 A
Double/row house 65,472,206 A 3,734,287 M 31,445,539 A 13,796,848 A
Low-rise apartment 54,252,342 A 4,059,192 M 30,133,945 A 8,513,497 A
High-rise apartment 21,222,681 A U 4,684,781 M 10,076,825 M
Mobile home 5,424,374 M U U U
Don't know/not stated 16,817,397 M U U 2,894,520 M
Dwelling construction date
Before 1950 53,814,403 A 5,541,617 A 15,967,278 A 19,570,255 A
1950 – 1969 99,019,029 A 7,502,191 A 36,778,706 A 26,441,431 A
1970 – 1979 113,258,827 A 8,913,576 A 49,331,062 A 27,911,105 A
1980 – 1989 102,635,669 A 8,098,454 A 41,828,555 A 27,828,183 A
1990 – 1999 85,753,170 A 7,677,370 A 29,460,500 A 21,005,247 A
2000 – 2011 90,179,290 A 6,230,256 A 26,495,256 A 27,082,321 A
Heated area of dwelling excluding garage
56 square metres or less (600 square feet or less) 24,627,059 A U 13,248,084 M 5,248,544 M
56 to 93 square metres (601 to 1,000 square feet) 62,966,580 A 4,846,076 A 21,054,269 A 8,991,364 A
93 to 139 square metres (1,001 to 1,500 square feet) 68,814,519 A 5,980,338 A 31,541,971 A 14,265,284 A
139 to 186 square metres (1,501 to 2,000 square feet) 100,933,117 A 7,948,707 A 42,604,155 A 25,111,879 A
186 to 232 square metres (2,001 to 2,500 square feet) 104,841,755 A 8,538,581 A 45,970,890 A 23,087,296 A
232 or more square metres (2,501 or more square feet) 182,477,357 A 16,043,299 A 45,441,990 A 73,134,174 A
Occupation mode
Own 438,201,199 A 35,842,364 A 149,205,722 A 127,824,404 A
Rent 106,459,188 A 8,121,100 A 50,655,637 A 22,014,138 A
Number of people in the household
1 member 94,370,851 A 8,027,399 A 39,691,088 A 23,293,828 A
2 members 181,335,730 A 16,620,438 A 72,986,874 A 46,334,145 A
3 members 87,913,114 A 9,267,927 A 30,545,855 A 25,600,191 A
4 or more members 149,071,086 A 8,706,817 A 49,269,445 A 48,346,419 A
Not stated 31,969,606 A U U 6,263,959 M
Occupant demographics
Households with only 18 to 24 year old members U U U U
Households with only 25 to 44 year old members 37,997,507 A 1,904,615 M 15,773,483 M 8,090,536 M
Households with only 45 to 64 year old members 105,674,760 A 11,100,891 A 41,599,345 A 26,517,209 A
Households with only 65 + year old members 72,433,718 A 7,283,363 A 28,590,753 A 18,028,165 A
Households with adults and children 0 to 12 only 94,758,851 A 5,680,970 A 32,187,555 A 27,705,760 A
Households with adults and teens 13 to 19 only 69,098,764 A 5,099,666 A 25,696,513 A 18,888,062 A
Households with adults and members 0 to 12 and 13 to 19 26,326,344 A 2,386,049 M 9,649,972 M 7,662,962 M
Other compositions 103,726,202 A 9,160,676 A 38,051,549 A 36,035,575 A
Not stated 31,969,606 A U U 6,263,959 M
Dwelling part of a condominium
Yes 29,673,959 A U 7,486,191 M 7,198,250 A
No 66,857,828 A 4,036,335 M 34,071,300 A 17,851,880 A
Valid skip 402,736,676 A 36,804,452 A 148,597,976 A 115,454,006 A
Don't know U U
Not stated 44,611,369 A 2,406,830 M 9,705,892 M 9,131,382 M
Household income
Less than $20,000 24,869,970 A 4,271,026 A 11,446,509 M 5,685,010 A
$20,000 to less than $40,000 73,571,647 A 5,695,663 A 34,652,589 A 14,191,310 A
$40,000 to less than $60,000 72,158,412 A 5,348,169 A 34,658,424 A 15,792,277 A
$60,000 to less than $80,000 69,851,666 A 6,763,876 A 30,102,522 A 17,274,596 A
$80,000 to less than $100,000 52,395,483 A 3,498,597 A 20,268,140 A 12,678,022 A
$100,000 to less than $150,000 76,823,077 A 6,593,774 A 25,923,909 A 21,782,982 A
$150,000 and over 63,622,999 A 3,130,455 A 18,288,531 M 22,440,218 A
Not stated 111,367,133 A 8,661,903 A 24,520,735 A 39,994,127 A
Highest level of education ever completed by any member of the household
0 to 8 years or some secondary 34,880,896 A 4,105,497 M 21,974,621 M 5,101,050 M
Grade 11 to 13, graduate 62,655,487 A 6,533,643 A 20,013,185 A 17,102,142 A
Some postsecondary or postsecondary certificate or diploma 138,342,342 A 13,701,262 A 67,015,627 A 31,080,608 A
University 269,576,954 A 17,869,652 A 79,762,944 A 88,920,377 A
Not stated 39,204,708 A 1,753,411 M 11,094,981 M 7,634,365 M

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