Residential Sector
British Columbia and Territories1
Table 28: Water Heater Stock by Building Type and Energy Source
  1990   1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Total Water Heater Stock (thousands) 1,298.7   1,623.6 1,641.2 1,653.7 1,671.7 1,692.2 1,717.5 1,747.9 1,779.7

Water Heater Stock by Building Type (thousands)
Single Detached 759.0   883.8 891.8 897.7 904.4 912.6 921.8 931.4 943.0
Single Attached 112.3   168.8 174.0 176.5 179.5 184.2 189.6 195.7 202.0
Apartments 374.2   509.8 513.5 517.4 525.2 532.2 542.2 556.3 569.4
Mobile Homes 53.2   61.3 61.8 62.2 62.6 63.2 63.9 64.5 65.3

Shares (%)
Single Detached 58.4   54.4 54.3 54.3 54.1 53.9 53.7 53.3 53.0
Single Attached 8.6   10.4 10.6 10.7 10.7 10.9 11.0 11.2 11.3
Apartments 28.8   31.4 31.3 31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6 31.8 32.0
Mobile Homes 4.1   3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7

Water Heater Stock by Energy Source (thousands)
Electricity 591.7   679.9 678.4 676.9 669.2 659.8 654.5 660.7 669.5
Natural Gas 641.3   890.2 910.5 923.9 948.2 979.3 1,010.0 1,034.7 1,058.1
Heating Oil 52.3   32.4 31.6 32.7 33.3 33.0 33.3 33.0 33.3
Steam 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other1 10.3   9.1 8.0 7.8 8.1 7.8 7.6 7.5 7.3
Wood 3.2   11.9 12.7 12.4 12.9 12.3 12.1 11.9 11.6

Shares (%)
Electricity 45.6   41.9 41.3 40.9 40.0 39.0 38.1 37.8 37.6
Natural Gas 49.4   54.8 55.5 55.9 56.7 57.9 58.8 59.2 59.5
Heating Oil 4.0   2.0 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.9
Steam 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other1 0.8   0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4
Wood 0.2   0.7 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.