Residential Sector
Nova Scotia
Table 14: Total Households by Building Type and Energy Source
  1990   1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Total Households (thousands) 314.6   355.9 359.5 362.6 366.6 370.6 374.0 377.0 379.6

Households by Building Type (thousands)
Single Detached 214.1   241.2 243.5 245.6 248.2 250.8 253.0 254.9 256.6
Single Attached 18.3   22.2 22.6 22.9 23.3 23.7 24.1 24.4 24.7
Apartments 68.6   78.0 78.9 79.6 80.5 81.4 82.2 82.9 83.5
Mobile Homes 13.6   14.5 14.5 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.7

Shares (%)
Single Detached 68.0   67.8 67.7 67.7 67.7 67.7 67.6 67.6 67.6
Single Attached 5.8   6.2 6.3 6.3 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.5
Apartments 21.8   21.9 21.9 21.9 22.0 22.0 22.0 22.0 22.0
Mobile Homes 4.3   4.1 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.9

Households by Energy Source (thousands)
Electricity 72.5   89.3 91.3 93.1 92.1 92.8 94.6 94.8 96.1
Natural Gas 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heating Oil 191.1   213.1 214.1 216.5 220.8 223.5 224.7 226.5 227.7
Other1 9.9   7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3
Wood 41.2   46.2 46.9 45.8 46.4 47.0 47.4 48.4 48.5

Shares (%)
Electricity 23.0   25.1 25.4 25.7 25.1 25.0 25.3 25.2 25.3
Natural Gas 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heating Oil 60.7   59.9 59.5 59.7 60.2 60.3 60.1 60.1 60.0
Other1 3.1   2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.9
Wood 13.1   13.0 13.0 12.6 12.6 12.7 12.7 12.8 12.8

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.