3.6 - ELECTRICITY INTENSITY PER HEATED AREA (EXCLUDING GARAGE)
  Gigajoules of electricity consumed per heated area (GJ/m2) by region Gigajoules of electricity consumed per heated area (GJ/m2) by type of dwelling
Manitoba / Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Single detached houses
Gigajoules per heated area 0.22 A 0.12 A 0.17 A 0.20 A
Type of dwelling
Single detached house 0.20 A 0.12 A 0.15 A    
Double/row house 0.24 M 0.10 A 0.19 A    
Low-rise apartment 0.30 M 0.11 A 0.18 A    
High-rise apartment 0.42 A - U 0.19 A    
Mobile home - U - U 0.21 A    
Don't know/Not stated 0.23 M 0.12 M 0.24 A    
Dwelling construction date
Before 1946 0.19 A - U 0.21 M 0.22 A
1946 – 1960 0.21 A 0.14 A 0.19 A 0.20 A
1961 – 1977 0.26 A 0.10 A 0.17 A 0.22 A
1978 – 1983 0.20 A 0.14 A 0.17 A 0.23 A
1984 – 1995 0.22 A 0.12 A 0.17 A 0.21 A
1996 – 2000 0.19 A 0.12 A 0.11 A 0.15 A
2001 - 2010 0.22 A 0.12 A 0.16 A 0.17 A
2011 or later 0.18 A 0.12 A 0.21 M 0.19 A
Heated area of dwelling excluding garage
56 square metres or less (600 square feet or less) - U - U 0.32 A 0.87 M
56 to 93 square metres (601 to 1,000 square feet) 0.44 M 0.19 A 0.26 A 0.46 A
93 to 139 square metres (1,001 to 1,500 square feet) 0.45 M 0.19 A 0.21 A 0.36 A
139 to 186 square metres (1,501 to 2,000 square feet) 0.22 A 0.13 A 0.21 A 0.28 A
186 to 232 square metres (2,001 to 2,500 square feet) 0.19 A 0.13 A 0.19 A 0.23 A
232 or more square metres (2,501 or more square feet) 0.17 A 0.10 A 0.12 A 0.16 A
Occupation mode
Own 0.20 A 0.11 A 0.16 A 0.20 A
Rent 0.49 M 0.20 A 0.22 A 0.33 A
Don't know/Not stated - U - U - U 0.23 A
Number of people in the household
1 member 0.19 A 0.08 A 0.16 A 0.19 A
2 members 0.23 A 0.12 A 0.16 A 0.21 A
3 members 0.19 A 0.12 A 0.19 A 0.20 A
4 or more members 0.23 A 0.15 A 0.16 A 0.20 A
Occupant demographics
Households with only 18 to 24 year old members - U - U - U - U
Households with only 25 to 44 year old members 0.24 M 0.09 M 0.23 A 0.20 A
Households with only 45 to 64 year old members 0.21 A 0.12 A 0.17 A 0.21 A
Households with only 65 + year old members 0.19 A 0.09 A 0.15 A 0.19 A
Households with adults and children 0 to 12 only 0.21 A 0.13 A 0.19 A 0.19 A
Households with adults and teens 13 to 19 only 0.24 A 0.15 A 0.16 A 0.21 A
Households with adults and members 0 to 12 and 13 to 19 0.20 A 0.18 A 0.18 A 0.22 A
Other compositions 0.25 A 0.11 A 0.16 A 0.21 A
Not stated - U - U - U - U
Dwelling part of a condominium
Yes 0.23 M 0.11 A 0.19 A - U
No 0.38 A 0.14 M 0.19 A - U
Valid skip 0.21 A 0.12 A 0.16 A 0.20 A
Don't know - U - U - U - U
Not stated 0.23 M 0.13 M 0.23 A - U
Household income
Less than $20,000 0.18 M - U 0.18 A 0.24 A
$20,000 to less than $40,000 0.22 A 0.11 A 0.18 A 0.22 A
$40,000 to less than $60,000 0.17 A 0.11 A 0.19 A 0.22 A
$60,000 to less than $80,000 0.24 A 0.11 A 0.20 A 0.22 A
$80,000 to less than $100,000 0.27 M 0.13 A 0.17 A 0.23 A
$100,000 to less than $150,000 0.21 A 0.11 A 0.16 A 0.20 A
$150,000 and over 0.20 A 0.12 A 0.15 A 0.18 A
Not stated 0.24 A 0.13 A 0.15 A 0.17 A
Highest level of education ever completed by any member of the household
0 to 8 years or some secondary - U - U 0.16 M 0.23 A
Grade 11 to 13, graduate 0.22 A 0.11 A 0.17 A 0.19 A
Some postsecondary or postsecondary certificate or diploma 0.25 A 0.13 A 0.20 A 0.24 A
University 0.21 A 0.12 A 0.16 A 0.20 A
Not stated - U - U - U 0.19 A

Legend:

The letter beside each estimate classifies its quality as follows: A–Acceptable, M–Use with caution, U–Too unreliable to be published.

Notes:

Valid skips indicate households that do not live in row or terrace houses, low-rise apartments, or high-rise apartments.
Due to rounding, the numbers may not add up and may differ slightly among tables.

Source:

2015 Survey of Household Energy Use