1.1 - GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
  Number of households by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Number of households 14,173,807 A 997,326 A 3,561,285 A 5,280,396 A
Type of dwelling
Single detached house 8,158,540 A 756,285 A 1,718,175 A 3,103,667 A
Double/row house 1,923,467 A 72,654 A 566,899 A 807,806 A
Low-rise apartment 1,987,476 A 88,285 A 910,407 A 317,869 A
High-rise apartment 1,266,074 A - U 230,621 M 715,301 A
Mobile home 109,897 M - U - U - U
Don't know/Not stated 728,353 A 38,018 M 119,432 M 327,332 A
Dwelling construction date
Before 1946 1,447,924 A 113,253 A 439,646 A 667,189 A
1946 – 1960 1,864,233 A 104,765 A 449,577 A 774,932 A
1961 – 1977 3,001,371 A 214,580 A 802,569 A 1,059,882 A
1978 – 1983 1,442,460 A 107,253 A 386,675 A 522,795 A
1984 – 1995 2,780,424 A 219,330 A 804,102 A 909,940 A
1996 – 2000 935,077 A 63,684 A 118,641 A 395,058 A
2001 - 2010 2,077,149 A 138,535 A 404,732 A 768,446 A
2011 or later 625,168 A 35,926 M 155,343 M 182,155 M
Occupation mode
Own 10,415,315 A 803,714 A 2,374,888 A 3,879,062 A
Rent 3,210,044 A 166,699 A 1,005,875 A 1,160,253 A
Don't know/Not stated 548,448 A 26,913 M 180,522 M 241,081 M
Number of people in the household
1 member 3,938,515 A 274,073 A 1,177,588 A 1,303,732 A
2 members 4,853,239 A 398,701 A 1,229,012 A 1,696,316 A
3 members 2,139,792 A 181,613 A 512,423 A 813,035 A
4 or more members 3,242,262 A 142,938 A 642,263 A 1,467,313 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 1,360,852 A 76,068 M 380,597 A 407,771 A
Households with only 45 to 64 year old members 2,860,069 A 254,950 A 765,815 A 935,683 A
Households with only 65 + year old members 3,234,667 A 236,594 A 921,910 A 1,110,620 A
Households with adults and children 0 to 12 only 2,179,997 A 127,222 A 485,596 A 910,606 A
Households with adults and teens 13 to 19 only 1,480,270 A 76,774 A 298,725 A 621,891 A
Households with adults and members 0 to 12 and 13 to 19 674,330 A 34,548 M 157,706 A 280,352 A
Other compositions 2,320,431 A 183,818 A 537,055 A 989,568 A
Not stated - U - U - - - U
Dwelling part of a condominium
Yes 1,480,655 A - U 357,809 A 511,995 A
No 2,455,643 A 106,269 A 867,109 A 926,392 A
Valid skip 9,383,977 A 824,779 A 2,185,280 A 3,490,307 A
Don't know - U - U - U - U
Not stated 787,936 A 38,018 M 137,792 M 336,698 A
Household income
Less than $20,000 833,722 A 60,269 A 243,933 A 333,309 M
$20,000 to less than $40,000 1,996,133 A 167,809 A 680,762 A 564,979 A
$40,000 to less than $60,000 1,940,268 A 152,594 A 572,196 A 659,232 A
$60,000 to less than $80,000 1,840,686 A 103,871 A 566,836 A 700,552 A
$80,000 to less than $100,000 1,235,146 A 72,684 A 333,568 A 365,064 A
$100,000 to less than $150,000 2,274,499 A 158,398 A 556,741 A 849,296 A
$150,000 and over 1,930,374 A 90,474 A 300,614 A 866,113 A
Not stated 2,122,979 A 191,227 A 306,636 A 941,850 A
Highest level of education ever completed by any member of the household
0 to 8 years or some secondary 627,567 A 60,200 M 237,716 A 223,113 A
Grade 11 to 13, graduate 2,588,151 A 202,743 A 588,624 A 1,027,964 A
Some postsecondary or postsecondary certificate or diploma 1,748,096 A 160,676 A 624,910 A 337,242 A
University 9,076,583 A 560,664 A 2,086,536 A 3,640,550 A
Not stated 133,410 M - U - U 51,528 M
Households with someone home all day on an average weekday
Yes 9,785,371 A 679,922 A 2,507,951 A 3,699,537 A
No 3,918,148 A 296,938 A 902,245 A 1,422,499 A
Don't know/Not stated 470,288 A 20,467 M 151,089 M 158,360 M
Complete weeks with no one home
Zero 6,981,644 A 560,183 A 1,609,569 A 2,700,006 A
One to two 2,661,051 A 150,687 A 703,116 A 1,007,648 A
Three to four 875,922 A 64,770 M 210,069 M 259,443 A
More than four 2,327,859 A 146,335 A 656,804 A 822,625 A
Don't know 1,126,185 A 67,556 M 321,850 A 429,260 M
Not stated 201,147 M - U 59,877 M - U
How long have you lived in the dwelling?
5 years or less 4,665,628 A 272,552 A 1,209,670 A 1,761,787 A
6 to 10 years 2,701,002 A 186,119 A 601,426 A 913,264 A
11 to 20 years 3,516,603 A 214,815 A 752,406 A 1,394,466 A
21 to 30 years 1,657,629 A 147,227 A 471,255 A 648,087 A
More than 30 years 1,586,403 A 171,692 A 526,527 A 537,374 A
Don't know - U - U - - - U
Not stated - U - - - - - -

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