2.1 - ENERGY PROFILE
  Number of households by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Main heating energy source
Electricity 5,726,510 A 602,691 A 2,970,767 A 960,396 A
Natural gas 6,301,825 A - U 167,413 M 3,471,170 A
Heating oil 474,188 A 225,587 A 88,680 M 122,888 M
Wood 345,422 A 76,277 A 175,816 A 39,118 M
Propane 133,252 A - U - U 92,458 A
Other 19,458 M - U - U - U
Dual source 456,023 A 32,255 M 100,181 M 211,030 M
Don't know 513,329 A - U - U 258,588 A
Not stated 203,799 M - U - U - U
Type of energy source used by household
Electricity 14,173,807 A 997,326 A 3,561,285 A 5,280,396 A
Natural gas 7,546,527 A 22,474 M 284,157 A 3,915,541 A
Heating oil 747,702 A 321,329 A 231,318 A 147,399 M
Wood 1,647,473 A 248,415 A 597,663 A 471,247 A
Propane 509,367 A 138,072 A 171,131 A 139,965 A
Solar or wind power - U - U - U - U
Other 110,558 M 16,893 M - U - U

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

Source:

2015 Survey of Household Energy Use