3.2 - ENERGY INTENSITY PER HOUSEHOLD
  Gigajoules of energy consumed per household (GJ/household) by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Gigajoules per household 99.6 A 109.4 A 88.2 A 104.1 A
Type of dwelling
Single detached house 124.3 A 122.7 A 121.0 A 128.5 A
Double/row house 86.6 A 80.4 A 78.0 A 90.4 A
Low-rise apartment 47.1 A 53.5 A 44.0 A 53.8 A
High-rise apartment 37.6 A - U 40.7 A 33.0 A
Mobile home 89.4 A 59.6 M - U - U
Don't know/Not stated 109.8 A 91.0 A 93.8 A 111.6 A
Dwelling construction date
Before 1946 104.2 A 118.8 A 86.1 A 111.9 A
1946 – 1960 104.0 A 98.6 A 89.1 A 108.3 A
1961 – 1977 91.0 A 97.1 A 86.7 A 87.1 A
1978 – 1983 105.8 A - U 90.0 A 96.4 A
1984 – 1995 102.3 A 95.0 A 86.8 A 116.7 A
1996 – 2000 113.7 A 92.1 A 130.4 M 108.0 A
2001 - 2010 94.7 A 85.7 A 88.0 A 106.8 A
2011 or later 85.6 A 82.2 A 70.3 A 95.9 A
Heated area of dwelling excluding garage
56 square metres or less (600 square feet or less) 38.6 A 63.5 A 40.2 A 27.7 A
56 to 93 square metres (601 to 1,000 square feet) 57.1 A 72.4 A 47.2 A 56.8 A
93 to 139 square metres (1,001 to 1,500 square feet) 75.5 A 77.5 A 68.4 A 84.5 A
139 to 186 square metres (1,501 to 2,000 square feet) 102.7 A 94.0 A 94.0 A 109.0 A
186 to 232 square metres (2,001 to 2,500 square feet) 121.4 A - U 119.4 A 110.7 A
232 or more square metres (2,501 or more square feet) 126.2 A 112.3 A 117.7 A 131.7 A
Occupation mode
Own 114.4 A 119.0 A 108.2 A 120.0 A
Rent 58.4 A 68.3 A 46.6 A 61.3 A
Don't know/Not stated 60.6 A 77.9 A 56.6 A 54.0 M
Number of people in the household
1 member 60.5 A 65.9 A 55.1 A 58.9 A
2 members 109.0 A 138.0 M 94.9 A 112.1 A
3 members 115.5 A 106.1 A 103.9 A 121.7 A
4 or more members 122.6 A 117.6 A 123.7 A 125.2 A
Occupant demographics
Households with only 18 to 24 year old members 98.0 M - U - U - U
Households with only 25 to 44 year old members 63.1 A 63.4 A 53.2 A 69.3 A
Households with only 45 to 64 year old members 94.4 A 142.3 M 84.5 A 83.7 A
Households with only 65 + year old members 82.8 A 87.7 A 69.9 A 89.4 A
Households with adults and children 0 to 12 only 107.3 A 97.2 A 96.9 A 112.6 A
Households with adults and teens 13 to 19 only 127.1 A 125.4 A 118.8 A 132.9 A
Households with adults and members 0 to 12 and 13 to 19 122.2 A 117.8 A 126.6 A 116.9 A
Other compositions 119.6 A 112.6 A 110.9 A 126.1 A
Not stated - U - U - U - U
Dwelling part of a condominium
Yes 58.6 A - U 52.6 A 64.8 A
No 46.6 A 52.6 A 44.8 A 45.1 A
Valid skip 119.9 A 119.4 A 111.9 A 125.0 A
Don't know - U - U - U - U
Not stated 103.5 A 91.0 A 83.3 M 109.7 A
Household income
Less than $20,000 58.9 A 78.4 A 54.9 A 62.6 A
$20,000 to less than $40,000 77.2 A 86.6 A 64.3 A 87.2 A
$40,000 to less than $60,000 82.6 A 92.1 A 81.8 A 81.4 A
$60,000 to less than $80,000 104.9 A - U 90.8 A 101.5 A
$80,000 to less than $100,000 107.0 A 102.0 A 98.9 A 118.8 A
$100,000 to less than $150,000 116.2 A 106.9 A 104.0 A 123.4 A
$150,000 and over 127.1 A 103.3 A 130.7 A 126.7 A
Not stated 100.5 A 91.7 A 93.0 A 102.8 A
Highest level of education ever completed by any member of the household
0 to 8 years or some secondary 73.9 A 83.1 A 63.0 A 72.5 A
Grade 11 to 13, graduate 89.1 A 89.1 A 82.1 A 95.3 A
Some postsecondary or postsecondary certificate or diploma 95.8 A 104.3 A 86.7 A 97.1 A
University 104.3 A 120.8 M 92.9 A 108.3 A
Not stated 149.8 A - U - U 164.7 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