3.4 - ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION BY HOUSEHOLDS
  Gigajoules of electricity consumed by households (GJ) by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Gigajoules per household 594,615,830 A 53,659,822 A 240,444,278 A 165,220,225 A
Type of dwelling
Single detached house 390,030,644 A 42,873,203 A 145,904,708 A 108,114,941 A
Double/row house 78,961,211 A 4,183,746 M 39,693,948 A 21,901,453 A
Low-rise apartment 58,933,056 A 2,430,934 M 36,591,751 A 9,716,756 M
High-rise apartment 29,732,211 A - U 8,639,656 M 13,592,206 M
Mobile home 3,639,572 A 791,971 M - U - U
Don't know/Not stated 33,319,136 A 2,266,028 M 8,720,468 M 11,728,879 M
Dwelling construction date
Before 1946 63,415,043 A 4,625,292 A 30,263,918 A 20,826,490 A
1946 – 1960 74,430,822 A 4,631,188 A 29,704,828 A 23,131,243 A
1961 – 1977 121,289,259 A 10,288,098 A 54,468,980 A 29,675,217 A
1978 – 1983 65,845,352 A 6,414,460 A 28,282,983 A 16,833,214 A
1984 – 1995 125,038,995 A 13,764,916 A 51,999,201 A 31,358,938 A
1996 – 2000 36,370,532 A 3,101,322 M 8,613,213 A 13,583,602 M
2001 - 2010 82,310,312 A 8,336,308 A 26,953,675 A 24,243,364 A
2011 or later 25,915,515 A 2,498,239 M 10,157,479 M 5,568,158 M
Heated area of dwelling excluding garage
56 square metres or less (600 square feet or less) 19,783,147 A 1,804,587 M 8,427,560 A 6,023,771 M
56 to 93 square metres (601 to 1,000 square feet) 58,390,902 A 4,647,688 A 24,454,279 A 14,393,625 M
93 to 139 square metres (1,001 to 1,500 square feet) 71,840,652 A 6,966,133 A 32,200,156 A 16,343,751 A
139 to 186 square metres (1,501 to 2,000 square feet) 110,584,411 A 10,522,984 A 50,642,119 A 30,408,662 A
186 to 232 square metres (2,001 to 2,500 square feet) 120,120,474 A 11,291,425 A 50,173,128 A 30,967,966 A
232 or more square metres (2,501 or more square feet) 213,896,244 A 18,427,006 A 74,547,035 A 67,082,451 A
Occupation mode
Own 475,598,373 A 45,374,696 A 188,248,426 A 129,369,709 A
Rent 100,486,516 A 7,101,587 A 42,922,657 A 30,432,680 A
Don't know/Not stated 18,530,941 A 1,183,539 M 9,273,195 M 5,417,836 M
Number of people in the household
1 member 107,635,238 A 10,039,693 A 52,108,700 A 23,884,053 A
2 members 222,485,670 A 22,038,056 A 90,866,335 A 57,595,768 A
3 members 100,564,491 A 11,250,869 A 37,835,218 A 28,591,102 A
4 or more members 163,930,431 A 10,331,204 A 59,634,026 A 55,149,302 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 40,500,053 A 3,173,710 M 16,934,827 A 9,318,201 M
Households with only 45 to 64 year old members 112,002,993 A 12,896,996 A 47,296,557 A 25,480,935 A
Households with only 65 + year old members 114,618,911 A 10,070,081 A 52,277,090 A 27,761,318 A
Households with adults and children 0 to 12 only 100,176,852 A 9,088,836 A 36,063,629 A 31,582,020 A
Households with adults and teens 13 to 19 only 72,943,609 A 4,903,490 A 27,506,019 A 22,732,126 A
Households with adults and members 0 to 12 and 13 to 19 35,836,158 A 2,423,802 M 14,694,502 A 9,887,704 A
Other compositions 114,626,574 A 10,747,274 A 43,133,607 A 37,889,046 A
Not stated - U - U - U - U
Dwelling part of a condominium
Yes 42,315,730 A - U 16,757,345 A 13,768,473 M
No 69,292,715 A 3,070,662 M 35,837,137 A 19,676,069 A
Valid skip 446,237,596 A 46,857,627 A 178,431,438 A 119,485,223 A
Don't know - U - U - U - U
Not stated 34,568,086 A 2,266,028 M 8,993,652 M 11,836,114 M
Household income
Less than $20,000 28,012,147 A 2,591,237 M 11,199,088 M 10,551,046 M
$20,000 to less than $40,000 66,224,164 A 7,072,158 A 33,048,683 A 13,398,418 A
$40,000 to less than $60,000 76,059,109 A 7,989,339 A 36,664,383 A 17,161,244 A
$60,000 to less than $80,000 76,076,249 A 5,829,235 A 35,443,175 A 19,749,425 A
$80,000 to less than $100,000 56,265,833 A 4,467,325 A 24,890,802 A 11,650,362 A
$100,000 to less than $150,000 110,392,115 A 9,575,943 A 46,132,234 A 29,729,854 A
$150,000 and over 98,534,678 A 6,577,531 A 31,822,117 A 33,796,201 A
Not stated 83,051,537 A 9,557,054 A 21,243,796 A 29,183,675 A
Highest level of education ever completed by any member of the household
0 to 8 years or some secondary 23,510,976 A 2,735,429 M 11,073,115 A 6,315,560 M
Grade 11 to 13, graduate 96,878,020 A 9,231,923 A 35,500,149 A 29,937,716 A
Some postsecondary or postsecondary certificate or diploma 79,669,042 A 8,795,910 A 40,999,742 A 9,153,136 A
University 389,016,753 A 32,358,608 A 151,358,172 A 117,697,517 A
Not stated 5,541,039 M - U - U 2,116,297 M

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