3.5 - ELECTRICITY INTENSITY PER HOUSEHOLD (EXCLUDING GARAGE)
  Gigajoules of electricity consumed per household (GJ/household) by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Gigajoules per household 42.0 A 53.8 A 67.5 A 31.3 A
Type of dwelling
Single detached house 47.8 A 56.7 A 84.9 A 34.8 A
Double/row house 41.1 A 57.6 A 70.0 A 27.1 A
Low-rise apartment 29.7 A 27.5 A 40.2 A 30.6 A
High-rise apartment 23.5 A - U 37.5 A 19.0 M
Mobile home 33.1 A 44.0 M - U - U
Don't know/Not stated 45.7 A 59.6 A 73.0 A 35.8 A
Dwelling construction date
Before 1946 43.8 A 40.8 A 68.8 A 31.2 A
1946 – 1960 39.9 A 44.2 A 66.1 A 29.8 A
1961 – 1977 40.4 A 47.9 A 67.9 A 28.0 A
1978 – 1983 45.6 A 59.8 A 73.1 A 32.2 A
1984 – 1995 45.0 A 62.8 A 64.7 A 34.5 A
1996 – 2000 38.9 A 48.7 A 72.6 A 34.4 A
2001 - 2010 39.6 A 60.2 A 66.6 A 31.5 A
2011 or later 41.5 A 69.5 A 65.4 A 30.6 A
Heated area of dwelling excluding garage
56 square metres or less (600 square feet or less) 23.7 A 41.8 A 34.1 A 20.8 A
56 to 93 square metres (601 to 1,000 square feet) 29.4 A 41.5 A 40.8 A 24.2 A
93 to 139 square metres (1,001 to 1,500 square feet) 38.5 A 43.7 A 57.5 A 29.1 A
139 to 186 square metres (1,501 to 2,000 square feet) 43.8 A 53.8 A 70.5 A 30.8 A
186 to 232 square metres (2,001 to 2,500 square feet) 45.0 A 57.2 A 79.9 A 29.3 A
232 or more square metres (2,501 or more square feet) 49.8 A 63.6 A 92.3 A 37.5 A
Occupation mode
Own 45.7 A 56.5 A 79.3 A 33.4 A
Rent 31.3 A 42.6 A 42.7 A 26.2 A
Don't know/Not stated 33.8 A 44.0 A 51.4 A 22.5 A
Number of people in the household
1 member 27.3 A 36.6 A 44.3 A 18.3 A
2 members 45.8 A 55.3 A 73.9 A 34.0 A
3 members 47.0 A 61.9 A 73.8 A 35.2 A
4 or more members 50.6 A 72.3 A 92.8 A 37.6 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 29.8 A 41.7 A 44.5 A 22.9 A
Households with only 45 to 64 year old members 39.2 A 50.6 A 61.8 A 27.2 A
Households with only 65 + year old members 35.4 A 42.6 A 56.7 A 25.0 A
Households with adults and children 0 to 12 only 46.0 A 71.4 A 74.3 A 34.7 A
Households with adults and teens 13 to 19 only 49.3 A 63.9 A 92.1 A 36.6 A
Households with adults and members 0 to 12 and 13 to 19 53.1 A 70.2 A 93.2 A 35.3 A
Other compositions 49.4 A 58.5 A 80.3 A 38.3 A
Not stated - U - U - U - U
Dwelling part of a condominium
Yes 28.6 A - U 46.8 A 26.9 A
No 28.2 A 28.9 A 41.3 A 21.2 A
Valid skip 47.6 A 56.8 A 81.7 A 34.2 A
Don't know - U - U - U - U
Not stated 43.9 A 59.6 A 65.3 M 35.2 A
Household income
Less than $20,000 33.6 A 43.0 A 45.9 A 31.7 A
$20,000 to less than $40,000 33.2 A 42.1 A 48.5 A 23.7 A
$40,000 to less than $60,000 39.2 A 52.4 A 64.1 A 26.0 A
$60,000 to less than $80,000 41.3 A 56.1 A 62.5 A 28.2 A
$80,000 to less than $100,000 45.6 A 61.5 A 74.6 A 31.9 A
$100,000 to less than $150,000 48.5 A 60.5 A 82.9 A 35.0 A
$150,000 and over 51.0 A 72.7 A 105.9 A 39.0 A
Not stated 39.1 A 50.0 A 69.3 A 31.0 A
Highest level of education ever completed by any member of the household
0 to 8 years or some secondary 37.5 A 45.4 A 46.6 A 28.3 A
Grade 11 to 13, graduate 37.4 A 45.5 A 60.3 A 29.1 A
Some postsecondary or postsecondary certificate or diploma 45.6 A 54.7 A 65.6 A 27.1 A
University 42.9 A 57.7 A 72.5 A 32.3 A
Not stated 41.5 A - U - U 41.1 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