3.6 - ELECTRICITY INTENSITY PER HEATED AREA (EXCLUDING GARAGE)
  Gigajoules of electricity consumed per heated area (GJ/m2) by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Gigajoules per heated area 0.22 A 0.27 A 0.39 A 0.15 A
Type of dwelling
Single detached house 0.20 A 0.26 A 0.38 A 0.14 A
Double/row house 0.23 A 0.36 A 0.41 A 0.15 A
Low-rise apartment 0.30 A 0.28 A 0.38 A 0.32 A
High-rise apartment 0.24 A - U 0.36 A 0.18 M
Mobile home 0.29 A 0.39 M - U - U
Don't know/Not stated 0.21 A 0.30 A 0.41 A 0.16 A
Dwelling construction date
Before 1946 0.24 A 0.23 A 0.39 A 0.17 A
1946 – 1960 0.21 A 0.24 A 0.36 A 0.15 A
1961 – 1977 0.22 A 0.24 A 0.39 A 0.16 A
1978 – 1983 0.24 A 0.32 A 0.39 A 0.16 A
1984 – 1995 0.23 A 0.31 A 0.42 A 0.15 A
1996 – 2000 0.17 A 0.26 A 0.38 A 0.16 M
2001 - 2010 0.18 A 0.28 A 0.36 A 0.12 A
2011 or later 0.22 A 0.36 A 0.36 A 0.14 A
Heated area of dwelling excluding garage
56 square metres or less (600 square feet or less) 0.47 A 0.83 A 0.69 A 0.40 A
56 to 93 square metres (601 to 1,000 square feet) 0.36 A 0.49 A 0.50 A 0.30 A
93 to 139 square metres (1,001 to 1,500 square feet) 0.33 A 0.37 A 0.50 A 0.25 A
139 to 186 square metres (1,501 to 2,000 square feet) 0.26 A 0.32 A 0.42 A 0.19 A
186 to 232 square metres (2,001 to 2,500 square feet) 0.21 A 0.27 A 0.38 A 0.14 A
232 or more square metres (2,501 or more square feet) 0.16 A 0.20 A 0.30 A 0.12 A
Occupation mode
Own 0.20 A 0.26 A 0.38 A 0.14 A
Rent 0.32 A 0.39 A 0.44 A 0.25 A
Don't know/Not stated 0.18 A 0.23 M 0.27 A 0.12 A
Number of people in the household
1 member 0.20 A 0.23 A 0.34 A 0.13 A
2 members 0.22 A 0.27 A 0.39 A 0.16 A
3 members 0.22 A 0.32 A 0.38 A 0.16 A
4 or more members 0.21 A 0.28 A 0.43 A 0.15 A
Occupant demographics
Households with only 18 to 24 year old members 0.46 M - U - U - U
Households with only 25 to 44 year old members 0.22 A 0.20 A 0.38 A 0.16 A
Households with only 45 to 64 year old members 0.22 A 0.27 A 0.40 A 0.15 A
Households with only 65 + year old members 0.19 A 0.24 A 0.32 A 0.13 A
Households with adults and children 0 to 12 only 0.21 A 0.33 A 0.39 A 0.15 A
Households with adults and teens 13 to 19 only 0.22 A 0.28 A 0.42 A 0.16 A
Households with adults and members 0 to 12 and 13 to 19 0.23 A 0.30 A 0.44 A 0.14 A
Other compositions 0.22 A 0.28 A 0.42 A 0.16 A
Not stated - U - U - U - U
Dwelling part of a condominium
Yes 0.24 A - U 0.40 A 0.19 M
No 0.26 A 0.27 A 0.38 A 0.19 A
Valid skip 0.21 A 0.27 A 0.38 A 0.14 A
Don't know - U - U - U - U
Not stated 0.21 A 0.30 A 0.37 A 0.15 A
Household income
Less than $20,000 0.27 A 0.33 A 0.34 A 0.26 M
$20,000 to less than $40,000 0.23 A 0.23 A 0.35 A 0.15 A
$40,000 to less than $60,000 0.24 A 0.29 A 0.39 A 0.15 A
$60,000 to less than $80,000 0.23 A 0.28 A 0.39 A 0.15 A
$80,000 to less than $100,000 0.23 A 0.27 A 0.38 A 0.15 A
$100,000 to less than $150,000 0.21 A 0.27 A 0.40 A 0.15 A
$150,000 and over 0.19 A 0.28 A 0.42 A 0.14 A
Not stated 0.19 A 0.28 A 0.39 A 0.15 A
Highest level of education ever completed by any member of the household
0 to 8 years or some secondary 0.24 A 0.34 A 0.33 A 0.18 A
Grade 11 to 13, graduate 0.21 A 0.26 A 0.37 A 0.16 A
Some postsecondary or postsecondary certificate or diploma 0.25 A 0.25 A 0.37 A 0.14 A
University 0.21 A 0.28 A 0.40 A 0.15 A
Not stated 0.19 A - U - U 0.15 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