Residential Sector
British Columbia
Table 14: Total Households by Building Type and Energy Source
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Households (thousands) 1,223.7   1,820.1 1,840.0 1,857.0 1,843.0 1,867.9

Households by Building Type (thousands)
Single Detached 718.0   966.0 973.2 979.0 968.5 978.5
Single Attached 103.6   215.8 220.2 224.2 224.4 229.3
Apartments 353.7   572.2 579.9 586.8 583.7 593.0
Mobile Homes 48.4   66.1 66.7 67.1 66.4 67.1

Shares (%)
Single Detached 58.7   53.1 52.9 52.7 52.5 52.4
Single Attached 8.5   11.9 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3
Apartments 28.9   31.4 31.5 31.6 31.7 31.7
Mobile Homes 4.0   3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.6

Households by Energy Source (thousands)
Electricity 324.2   1,055.3 1,066.0 1,076.3 1,067.0 1,079.2
Natural Gas 675.0   685.3 699.9 708.4 706.9 722.3
Heating Oil 148.1   18.4 15.2 13.9 12.3 10.5
Other1 12.3   17.9 17.4 17.3 16.8 16.5
Wood 64.1   43.2 41.5 41.2 40.0 39.4

Shares (%)
Electricity 26.5   58.0 57.9 58.0 57.9 57.8
Natural Gas 55.2   37.7 38.0 38.1 38.4 38.7
Heating Oil 12.1   1.0 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6
Other1 1.0   1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
Wood 5.2   2.4 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.1

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.