Residential Sector
British Columbia and Territories1
Table 14: Total Households by Building Type and Energy Source
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Households (thousands) 1,248.5   1,857.6 1,878.1 1,895.8 1,882.5 1,907.4

Households by Building Type (thousands)
Single Detached 730.9   987.4 995.1 1,001.3 991.2 1,001.3
Single Attached 108.1   222.5 227.0 231.1 231.4 236.3
Apartments 358.2   578.8 586.7 593.6 590.7 600.0
Mobile Homes 51.3   68.9 69.4 69.8 69.1 69.8

Shares (%)
Single Detached 58.5   53.2 53.0 52.8 52.7 52.5
Single Attached 8.7   12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4
Apartments 28.7   31.2 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5
Mobile Homes 4.1   3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7

Households by Energy Source (thousands)
Electricity 325.1   1,056.5 1,067.2 1,077.5 1,068.3 1,080.4
Natural Gas 675.4   685.9 700.5 709.0 707.5 722.9
Heating Oil 168.0   47.7 45.0 44.2 43.2 41.4
Other1 14.5   22.0 21.6 21.5 21.1 20.9
Wood 65.4   45.5 43.9 43.6 42.5 41.9

Shares (%)
Electricity 26.0   56.9 56.8 56.8 56.7 56.6
Natural Gas 54.1   36.9 37.3 37.4 37.6 37.9
Heating Oil 13.5   2.6 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.2
Other1 1.2   1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
Wood 5.2   2.5 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.2

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.