Number of households by region Number of households by type of dwelling1
Alberta British Columbia Single detached houses Double / row houses
Main heating energy source
Electricity U 832,410 A 2,245,598 A 764,951 A
Natural gas 1,087,486 A 767,657 A 4,368,492 A 792,891 A
Heating oil U 32,154 M 562,138 A U
Wood U 52,542 M 372,320 A U
Propane U U 111,767 M U
Other U U U
Dual source 71,857 M U 312,880 A U
Don't know U U U U
Not stated U U 203,937 M U
Type of energy source used by household
Electricity 1,448,753 A 1,831,497 A 8,230,596 A 1,751,055 A
Natural gas 1,260,242 A 1,120,002 A 5,014,155 A 982,048 A
Heating oil U 44,443 M 827,756 A 120,865 M
Wood 114,208 M 135,612 M 1,587,360 A U
Propane U U 430,008 A U
Solar or wind power U U 52,199 M U
Other U U 55,368 M U


1 Does not include the "Don't know/not stated" category.


Due to rounding, the numbers may not add up and may differ slightly among tables.


The letter beside each estimate classifies its quality as follows: A–Acceptable, M–Use with caution, U–Too unreliable to be published.


2011 Survey of Household Energy Use