3.4 - ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION BY HOUSEHOLDS
  Gigajoules of electricity consumed by households (GJ) by region Gigajoules of electricity consumed by households (GJ) by type of dwelling1
Manitoba / Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Single detached houses
Gigajoules 37,088,935 A 46,747,385 A 67,160,703 A 381,471,387 A
Type of dwelling
Single detached house 28,434,460 A 33,664,817 A 41,151,429 A    
Double/row house U 3,126,409 M U    
Low-rise apartment 2,545,301 M U 7,461,575 M    
High-rise apartment U U U    
Mobile home U U U    
Don't know/not stated U U U    
Dwelling construction date
Before 1950 5,185,649 M U 4,767,439 M 42,162,580 A
1950 – 1969 9,042,105 A 11,457,403 M 7,797,193 M 71,675,064 A
1970 – 1979 6,651,765 A 10,277,332 M 10,173,988 M 82,283,398 A
1980 – 1989 7,174,013 A 5,083,474 M 12,622,990 M 71,703,495 A
1990 – 1999 3,399,447 M 7,933,779 A 16,276,827 M 53,754,433 A
2000 – 2011 5,635,958 M 9,213,232 M 15,522,267 M 59,892,416 A
Heated area of dwelling excluding garage
56 square metres or less (600 square feet or less) U U U U
56 to 93 square metres (601 to 1,000 square feet) 4,454,360 A U 16,585,927 M 11,520,305 M
93 to 139 square metres (1,001 to 1,500 square feet) 3,905,378 M 4,787,601 M 8,333,947 M 32,839,189 A
139 to 186 square metres (1,501 to 2,000 square feet) 6,888,906 A 5,921,908 M 12,457,562 M 74,212,744 A
186 to 232 square metres (2,001 to 2,500 square feet) 7,314,259 A 10,923,023 A 9,007,706 M 91,346,221 A
232 or more square metres (2,501 or more square feet) 12,922,672 A 17,202,153 A 17,733,070 A 168,188,569 A
Occupation mode
Own 31,366,404 A 38,744,424 A 55,217,881 A 361,001,000 A
Rent 5,722,531 A U 11,942,822 M 20,470,387 M
Number of people in the household
1 member 6,132,455 A 7,104,736 M 10,121,346 A 41,235,202 A
2 members 12,611,408 A 11,698,437 A 21,084,428 A 124,878,590 A
3 members 4,972,008 M 8,550,027 A 8,977,105 M 69,556,009 A
4 or more members 10,901,480 A 12,352,264 A 19,494,663 A 124,926,110 A
Not stated U U U 20,875,476 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 2,156,139 M U U 14,568,150 A
Households with only 45 to 64 year old members 7,202,843 A 7,579,836 A 11,674,635 A 70,460,563 A
Households with only 65 + year old members 5,303,916 A 5,220,856 M 8,006,666 A 44,556,092 A
Households with adults and children 0 to 12 only 7,092,170 A 8,237,982 A 13,854,415 M 72,205,607 A
Households with adults and teens 13 to 19 only 4,510,000 M 4,942,204 M 9,962,319 M 58,608,426 A
Households with adults and members 0 to 12 and 13 to 19 2,557,584 M U U 21,639,746 A
Other compositions 5,000,668 A 7,947,738 M 7,529,996 M 77,796,935 A
Not stated U U U 20,875,476 A
Dwelling part of a condominium
Yes U 1,594,213 M U
No 3,892,839 M U 4,416,500 M
Valid skip 27,643,504 A 34,483,315 A 39,753,424 A 360,683,699 A
Don't know U
Not stated 3,989,910 M U U 20,787,687 M
Household income
Less than $20,000 1,802,295 M U U 8,913,221 A
$20,000 to less than $40,000 3,976,101 A 3,062,363 M 11,993,622 M 34,516,494 A
$40,000 to less than $60,000 5,518,433 A 3,509,681 M 7,331,428 M 50,352,982 A
$60,000 to less than $80,000 4,194,769 A 4,135,386 M 7,380,517 M 45,982,695 A
$80,000 to less than $100,000 3,968,493 M 2,419,553 M 9,562,677 M 39,723,203 A
$100,000 to less than $150,000 5,224,166 M 7,272,455 M 10,025,792 M 65,969,962 A
$150,000 and over 4,073,529 M 11,435,210 A 4,255,055 M 55,194,215 A
Not stated 8,331,149 M 14,175,738 M 15,683,481 M 80,818,615 A
Highest level of education ever completed by any member of the household
0 to 8 years or some secondary 1,968,489 M U U 18,950,153 M
Grade 11 to 13, graduate 6,307,657 M 4,749,679 M 7,949,181 M 41,032,009 A
Some postsecondary or postsecondary certificate or diploma 8,449,197 A 8,316,853 A 9,778,796 A 99,396,426 A
University 17,127,150 A 25,101,797 A 40,795,036 A 195,982,340 A
Not stated 3,236,442 M U U 26,110,460 A

Footnotes:

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

Note:

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

Legend:

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

Source:

2011 Survey of Household Energy Use