3.4 - ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION BY HOUSEHOLDS
  Gigajoules of electricity consumed by households (GJ) by type of dwelling1
Double/row houses Low-rise apartments High-rise apartments Mobile homes
Gigajoules 65,472,206 A 54,252,342 A 21,222,681 A 5,424,374 M
Type of dwelling
Single detached house                
Double/row house                
Low-rise apartment                
High-rise apartment                
Mobile home                
Don't know/not stated                
Dwelling construction date
Before 1950 4,806,458 M 4,305,859 M U
1950 – 1969 10,660,299 M 8,040,604 M 2,558,487 M U
1970 – 1979 11,308,666 M 10,167,460 M U U
1980 – 1989 9,533,664 M 15,388,789 A 3,800,414 M U
1990 – 1999 13,127,003 M 9,517,981 M 4,836,978 M U
2000 – 2011 16,036,115 M 6,831,649 M U U
Heated area of dwelling excluding garage
56 square metres or less (600 square feet or less) U 12,733,585 A 1,927,296 M U
56 to 93 square metres (601 to 1,000 square feet) 11,168,191 M 23,101,207 A 9,446,146 A U
93 to 139 square metres (1,001 to 1,500 square feet) 12,899,286 A 12,624,585 M 5,787,478 M U
139 to 186 square metres (1,501 to 2,000 square feet) 17,720,594 M 2,971,398 M U U
186 to 232 square metres (2,001 to 2,500 square feet) 9,284,804 M U U U
232 or more square metres (2,501 or more square feet) 7,917,378 A U U U
Occupation mode
Own 43,779,175 A 11,016,443 M 8,025,741 M 5,168,895 M
Rent 21,693,031 M 43,235,898 A 13,196,940 A U
Number of people in the household
1 member 10,582,062 M 28,845,378 A 9,847,440 M U
2 members 27,890,975 A 15,594,129 M 7,816,649 M 1,196,790 M
3 members 9,465,184 A 4,737,309 M U U
4 or more members 14,200,574 M U U U
Not stated U U U U
Occupant demographics
Households with only 18 to 24 year old members U U U
Households with only 25 to 44 year old members U 14,693,352 M U U
Households with only 45 to 64 year old members 14,319,689 M 12,060,237 A 3,907,129 M U
Households with only 65 + year old members 8,095,630 M 10,702,508 A 6,863,265 M U
Households with adults and children 0 to 12 only 13,918,619 M 3,629,318 M U U
Households with adults and teens 13 to 19 only 4,886,501 M U U U
Households with adults and members 0 to 12 and 13 to 19 U U U
Other compositions 13,283,390 M 6,559,887 M U U
Not stated U U U U
Dwelling part of a condominium
Yes 13,549,705 M 9,507,177 M 6,617,077 M
No 11,649,516 A 42,323,255 A 12,885,057 M
Valid skip 36,670,722 A 5,382,254 M
Don't know U U U
Not stated U U U U
Household income
Less than $20,000 3,730,710 M 9,856,972 A 1,740,503 M U
$20,000 to less than $40,000 16,907,446 M 13,783,806 M 4,166,114 M U
$40,000 to less than $60,000 6,885,179 M 9,694,162 M 3,431,070 M U
$60,000 to less than $80,000 12,022,736 M 5,484,025 M U U
$80,000 to less than $100,000 5,852,746 M U U U
$100,000 to less than $150,000 4,999,407 M U U U
$150,000 and over 4,222,880 M U U U
Not stated 10,851,102 M 8,769,793 M 3,613,689 M U
Highest level of education ever completed by any member of the household
0 to 8 years or some secondary U 8,690,933 M U U
Grade 11 to 13, graduate 7,109,260 M 8,705,060 M 3,105,145 M U
Some postsecondary or postsecondary certificate or diploma 13,438,138 M 16,084,530 A 4,710,440 M 2,332,457 M
University 34,660,013 A 18,202,482 A 11,144,489 M U
Not stated U U U U

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