1.1 - GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
  Number of households by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Number of households 13,599,121 A 979,905 A 3,386,215 A 5,063,479 A
Type of dwelling
Single detached house 8,230,596 A 680,445 A 1,754,814 A 3,265,249 A
Double/row house 1,751,055 A 89,491 A 545,408 A 629,222 A
Low-rise apartment 2,059,428 A 131,014 M 864,671 A 491,391 A
High-rise apartment 994,596 A U 183,316 M 546,832 A
Mobile home 161,459 M U U U
Don't know/not stated 401,987 A U U 113,600 M
Dwelling construction date
Before 1950 1,436,759 A 143,861 A 291,792 A 652,990 A
1950 – 1969 2,552,079 A 196,948 A 648,039 A 973,978 A
1970 – 1979 2,658,046 A 196,516 A 790,475 A 844,714 A
1980 – 1989 2,489,605 A 149,772 A 708,533 A 955,668 A
1990 – 1999 2,162,868 A 163,520 A 502,150 A 760,143 A
2000 – 2011 2,299,764 A 129,288 A 445,227 A 875,985 A
Occupation Mode
Own 10,108,874 A 720,094 A 2,125,927 A 3,942,869 A
Rent 3,490,247 A 259,811 A 1,260,288 A 1,120,610 A
Number of people in the household
1 member 3,216,304 A 218,389 A 991,279 A 1,077,212 A
2 members 4,420,644 A 376,606 A 1,133,025 A 1,595,865 A
3 members 2,072,167 A 183,276 A 462,408 A 871,120 A
4 or more members 3,064,287 A 159,895 A 635,641 A 1,345,045 A
Not stated 825,719 A U U 174,237 M
Occupant demographics
Households with only 18 to 24 year old members U U U U
Households with only 25 to 44 year old members 1,260,442 A 59,759 M 338,816 M 386,330 A
Households with only 45 to 64 year old members 2,907,760 A 264,884 A 824,192 A 980,279 A
Households with only 65 + year old members 2,002,736 A 184,286 A 540,934 A 693,283 A
Households with adults and children 0 to 12 only 2,213,003 A 116,660 A 503,022 A 883,342 A
Households with adults and teens 13 to 19 only 1,385,860 A 95,148 A 316,113 A 563,576 A
Households with adults and members 0 to 12 and 13 to 19 553,920 A 42,374 M 130,782 M 230,246 A
Other compositions 2,349,081 A 174,787 A 536,801 A 1,110,621 A
Not stated 825,719 A U U 174,237 M
Dwelling part of a condominium
Yes 1,155,246 A U 209,926 M 411,975 A
No 2,520,510 A 124,636 A 946,629 A 947,350 A
Valid skip 8,746,098 A 759,142 A 2,030,777 A 3,408,359 A
Don't know U U
Not stated 1,150,355 A 73,152 M 198,882 M 286,695 A
Household income
Less than $20,000 796,774 A 106,583 A 291,345 M 259,453 A
$20,000 to less than $40,000 2,028,315 A 172,330 A 660,580 A 669,650 A
$40,000 to less than $60,000 1,821,171 A 131,918 A 574,256 A 590,271 A
$60,000 to less than $80,000 1,733,427 A 144,571 A 516,199 A 633,608 A
$80,000 to less than $100,000 1,301,037 A 69,577 A 282,438 A 424,079 A
$100,000 to less than $150,000 1,699,115 A 106,209 A 336,611 A 711,255 A
$150,000 and over 1,341,737 A 47,780 A 216,273 A 610,256 A
Not stated 2,877,544 A 200,937 A 508,513 A 1,164,907 A
Highest level of education ever completed by any member of the household
0 to 8 years or some secondary 848,026 A 106,840 A 374,621 M 240,886 M
Grade 11 to 13, graduate 1,698,141 A 163,101 A 368,932 A 614,132 A
Some postsecondary or postsecondary certificate or diploma 3,299,048 A 305,979 A 1,100,722 A 1,164,992 A
University 6,762,620 A 352,634 A 1,329,310 A 2,808,034 A
Not stated 991,286 A 51,351 M 212,630 M 235,434 M
Households with someone home all day on an average weekday
Yes 6,459,260 A 471,450 A 1,404,311 A 2,539,067 A
No 6,633,022 A 479,889 A 1,850,174 A 2,371,053 A
Don't know 248,936 M U U U
Not stated 257,903 M U U 107,646 M
Complete weeks with no one home
Zero 6,223,672 A 540,138 A 1,479,028 A 2,400,769 A
One to two 2,726,173 A 131,417 A 644,425 A 1,117,289 A
Three to four 1,602,355 A 101,860 A 360,156 A 578,356 A
More than four 1,288,781 A 75,047 A 336,215 A 426,311 A
Don't know 1,373,619 A 101,135 A 389,507 M 456,541 A
Not stated 384,522 M U 176,884 M U
How long have you lived in the dwelling?
5 years or less 5,024,257 A 295,180 A 1,315,728 A 1,898,259 A
6 to 10 years 2,417,699 A 151,425 A 533,223 A 954,329 A
11 to 20 years 2,780,092 A 210,603 A 752,533 A 1,040,487 A
21 to 30 years 1,380,762 A 137,506 A 317,224 A 557,622 A
More than 30 years 1,172,052 A 145,381 A 303,644 A 438,544 A
Don't know U
Not stated 823,791 A U U 174,237 M

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