10.6 - CLOTHES DRYER
  Number of households by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Households with a clothes dryer
Yes 11,748,687 A 896,095 A 2,956,903 A 4,221,004 A
No 1,715,104 A 76,147 M 376,028 A 794,871 A
Not stated 135,331 M U U U
Size of the clothes dryer
Compact (less than 125 L/28 gal. capacity) 681,422 A 38,998 M 116,789 M 253,378 M
Standard (greater than or equal to 125 L/28 gal. capacity) 10,399,060 A 818,786 A 2,719,229 A 3,786,150 A
Don't know 321,702 M U U U
Not stated 481,833 A U U 172,499 M
Age of the clothes washer
5 years or less 4,494,796 A 341,898 A 1,089,648 A 1,635,663 A
6 to 10 years 3,227,194 A 252,064 A 834,135 A 1,197,593 A
11 to 15 years 1,928,378 A 119,864 A 590,599 A 652,618 A
16 to 20 years 836,202 A 71,676 M 225,554 M 274,972 A
21 to 25 years 309,861 A 28,040 M 111,055 M 91,071 M
26 years or more 226,792 A 19,412 M 50,420 M 84,874 M
Don't know 529,865 A U U 193,899 M
Not stated 330,929 M U U 137,918 M
Energy source of the clothes dryer
Electricity 10,096,381 A 813,313 A 2,822,430 A 3,371,321 A
Natural gas 550,326 A U 448,467 A
Electricity and natural gas 111,259 M U U U
Propane U U U
Don't know 127,615 M U U U
Not stated 976,371 A 79,320 M 142,958 M 367,363 A
Households with a moisture detector in the clothes dryer
Yes 4,691,426 A 283,677 A 1,050,824 A 1,822,474 A
No 4,132,541 A 360,480 A 1,135,505 A 1,373,657 A
Don't know 2,585,790 A 239,691 A 747,492 A 907,965 A
Not stated 474,260 A U U 164,512 M
Loads of clothes dried in an average winter week
One or less 1,462,874 A 81,993 A 428,867 A 524,259 A
Two to three 4,377,679 A 268,724 A 1,299,476 A 1,422,527 A
Four to seven 3,949,826 A 358,632 A 879,046 A 1,526,042 A
More than seven 1,136,966 A 134,339 A 218,654 A 469,963 A
Don't know 413,032 A 46,841 M U 140,830 M
Not stated 543,640 A U U 184,987 M
Loads of clothes dried in an average summer week
One or less 3,188,810 A 274,539 A 1,126,374 A 1,089,957 A
Two to three 4,006,906 A 246,118 A 1,023,898 A 1,399,292 A
Four to seven 2,873,922 A 233,448 A 471,737 A 1,170,021 A
More than seven 691,978 A 57,021 M 125,311 M 269,894 A
Don't know 512,415 A 75,397 M U 145,802 M
Not stated 609,987 A U 131,483 M 193,643 M

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