3.2 - ENERGY INTENSITY PER HOUSEHOLD
  Gigajoules of energy consumed per household (GJ/household) by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Gigajoules per household 105.3 A 104.4 A 92.7 A 111.5 A
Type of dwelling
Single detached house 134.0 A 120.1 A 129.8 A 139.5 A
Double/row house 85.4 A 85.5 A 73.9 A 95.6 A
Low-rise apartment 38.7 A 62.9 A 40.7 A 29.4 A
High-rise apartment 42.3 A U U 34.5 A
Mobile home 111.7 A U U U
Don't know/not stated 98.4 A U U 115.5 A
Dwelling construction date
Before 1950 121.8 A 130.5 A 101.1 A 129.9 A
1950 – 1969 106.5 A 102.5 A 104.6 A 100.3 A
1970 – 1979 107.3 A 110.6 A 98.3 A 120.6 A
1980 – 1989 99.3 A 104.8 A 82.1 A 109.4 A
1990 – 1999 94.8 A 85.6 A 81.9 A 95.6 A
2000 – 2011 107.5 A 92.1 A 89.4 A 117.5 A
Heated area of dwelling excluding garage
56 square metres or less (600 square feet or less) 46.8 A U 44.1 A 40.9 A
56 to 93 square metres (601 to 1,000 square feet) 48.1 A 69.0 A 42.7 A 34.7 A
93 to 139 square metres (1,001 to 1,500 square feet) 82.8 A 77.7 A 81.0 A 75.9 A
139 to 186 square metres (1,501 to 2,000 square feet) 106.5 A 102.8 A 111.8 A 100.0 A
186 to 232 square metres (2,001 to 2,500 square feet) 122.8 A 115.8 A 122.0 A 120.5 A
232 or more square metres (2,501 or more square feet) 151.2 A 141.3 A 132.9 A 159.1 A
Occupation mode
Own 123.5 A 119.7 A 116.9 A 130.4 A
Rent 52.3 A 61.8 A 51.9 A 44.9 A
Number of people in the household
1 member 70.9 A 76.7 A 59.3 A 71.8 A
2 members 106.8 A 110.9 A 105.6 A 103.8 A
3 members 115.8 A 117.8 A 103.3 A 114.5 A
4 or more members 136.2 A 115.2 A 120.0 A 149.0 A
Not stated 89.8 A U U 123.1 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 69.6 A 47.6 M 68.6 M 76.7 A
Households with only 45 to 64 year old members 98.7 A 114.2 A 79.1 A 99.8 A
Households with only 65 + year old members 94.1 A 87.7 A 91.2 A 90.5 A
Households with adults and children 0 to 12 only 112.4 A 108.0 A 102.4 A 119.3 A
Households with adults and teens 13 to 19 only 126.6 A 121.5 A 112.7 A 129.7 A
Households with adults and members 0 to 12 and 13 to 19 134.1 A 131.2 A 112.8 A 143.2 A
Other compositions 124.1 A 111.6 A 115.3 A 126.4 A
Not stated 89.8 A U U 123.1 A
Dwelling part of a condominium
Yes 55.7 A U 40.4 A 55.1 A
No 44.5 A 62.2 A 45.5 A 42.4 A
Valid skip 131.0 A 116.0 A 122.4 A 136.8 A
Don't know U U
Not stated 93.5 A 72.2 M 70.3 A 120.2 A
Household income
Less than $20,000 65.1 A 89.8 A 54.5 A 56.6 A
$20,000 to less than $40,000 78.9 A 91.3 A 73.4 A 75.8 A
$40,000 to less than $60,000 93.5 A 101.3 A 96.4 A 93.9 A
$60,000 to less than $80,000 105.5 A 118.2 A 103.8 A 107.2 A
$80,000 to less than $100,000 107.6 A 123.8 A 114.4 A 108.6 A
$100,000 to less than $150,000 126.0 A 107.6 A 120.8 A 120.5 A
$150,000 and over 141.6 A 119.5 A 137.2 A 138.8 A
Not stated 112.0 A 103.4 A 74.9 A 136.7 A
Highest level of education ever completed by any member of the household
0 to 8 years or some secondary 93.1 A 97.3 A 94.4 M 90.6 M
Grade 11 to 13, graduate 96.7 A 105.8 A 80.1 A 97.3 A
Some postsecondary or postsecondary certificate or diploma 103.6 A 106.2 A 99.4 A 98.1 A
University 111.5 A 106.1 A 92.4 A 121.5 A
Not stated 93.4 A 91.3 M 79.5 A 117.1 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