3.5 - ELECTRICITY INTENSITY PER HEATED AREA (EXCLUDING GARAGE)
  Gigajoules of electricity consumed per heated area (GJ/m2) by region
Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario
Gigajoules per heated square metre 0.21 A 0.24 A 0.37 A 0.14 A
Type of dwelling
Single detached house 0.20 A 0.23 A 0.35 A 0.13 A
Double/row house 0.24 A 0.31 A 0.45 A 0.12 A
Low-rise apartment 0.31 A 0.24 A 0.40 A 0.23 A
High-rise apartment 0.23 A U 0.27 A 0.19 A
Mobile home 0.29 A U U U
Don't know/not stated 0.25 A U U 0.11 A
Dwelling construction date
Before 1950 0.20 A 0.20 A 0.33 A 0.14 A
1950 – 1969 0.22 A 0.21 A 0.37 A 0.14 A
1970 – 1979 0.23 A 0.24 A 0.37 A 0.16 A
1980 – 1989 0.23 A 0.28 A 0.41 A 0.13 A
1990 – 1999 0.21 A 0.27 A 0.40 A 0.13 A
2000 – 2011 0.18 A 0.24 A 0.31 M 0.12 A
Heated area of dwelling excluding garage
56 square metres or less (600 square feet or less) 0.66 A U 0.84 A 0.46 A
56 to 93 square metres (601 to 1,000 square feet) 0.36 A 0.37 A 0.47 A 0.20 A
93 to 139 square metres (1,001 to 1,500 square feet) 0.29 A 0.30 A 0.45 A 0.19 A
139 to 186 square metres (1,501 to 2,000 square feet) 0.25 A 0.29 A 0.39 A 0.16 A
186 to 232 square metres (2,001 to 2,500 square feet) 0.21 A 0.24 A 0.36 A 0.13 A
232 or more square metres (2,501 or more square feet) 0.15 A 0.19 A 0.27 A 0.12 A
Occupation mode
Own 0.19 A 0.23 A 0.35 A 0.13 A
Rent 0.33 A 0.27 A 0.46 A 0.21 A
Number of people in the household
1 member 0.22 A 0.25 A 0.34 A 0.15 A
2 members 0.22 A 0.23 A 0.41 A 0.15 A
3 members 0.21 A 0.24 A 0.39 A 0.13 A
4 or more members 0.20 A 0.26 A 0.38 A 0.13 A
Not stated 0.20 A U U 0.16 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 0.23 A 0.28 A 0.44 A 0.13 A
Households with only 45 to 64 year old members 0.21 A 0.22 A 0.36 A 0.14 A
Households with only 65 + year old members 0.22 A 0.25 A 0.36 A 0.15 A
Households with adults and children 0 to 12 only 0.20 A 0.24 A 0.36 A 0.14 A
Households with adults and teens 13 to 19 only 0.22 A 0.26 A 0.43 A 0.13 A
Households with adults and members 0 to 12 and 13 to 19 0.20 A 0.22 M 0.37 A 0.12 A
Other compositions 0.21 A 0.27 A 0.41 A 0.14 A
Not stated 0.20 A U U 0.16 A
Dwelling part of a condominium
Yes 0.22 A U 0.36 A 0.14 A
No 0.28 A 0.25 A 0.40 A 0.18 A
Valid skip 0.20 A 0.24 A 0.38 A 0.13 A
Don't know U U
Not stated 0.21 A 0.22 A U 0.14 A
Household income
Less than $20,000 0.26 A 0.29 A 0.37 A 0.18 A
$20,000 to less than $40,000 0.27 A 0.23 A 0.44 A 0.14 A
$40,000 to less than $60,000 0.25 A 0.23 A 0.41 A 0.15 A
$60,000 to less than $80,000 0.22 A 0.22 A 0.38 A 0.14 A
$80,000 to less than $100,000 0.21 A 0.24 A 0.41 A 0.14 A
$100,000 to less than $150,000 0.20 A 0.27 A 0.36 A 0.13 A
$150,000 and over 0.18 A 0.26 A 0.35 A 0.12 A
Not stated 0.18 A 0.22 A 0.27 M 0.14 A
Highest level of education ever completed by any member of the household
0 to 8 years or some secondary 0.31 A 0.24 A 0.51 A 0.14 A
Grade 11 to 13, graduate 0.21 A 0.23 A 0.41 A 0.16 A
Some postsecondary or postsecondary certificate or diploma 0.24 A 0.24 A 0.38 A 0.14 A
University 0.19 A 0.24 A 0.35 A 0.13 A
Not stated 0.21 A 0.20 A U 0.14 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