Distribution of residential energy use by end-use, 2009


Natural gas, electricity, wood, heating oil and propane were the sources of energy being used. Within a household, these forms of energy were used for a variety of activities. Because of Canada’s cold climate, 63 percent of Canada’s residential energy use was for space heating in 2009, while water heating accounted for 17 percent. Appliances were also major energy users in Canadian dwellings, followed by lighting and space cooling.

Natural Resources Canada

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016