May 072012

New Delhi: According to ‘Houselisting and Housing Census 2011’ for Delhi released today, six to eight members live under one roof in 25.6 percent of 33,40,538 households in the city while six percent of the houses (around two lakh) have more than nine people living in a single dwelling.

Delhi also appears to be well-placed in providing electricity connections as the statistics suggested that 99.1 percent of the houses in the capital have power supply while only 0.1 percent does not have any source of lighting in their houses. 0.7 percent households depend on kerosene for lighting purposes.

Delhi’s households also have highest number of latrines in houses. Eighty-seven percent of the houses in the capital have bathrooms while 8.9 percent or around 2.97 lakh houses do not have such a facility.

Finding a proper accomodation seems to be a problem in Delhi as a new government data shows that three or more couples sleep under one roof in around 1.37 lakh houses while more than nine people live together in a single house in over two lakh dwellings in the city.

In 3.7 percent households, only a single person lives on an average while 7.6 percent houses have two persons and 12.8 have three persons. Twenty-four percent of the households have four members while 20.4 percent have five members.

The figures suggested that 32.2 percent of the households have one room each while 29.6 percent had two rooms and 20 percent have three rooms.

The statistics said 3.5 percent (around 1.16 lakh) of 33.40 lakh houses have six or more rooms while three percent of the households have five rooms.

The percentage of households having piped sewage facility in Delhi is 59.3. Only 10.4 percent households in the rural areas have piped sewer facility, while in urban areas the percentage is 60.5.

The New Delhi district is the worst off with 22.1 percent households in urban areas without latrines.

Also, the percentage of households with bathing facilities is fairly high, with 91 percent households having the installation. The households with covered bathing installations is 87 percent while only 4 percent have open installations.

The capital tops the list of LPG/CNG connections in households accounting for 89.9 percent of the dwellings. However, 3.4 percent of the household still uses firewood for cooking while cow dung is used in 0.6 percent of the houses.

The central district is the best with 89.7 percent households having piped sewers, while north-east district is the worst with only 32.8 percent of the households having the facility.

The percentage of households without latrine facility is down from 22 percent in 2001 to 10.5 percent in 2011. In the rural areas the percentage of households without latrine is down from 37.1 to 23.1, while in the urban areas it records a dip to 10.2 percent from 21.0 for 2001.


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