Population living in slums (% of urban population)

Definition: Population living in slums is the proportion of the urban population living in slum households. A slum household is defined as a group of individuals living under the same roof lacking one or more of the following conditions: access to improved water, access to improved sanitation, sufficient living area, and durability of housing.

Description: The map below shows how Population living in slums (% of urban population) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Central African Republic, with a value of 93.30. The country with the lowest value in the world is Antigua and Barbuda, with a value of 4.80.

Source: UN HABITAT, retrieved from the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals database. Data are available at : http://mdgs.un.org/

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual