Household Structure of Bangladesh_Interactive Chart – 2015 survey

Distribution of households by type of structure of living house and by locality, SVRS 2015

Structure of Living House and Living Space The structure of house or housing in Bangladesh was predominantly corrugated iron sheet (CIS) or wood made. Semipucca structures are more common in Sylhet (32.9%) and Khulna division (31.1%). Average floor space per household was measured to be 380 square feet with 373 square feet in rural area and 400 square feet in urban area. Keeping consistency with the floor space, the per capita bed room space was more in urban (81 sq. ft.) area than in rural area (76 sq. ft).

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The survey findings suggest that, overall 45 percent of the households are made up of either CIS or wood  Urban households are half as likely (28.4%) as the rural households (56.3%) to make use of CIS or wood there being no structural changes in the use of these materials in the recent past. More than 34 percent of 12 ||| Report on Bangladesh Sample Vital Statistics 2015 the households in the urban area and only 7.3 percent in the rural have pucca buildings. Semi-pucca living structures are also found in 22.7 percent of the households, of which about 17.2 percent were found to be in rural area and 30.9 percent in urban area. Use of CIS/wood structures are pronounced in Barisal division with 64.5 percent living structures being made up of CIS or wood, followed by Dhaka (56.0%), Chittagong (50.9%) and Rangpur (50.4%). Use of tin/wood in the living structures is the least (13.5%) in Sylhet division

Refarences ;


  1. Report on Bangladesh Sample Vital Statistics 2015 by bbs.gov.bd

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