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Is your dwelling too dark?

31/10/2019

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In 2018, 5.1% of people in the European Union (EU) reported not having enough daylight in their dwelling, meaning their dwelling seems too dark and is viewed as a problem for the household.

 

Share of population considering their dwelling too dark, 2018

The source dataset is accessible here.

 

At least one in ten people considered their dwelling too dark in Malta (11.2% of the total population) and Portugal (10.0%) - the highest shares across EU Member States. They were followed by Hungary (8.6%), the United Kingdom (8.2%, 2017 data, low reliability), Luxembourg (8.0%) and Latvia (7.5%).

 

Share of population considering their dwelling too dark in the EU Member States, 2018

The source dataset is accessible here.

 

In contrast, the lowest shares were recorded in Slovakia (2.9%, 2017 data), Czechia (3.0%), Italy (3.2%), the Netherlands (3.4%), Cyprus (3.8%) and Poland (4.0%).

 

Note: 2018 data of the EU have been estimated.

 

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