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Do you have access to your own indoor flushing toilet?

18/11/2020

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In 2019, an estimated 2.0% of people in EU lived in a dwelling without its own indoor flushing toilet. This represents a decrease of 1.7 percentage points compared with 2010 (3.7%).

 

Share of population not having indoor flushing toilet for the sole use of their household (2019 data)

Source dataset: tessi294

 

Almost  one in four people in Romania reported that their household did not have an indoor flushing toilet for the sole use of the household (24.2%). This was by far the highest share amongst the EU Member States. Romania was followed by Bulgaria (13.7%), Lithuania (10.0%), Latvia (8.7%), Estonia (4.7%) and Hungary (3.1%).

 

Share of population not having indoor flushing toilet for the sole use of their household (2019 data)

Source dataset: tessi294

 

In contrast, the share of dwellings with no flushing toilet was below 1% in 19 EU Member States, with the lowest share in Sweden (close to 0%), followed by Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands and Slovenia (all 0.1%) as well as Germany (0.2%).

 

This news item is published on the occasion of World Toilet Day (19 November).

 

Notes:

  • The European Union (EU) includes 27 EU Member States. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Further information is published here.
  • 2019 data of the EU have been estimated.

 

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