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Code MDG-7.10
MDG code MDG-7.10
Name Urban population living in slums (%)
Definition The Proportion of urban population living in slums is the proportion of 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; Durability of housing; . See http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/Metadata.aspx for full definition.
Calculation/Formula "Households lacking either access to improved water and sanitation, durability of housing, and sufficient living area / Average proportion of population per household x 100"
Unit of Measure %
Limitations Making this concept relevant to Pacific island conditions (e.g. the concept of durability of housing, could "wrongly" classify many buildings in rural areas, made of local materials, as slum dwellings). Also, the reference to the absence of "one or more" of four conditions (water, sanitation, durability of housing, sufficient living area) undermines comparability . At the moment, only 3 PICs (Cook islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu) have reported values in their recent MDG reports.
Preferred Data Sources Household surveys (UNEP preference), given regular collections.
Alternative_Data Sources DHS, MICS, other household survey
Census - HIES - DHS tag HIES / DHS
Primary Data Collection System Survey - International Agency / Global Monitoring
Frequency of Data Collection 5-10 years
SPC Responsibility - Data Management SDP
SPC Programme SDP
Numerator Households lacking either access to improved water and sanitation, durability of housing, and sufficient living area
Denominator Average proportion of population per household
Factor x 100
Unit %
Other Metadata Link http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/Metadata.aspx