Type of structure of living house in Bangladesh : 2015

The structure of house or housing in Bangladesh was predominantly corrugated iron sheet (CIS) or wood made.
Bangladesh Sample Vital Statistics 2015 survey findings suggest that, overall 45 percent of the households are made up of either CIS or wood (see
Table 2.5). 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 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.

Structure of living house Total Rural Urban
Building (Pu 18.3 7.3 34.5
Semi-Pucca 22.7 17.2 30.9
CIS/Wooden 45 56.3 28.4
Mud 9.7 14.1 3.4
Bamboo 3.8 4.6 2.7
Others 0.5 0.6 0.2

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. 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).


Source : Report on Bangladesh Sample Vital Statistics 2015

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