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133 indicators, 131 countries, 1483 sub-national regions
38.6 million persons, 8.7 million households
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% households with three or more sleeping rooms

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Malawi (Africa)
Total 16.9 17.2 17.5 17.9 18.2 18.5 18.9 19.2 19.5 19.8 20.2 20.5 20.8 21.0 21.2 21.4 21.6 21.8 22.0 22.6 23.2 23.7 24.3 24.8 25.4 26.0 26.5 27.1
Urban 23.2 23.7 24.1 24.6 25.1 25.5 26.0 26.5 26.9 27.4 27.9 28.4 28.8 28.3 27.7 27.1 26.6 26.0 25.4 26.7 28.0 29.3 30.7 32.0 33.3 34.6 35.9 37.2
Rural 16.1 16.3 16.6 16.9 17.1 17.4 17.7 17.9 18.2 18.5 18.7 19.0 19.2 19.6 19.9 20.3 20.6 21.0 21.4 21.8 22.2 22.7 23.1 23.5 24.0 24.4 24.9 25.3
Poor 16.0 16.2 16.5 16.7 17.0 17.2 17.5 17.7 17.9 18.2 18.4 18.7 18.9 19.1 19.4 19.6 19.8 20.1 20.3 20.7 21.0 21.4 21.8 22.1 22.5 22.8 23.2 23.6
Nonpoor 48.6 50.1 51.6 53.0 54.5 56.0 57.5 59.0 60.5 62.0 63.5 65.0 66.5 63.6 60.7 57.8 54.9 52.1 49.2 49.9 50.7 51.4 52.1 52.9 53.6 54.4 55.1 55.9
Lowest 25% 6.43 6.63 6.83 7.03 7.23 7.43 7.63 7.82 8.02 8.22 8.42 8.62 8.82 9.04 9.25 9.47 9.68 9.90 10.1 9.76 9.42 9.07 8.72 8.38 8.03 7.68 7.34 6.99
Second 25% 12.7 12.8 12.9 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 14.4 14.9 15.4 15.9 16.4 16.9 17.3 17.6 17.9 18.2 18.5 18.8 19.1 19.4 19.8
Third 25% 19.9 20.2 20.6 20.9 21.2 21.6 21.9 22.2 22.6 22.9 23.2 23.5 23.9 24.2 24.5 24.9 25.2 25.5 25.9 27.0 28.1 29.2 30.3 31.5 32.6 33.7 34.8 35.9
Highest 25% 28.5 29.1 29.8 30.5 31.2 31.9 32.6 33.2 33.9 34.6 35.3 36.0 36.7 36.4 36.2 35.9 35.7 35.4 35.2 36.4 37.5 38.7 39.9 41.0 42.2 43.4 44.6 45.7
Blantyre 17.6 18.1 18.6 19.1 19.6 20.1 20.6 21.1 21.6 22.1 22.6 23.1 23.6 23.3 23.0 22.7 22.3 22.0 21.7 22.4 23.1 23.9 24.6 25.3 26.1 26.8 27.5 28.2
Kasungu 16.2 16.7 17.2 17.7 18.3 18.8 19.3 19.8 20.4 20.9 21.4 21.9 22.5 22.8 23.2 23.6 24.0 24.4 24.8 24.6 24.3 24.0 23.8 23.5 23.2 22.9 22.7 22.4
Lilongwe 9.63 10.5 11.4 12.3 13.2 14.1 15.0 15.9 16.8 17.7 18.6 19.5 20.4 21.1 21.8 22.5 23.2 23.9 24.6 24.2 23.9 23.6 23.2 22.9 22.6 22.2 21.9 21.6
Machinga 18.4 18.3 18.3 18.2 18.2 18.2 18.1 18.1 18.1 18.0 18.0 17.9 17.9 17.6 17.3 16.9 16.6 16.3 16.0 16.4 16.8 17.3 17.7 18.1 18.6 19.0 19.5 19.9
Mangochi 14.1 14.0 13.9 13.8 13.7 13.6 13.5 13.4 13.3 13.2 13.1 13.0 12.9 14.0 15.2 16.3 17.4 18.6 19.7 20.0 20.3 20.6 20.8 21.1 21.4 21.7 22.0 22.3
Mulanje 22.4 22.2 21.9 21.7 21.4 21.2 21.0 20.7 20.5 20.2 20.0 19.8 19.5 19.2 18.9 18.7 18.4 18.1 17.8 19.8 21.8 23.7 25.7 27.7 29.7 31.6 33.6 35.6
Mzimba 19.7 20.3 20.9 21.6 22.2 22.8 23.5 24.1 24.7 25.3 26.0 26.6 27.2 28.1 29.0 29.8 30.7 31.6 32.4 33.4 34.4 35.4 36.4 37.4 38.4 39.3 40.3 41.3
Other central (Nkhota Kota, Mchinji, Dowa, Ntchisi, Dedza, Ntcheu) 13.7 14.2 14.7 15.1 15.6 16.0 16.5 17.0 17.4 17.9 18.3 18.8 19.3 19.3 19.3 19.4 19.4 19.4 19.4 19.8 20.1 20.4 20.7 21.1 21.4 21.7 22.1 22.4
Other northern (Chitipa, Karonga, Rumphi, Nkhata Bay) 22.4 23.3 24.2 25.1 26.1 27.0 27.9 28.8 29.7 30.7 31.6 32.5 33.4 33.3 33.1 33.0 32.8 32.6 32.5 33.9 35.3 36.6 38.0 39.4 40.8 42.2 43.5 44.9
Other southern (Balaka, Mwanza, Phalombe, Chiradzulu, Chikwawa, Nsanje, neno) 21.1 21.1 21.1 21.1 21.1 21.1 21.1 21.1 21.1 21.1 21.1 21.1 21.1 20.9 20.8 20.7 20.5 20.4 20.3 21.0 21.8 22.6 23.4 24.2 25.0 25.7 26.5 27.3
Salima 12.0 11.9 11.7 11.6 11.4 11.3 11.1 10.9 10.8 10.6 10.5 10.3 10.2 11.8 13.4 15.1 16.7 18.4 20.0 20.5 21.0 21.6 22.1 22.6 23.1 23.6 24.2 24.7
Thyolo 14.5 14.7 15.0 15.3 15.6 15.9 16.2 16.5 16.8 17.0 17.3 17.6 17.9 17.7 17.5 17.2 17.0 16.8 16.6 18.6 20.6 22.6 24.6 26.7 28.7 30.7 32.7 34.7
Zomba 26.1 25.6 25.2 24.7 24.2 23.7 23.2 22.7 22.3 21.8 21.3 20.8 20.3 20.9 21.5 22.1 22.6 23.2 23.8 23.9 24.0 24.1 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8