Statistics of Vacant units in Egypt

Table 1: Percentage of vacant units and estimated number of years to fill them This is a theoretical calculation used to show the potential uptake of existing units if they were to be lived in. Calculations are estimated as: Total […]

Population densities in Egypt

 Table 1: Population data, Gross, Inhabited and Built-up Areas by Governorate             Gross area refers to the area of the governorate based on Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) 2015 data. Inhabited area refers to Urban and agricultural land […]

Population Growth Rates in New Cities’

The actual GR for New Cities was calculated as the difference between the 2006 Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) census and an assumed base population at 10% of the target, divided by the number of years between the […]

Population Growth Rate in Egypt

To understand how realistic the population growth rates projected for various projects were, we calculated the most recent actual growth rate per governorate based on census data produced for 1996 and 2006 by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and […]


Over 9.2 million households (53.4%) in Egypt are without improved sanitation. Most households use unsealed septic tanks, or informal sewage networks that discharge raw sewage into canals. Deprivation of improved sanitation is disproportionately high in rural regions in Egypt (Upper […]

Drinking Water

About 17% of Egyptian households are deprived of access to safe water. The highest incidence is in Upper Egypt, where deprivation ranges from 19% to 46%. About 2.3 million households (13.3% of the population) do not have access to a […]

Tenure Security

An estimated 70% of Egyptian households live without secure tenure. The rural Delta governorate of Gharbia had the highest proportion at 93% without secure tenure. The Frontier governorate of South Sinai had the least, at 8% of households. An unspecified […]

Housing durability

Official statistics reveal that about 3.2% of households live in non-durable housing; condemned buildings in a pronounced state of disrepair or in so-called unsafe areas prone to rock-slides and flash floods. While a large portion of these buildings can be […]


About 7.7% of Egypt’s population live in extremely crowded conditions (one or two room dwellings). Most of this housing is permanent and may be: standalone shacks; porter or guard’s rooms; old emergency housing; large homes subdivided into rooms; basement rooms […]

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