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Table 3 Household demographics and socio-economic characteristics based on Somalia High frequency surveys in 2017/2018

From: Using gridded population and quadtree sampling units to support survey sample design in low-income settings

Population typeOverallUrbanRuralIDPNomads
Household size (mean)5.374.975.515.415.85
Household size (median)55556
Household head male58%49%63%46%77%
Dependency ratio1.301.091.511.401.42
Poverty rate (US$ 1.90 international poverty line)69%64%72%76%72%
Household head literate77%84%68%85%67%
Improved water access77%84%68%85%67%
Improved sanitation access46%70%40%51%8%