is significant for an estimation of the demand for water consumption.
Overall, average household density in the Small Towns is about
8,28 persons. 45.5 % of the households have 6 or fewer persons,
while 54.6 % have 7 or more persons. 25 % have 10 or more
persons, and 10 % have 15 or more persons.
In terms of
distinction between children and adults, further analysis
shows about 37 % of households in Small Towns have 1 or 2
adults (persons aged 18 or above), while 63.4 % have 3 or
more adults. 31.3 % have 5 or more adults, and 6.7 % 10 or
more adults in the household.
60.1 % of the
households have 4 or less children, 35.1 % have 5-10 children,
while 4.8 % have 11 or more children.
of rooms occupied by households in the Small Towns is 4,2.
About one-eight (12.6 %) of households occupy just one room.
21.4 % occupy 2 rooms, 31.8 % 3-4 rooms, 29.5 % have 5-10
rooms, while 3.9 % have 11 or more rooms.
45.5 % of the
houses in the Small Towns are occupied by single households,
34.1 % have 2-4 households, 16.4 % have 5-10 households, while
3.6 % have 11 or more households.
%) of the houses in the Small Towns are owner-occupied, 21.5
% are rented, while 8.8 % are occupied by non-paying tenants.
% of the wives interviewed had no formal education, 29.7 %
had primary education, 21.4 % secondary education, and 9.3
% post-secondary education.
41.9 % of the
husbands had no formal education, 25.2 % had primary education,
17.8 % had secondary education and 15 % had post-secondary
For other members
of the households studied, 10.8 % had no formal education,
16.6 % had primary education, 48.3 % secondary education and
24.4 % post-secondary education.
status of household members is important for the assessment
of ability to pay for improved services and facilities. In
all, about 99 % of the households have at least one person
in the household that is employed. 73.9 % of the households
have 2 or more household members who are employed, while 24.9
% have only one employed household member.
of the household members varied, with farmers constituting
the largest single occupational group in the Small Towns.
Other occupational categories identified are unskilled workers
such as cleaners, skilled workers, including artisans such
as carpenters, bricklayers, tailors and mechanics. Traders
or business persons, office workers such as clerical officers
and messengers and professionals such as engineers, lawyers,
accountants and doctors.