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South Africa - Improved sanitation facilities, rural (% of rural population with access)

72.0 (% of rural population with access) in 2015

Access to improved sanitation facilities in Rural area refers to the percentage of the Rural population with at least adequate access to excreta disposal facilities that can effectively prevent human, animal, and insect contact with excreta. Improved facilities range from simple but protected pit latrines to flush toilets with a sewerage connection. To be effective, facilities must be correctly constructed and properly maintained. Sources: World Health Organization and United Nations Children's Fund.

Date Value Change, %
2015 72.0 1.68 %
2014 70.8 1.71 %
2013 69.6 1.74 %
2012 68.4 1.77 %
2011 67.2 1.80 %
2010 66.0 1.83 %
2009 64.9 1.87 %
2008 63.7 1.71 %
2007 62.6 1.94 %
2006 61.4 1.98 %
2005 60.2 2.02 %
2004 59.0

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