Density of settlement in m2 of total site area per person

Density of settlement in m2 of total site area per person

The total site area per person includes shelter plots, and the space needed for roads, footpaths, schools, sanitation, firebreaks, markets, distribution areas etc. In longer-term settlements, space for gardening is also included

Unit Description: 
m2/person
Numerator: 
Total site area in m2
Denominator: 
Total nb of person
Disaggregation: 
N/A
Threshold / Standard: 
<15 15-30 31-45 >45
General guidance: 
In high-density settlements the significance of WASH problems tends to be greater. Person-to-person contact and the likelihood of disease transmission increases, and the space available for WASH facilities and for people to practice hygiene comfortably and safely is reduced
Guidance for pre-crisis/baseline: 
N/A
Data Sources: 
Key informant
Comments: 
N/A
Code: 
W 7-4
Sub-domain: 
W7 Aggravating Factors
Unit of Measurement: 
Community
Types: 
Baseline
Global Clusters: 
Water Sanitation Hygiene
Sector cross-tagging: 
C2 Population information management
S1.1 Access
S1.2 Assistance
(R) Early Recovery
H3 Communicable diseases
H6 Environmental Health