Global population share with sanitation facility access 2000-2017

This statistic presents the proportion of the world's population with access to sanitation facilities in 2000 and 2017, based on the type of sanitation facility used. In 2017, 45 percent of the global population had access to safely managed sanitation facilities. According to the source, an improved sanitation facility is one that hygienically separates human excreta from human contact.

Proportion of the population with access to sanitation facilities worldwide in 2000 and 2017, by facility types

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Release date

June 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2000 and 2017

Supplementary notes

Figures may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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