Global population with access to sanitation services 2000-2020, by facility type

Number of people with access to sanitation facilities worldwide in 2000 and 2020, by facility type*

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Release date

July 2021

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2000 and 2020

Supplementary notes

*SAFELY MANAGED: Use of improved facilities that are not shared with other households and where excreta are safely disposed of in situ or removed and treated offsite BASIC Use of improved facilities that are not shared with other households.
LIMITED: Use of improved facilities that are shared with other households.
UNIMPROVED: Use of pit latrines without a slab or platform, hanging latrines or bucket latrines.
OPEN DEFECATION: Disposal of human feces in fields, forests, bushes, open bodies of water, beaches or other open places, or with solid waste

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