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21% of dwellings in Latvia do not have a bath or a shower

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUAccording to results of the Population and Housing Census 2011 on the availability of utilitarian conveniences and of public utilities compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, an average 79% of dwellings in Latvia have a bath or shower.

In Riga region 90% of dwellings have a bath or shower, in Pierīga region – 82%, in Kurzeme region – 77%, in Zemgale region – 75%, in Vidzeme region – 67%, and in Latgale region – 64%. The largest share of dwellings inhabited with a bath or shower is in Vangaži, in Olaine and in Seda – 98% of dwellings, but the smallest – in Susāji parish (10%), in Piedruja parish (11%), in Pededze and Kalnieši parish (14%), according to data compiled by CSB.

On average 89% of dwellings inhabited in Latvia are with water pipe. The largest share of dwellings inhabited with water pipe is in Vangaži, in Olaine and in Seda – 100%, but the smallest – in Susāji parish (15%), in Zaļesje parish (28%) and in Vecumi parish (30%). In Riga region 99% of dwellings have a water pipe, in Pierīga region – 91%, in Kurzeme region – 89%, in Zemgale region – 85%, in Vidzeme region – 80%, and in Latgale region – 77%.

On average 80% of inhabited dwellings in Latvia have a flush toilet. The largest share of inhabited dwellings with flush toilet is in Vangaži, in Olaine and in Seda – 98%, but the smallest – in Susāji parish (8%), in Aknīste parish (9%) and in Jaunjelgava parish (14%). In Riga region 92% of inhabited dwellings have a flush toilet, in Pierīga region – 83%, in Kurzeme region – 78%, in Zemgale region – 75%, in Latgale region – 67% and in Vidzeme region – 66%.

On average 70% of dwellings are heated with central heating, but 28% – with stove heating. The largest share of dwellings inhabited with central heating as main type of heating is in Olaine (99%), in Vangaži (98%) and in Aizkraukle (97%), but the smallest – in Ķepova parish (0%), in Andzeļi parish (1%) and in Lauderi parish (3%). Stove heating as the main type of heating prevails in Ķepova parish (99%), in Andzeļi parish (98%) and in Ilūkste county Pilskalne parish (96%), but it is used the least – in Vangaži and in Olaine (1%) and in Aizkraukle (2%).

In Latvia on average 73% of dwellings inhabited are located in apartment buildings and 23% – in individual houses. The largest share of existing dwellings inhabited in individual houses is in Sīļukalns parish (97%) and in Susāji parish (96%), but the smallest – in Olaine (0%), in Zilaiskalns parish (2%) and in Seda (3%). The largest share of existing dwellings inhabited in apartment buildings is in Olaine (99%), in Zilaiskalns parish (97%), in Aizkraukle and in Riga (95%), but the smallest – in Jaunjelgava parish (0%), in Kalnieši parish and in Sīļukalns parish (3%).

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