92% of households in Cambodia get access to electricity: survey

  • Cambodia
  • Wednesday, 05 Apr 2023

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua): Ninety-two per cent of households in Cambodia have access to electricity, including 99 per cent in urban areas and 88 per cent in rural areas, said the 2021-2022 Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey released on Tuesday (April 4).

"Nearly all of the household population use clean fuels and technologies for lighting, including electricity, solar lanterns, battery-powered or rechargeable flashlights and lanterns, as well as biogas lamps," the survey said.

It also found that 92 per cent of households own a mobile phone, 52 per cent of households own a television, 17 per cent own a radio, and 10 per cent own a computer.

"Information Communication Technology (ICT) ownership is generally higher in urban areas, except for radios, which are more common in rural areas," the survey said.

Some 12 per cent of women and 6 per cent of men aged 15-49 have no education, the survey said, adding that half of women and 58 per cent of men have some secondary education or higher, and 81 per cent of women and 86 per cent of men aged 15-49 are literate.

Currently, women in the South-East Asian nation have an average of 2.7 children, it said, adding that fertility has declined from 3.8 children per woman in 2000 to 2.7 children per woman in 2022.

Childhood mortality rates have steadily declined, the survey said, adding that since 2000, under-5 mortality has declined from 124 deaths per 1,000 live births to the current rate of 16 deaths per 1,000 live births.

Jointly undertaken by the Planning Ministry's National Institute of Statistics and the Ministry of Health, the survey was conducted on 19,496 women and 8,825 men across the country.

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