Cyprus was among 19 EU Member States where the share of dwellings with no flushing toilet was below 1% according to figures released by Eurostat on Tuesday on the occasion of World Toilet Day,
Eurostat said that in 2018, an estimated 2.1% of people in the European Union (EU) lived in a dwelling without its own indoor flushing toilet. This represents a decrease of 1.2 percentage points compared with 2010 (3.3%).
More than one in four people in Romania reported that their household did not have an indoor flushing toilet (27.7%). This was by far the highest share amongst the EU Member States. Romania was followed by Bulgaria (15.3%), Lithuania (10.6%), Latvia (9.9%) and Estonia (5.3%).
In contrast, the share of dwellings with no flushing toilet was below 1% in 19 EU Member States, with the lowest shares in Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Sweden (close to 0%).
In Cyprus the share in 2018 was 0.5%.
Note: 2018 data of the EU have been estimated.
This news item is published on the occasion of World Toilet Day (November 19).