Table 12.3: TYPE OF LIGHTING USED BY HOUSEHOLDS, CENSUS 2006
Locality Type of lighting
  Total households Electric Lamp or similar Not stated
Republic                         46,194                      43,615                                  620                         1,959
Male'                         14,107                      12,658                                       1                         1,448
Atolls                         32,087                      30,957                                  619                             511
 HA                            2,425                         2,040                                  359                               26
 HDh                            2,988                         2,945                                    30                               13
 Sh                            2,099                         2,080                                    15                                 4
 N                            1,811                         1,730                                    71                               10
 R                            2,538                         2,472                                    58                                 8
B                            1,552                         1,523                                       5                               24
Lh                            1,449                         1,419                                    13                               17
K                            1,526                         1,452                                       5                               69
 AA                               774                            759                                       1                               14
A Dh                            1,060                         1,043                                       4                               13
V                               260                            246                                       1                               13
M                               793                            777                                       2                               14
F                               567                            551                                       1                               15
Dh                               768                            756                                       2                               10
Th                            1,454                         1,395                                       2                               57
 L                            1,970                         1,869                                    20                               81
GA                            1,472                         1,433                                       6                               33
GDh                            2,145                         2,099                                    14                               32
Gn                            1,332                         1,300                                       4                               28
S                            3,104                         3,068                                       6                               30
Source: Department of National Planning