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
ADh                          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