Table 4.3:  OWNERSHIP OF SELECTED HOUSEHOLD GOODS, CENSUS 2006
                             
Household appliances Transport and communication
Locality Total  Sattelite/
Households Washing machine Refrigerators Air conditioner Bicycle Motor cycle Car/Jeep Mobile phone  Fixed line TV  cable TV connection Computer News paper Internet
Republic             46,194                        38,716              27,587                     2,918        18,939            11,464          1,583               38,300         11,826    39,235                         23,239           12,738            3,288            3,670
Male'             14,107                        11,729              11,319                     2,454          2,358              7,289          1,094               12,551           6,995    12,148                            6,815             7,788            2,532            2,874
Atolls             32,087                        26,987              16,268                        464        16,581              4,175              489               25,749           4,831    27,087                         16,424             4,950                756               796
HA               2,425                          1,983                    939                          14          1,237                  103                  4                 1,944                 11       1,957                               847                 206                  41                  18
HDh               2,988                          2,448                 1,350                          29          2,257                  334                44                 2,339              780       2,551                            1,391                 420                  87                  66
Sh               2,099                          1,867                    902                             9          1,230                  197                10                 1,761              213       1,847                            1,038                 276                  15                    5
N               1,811                          1,604                    789                             9          1,164                    62                11                 1,440                 12       1,494                            1,101                 200                  26                    3
R               2,538                          2,141                 1,180                          13          1,378                  179                12                 2,031                 11       2,139                            1,528                 305                    9                    7
B               1,552                          1,342                    808                          22              639                    78                  7                 1,216              270       1,316                               942                 276                  23                  27
Lh               1,449                          1,255                    642                          17              405                    54                  3                 1,237                 15       1,246                            1,092                 337                  41                  77
K               1,526                          1,306                    956                          83              640                  153                19                 1,356                 58       1,323                               837                 271                  45                  43
AA                  774                             675                    447                          14              311                    88                  4                    691                 10          654                               573                 104                    4                    5
ADh               1,060                             919                    612                          26              364                    57                  6                    929                 22          888                               610                 186                  25                  18
V                  260                             225                    160                             6                67                      1                 -                      241                   8          230                               100                   65                   -                      3
M                  793                             646                    438                          16              330                    30                  1                    652                   6          660                               274                   66                  19                    3
F                  567                             505                    228                             7              237                    33                  4                    418                   6          465                                 67                   62                    7                    2
Dh                  768                             666                    436                          16              415                    73                  7                    659                 12          673                               249                 156                  15                  23
Th               1,454                          1,198                    680                          12              584                    49                  6                 1,193                   8       1,198                               798                 164                  32                  11
L               1,970                          1,632                    997                          23          1,123                  363                77                 1,492                 26       1,611                               949                 192                  43                  11
GA               1,472                          1,178                    771                          20              645                  153                12                 1,190                   6       1,234                               913                 211                    5                    5
GDh               2,145                          1,598                 1,059                          29              843                  249                30                 1,551              399       1,693                               903                 309                  59                  48
Gn               1,332                          1,191                    872                          24              883                  654                39                 1,075              848       1,178                               610                 316                  28                  92
S               3,104                          2,608                 2,002                          75          1,829              1,265              193                 2,334           2,110       2,730                            1,602                 828                232               329
Source:Department of National  Planning