|Human Settlements Basic Statistics 1997
United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (HABITAT)
|The designations employed and the presentation of the
material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion
whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning
the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities,
or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
The term "country" as used in this publication also refers, as appropriate, to territories or area.
The designations "more developed" and "less developed" regions are intended for statistical convenience and do not necessarily express a judgement about the stage reached by a particular country or area in the development process. (More developed regions comprise Northern America, Japan, Europe, Australia-New Zealand. Less developed regions comprise Africa, Latin America, Asia(excluding Japan), Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia).
The Human Settlements Basic Statistics (HSBS) pocketbook aims at providing a quick and easy reference of general information on human settlements statistics for policy-makers, researchers and the general public. With a view to making the booklet compact, footnotes are not shown. Therefore, for more information on data, reference to the computerized database indicated below is recommended.
The statistics used for this publication are stored in a computerized database called Human Settlements Statistical Database, version4 (HSDB4). HSDB4 is a practical tool for analyzing human settlements conditions and trends, and covers a wider range of variables and years than this publication.
HSBS and HSDB are the result of a continuous effort of the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) to improve statistical capacity in the field of human settlements. Interested users and readers are therefore encouraged to submit comments and suggestions for improvement. Furthermore, it would be appreciated if statistical information could be provided to improve the data coverage. Comments, suggestions or requests for HSDB4 should be addressed to:
Coordinator, Statistics Programme
United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat)
P.O. Box 30030
This booklet contains statistical information published by the following organizations which are acknowledged herewith with thanks. The Population Division and the Statistics Division of the Department for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis of the United Nations, the World Bank, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).