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NEPAL LIVING STANDARDS SURVEY – III (NLSS-III

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Press Release (August 08, 2011) MAIN FINDINGS

Government of Nepal National Planning commission Secretariat Central Bureau of Statistics

NEPAL LIVING STANDARDS SURVEY
 First Round (NLSS-I)

: 1995/96  Second Round (NLSS-II) : 2003/04  Third Round (NLSS-III) : 2010/11

SAMPLING SUMMARY NLSS-III Sample Cross Sectional Component Panel Component 1995/96 2003/04 2010/11 Sample frame Cross sectional component PSU selected H-holds selected H-holds enumerated Panel component PSU selected HH selected H-holds tracked PopCen '91 PopCen '01 PopCen '01 275 3388 3373 334 4008 3912 100 1232 1160 500 6000 5988 100 1200 1142 .

6 .3 19 .6 5 2 .5 9 7 .7 13 .8 9 5 .6 8 4 .6 9 2 .2 5 .6 3 6 .14 ye a rs ( %) P o p u la t io n a g e d 15 .1 8 5 .8 7 .0 5 .5 9 ye a rs ( %) P o p u la t io n a g e d 6 0 + ye a rs ( %) S e x R a t io D e p e n d e n c y R a t io H o u s e h o ld s iz e F e m a le h e a d e d h o u s e h o ld s ( %) 19 9 5 / 9 6 2 0 0 3 / 0 4 2 0 10 / 11 4 2 .2 9 .4 5 0 .6 3 9 .9 2 6 .4 4 .3 8 9 .8 6 .DEMOGRAPHY S e le c t e d Va ria b le s P o p u la t io n a g e d 0 .7 5 4 .

4 37.7 .2 81.6 2003/04 2010/11 91.1 70.6 5.9 83.7 89.4 0.2 8.0 17.0 72.3 7.2 38.7 56.HOUSING AND HOUSEHOLD FACILITIES Selected variables House Owner (percent of h-holds) House Renter (percent of h-holds) Households with access to electricity (%) H-holds with access to safe drinking water (%) H-holds using LPG for cooking (%) Households with access to toilet (%) Households using greater than 15 ppm iodine salt (%) Households using 0 ppm salt (%) 1995/96 93.1 21.7 7.2 14.8 69.8 2.

0 2010/11 94.0 44.0 .8 60.4 44.0 33.7 34.8 53.ACCESS TO FACILITIES (within 30 minutes) Primary school Health Center Cooperative Agricultural center Commercial Bank Haat bazar Market center Paved road Dirt road vehicle passable Bus stop 1995/96 88.9 64.7 31.7 51.9 24.7 66.9 27.4 24.8 33.2 24.7 73.6 53.8 39.1 2003/04 91.7 41.4 37.5 20.2 67.0 79.8 25.9 42.2 58.4 61.

2 51.9 72.6 44.5 19.5 38. both sexes Male Female Literacy (15 years and above).7 2010/11 60. both sexes Male Female Net enrollment rate (primary level) Attendance in Private school/college (percent) 37.4 56.EDUCATION AND LITERACY 1995/96 Literacy (6 years and above).6 53.5 33.5 78 26.2 24.6 63.8 72 16.9 48.8 52.5 2003/04 50.5 71.4 57 7.8 .4 35.0 64.

6 .0 20.6 64.8 21.4 57.4 33.8 59.0 13.7 9.1 3.2 7.HEALTH Percent of population with chronic illness Percent of population with acute illness (within 30 days) Immunization status of children (below five years of age) Percent fully immunized Percent partially immunized Percent not immunized Percent of population (10 years and above) who have heard of HIV/AIDS Percentage of population with disability 1995/96 2003/04 2010/11 6.5 5.4 11.0 42.0 36.1 2.1 59.1 33.

7 32.0 2010/11 3.MATERNITY AND FAMILY PLANNING Description Total fertility rate (TFR) Percent of Pregnant woman receiving prenatal checkup Percent of Mothers receiving post natal checkup Married women (15-49 years) having knowledge about family planning methods Couples who are currently using family planning methods Percent of married couples who are using Vasectomies Laparoscopy/minilab 1995/96 5.1 12.3 19.8 58.9 76.7 14.7 38.5 82.5 .6 57.1 14.8 33.6 39.2 19.0 59.1 2003/04 3.4 78.

2 7.9 21.8 12.Migration and absentees Percent of migrant (lifetime migration) population Male Female Percent of migrants from Rural areas Urban areas Outside Nepal 2003/04 2010/11 36.0 11.7 81.6 20.8 .8 50.1 50.3 81.6 36.5 5.

1 52.8 10.8 27.6 32.Migration and absentees Absentees (all ages) as a percentage of total population (including absentees abroad) Male Female Within Nepal Outside Nepal Percent of households having at least 1 absentee Within the country Abroad 2003/04 2010/11 20.3 29.9 56.9 43.8 .

8 259 51 208 9.100 2010/11 55.1 4.4 .9 46 11 35 2.REMITTANCES Description Percent of all households receiving remittances Total amount of remittance received (In billion nominal NRs.245 78.) Within Nepal From Abroad Per-capita remittance for all Nepal (NRs) Primary use of remittance (%) Daily Consumption Repay loans Household Property Education Capital Formation 1995/96 23.9 7.5 2.4 13 6 7 625 2003/04 31.5 3.

8 2010/11 76.AGRICULTURE Selected Variables Agricultural households (%) Average size of agriculture land (in hectares) Irrigated land area (%) Holding operating less than 0.4 51.7 54.6 40.1 39.3 44.5 hectare (% of total holding) 1995/96 1.9 0.3 0.8 54.1 2003/04 79.6 .

848 4183 5647 6786 7960 9230 10913 13179 16144 22479 62037 34.) All Nepal Poorest (First) Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth Ninth Richest (Tenth) 6802 2152 2987 3608 4178 4777 5506 6483 7812 10220 20263 15.829 11093 15241 17893 20744 24238 28270 33196 40730 54203 102772 2003/04 2010/11 .CONSUMPTION 1995/96 Nominal per capita consumption Deciles (in NRs.

6 4.6 3.CONSUMPTION 1995/96 Share of Nominal per capita consumption Poorest (first) Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth Ninth Richest (Tenth) 3.4 5.3 10.8 2.5 11.0 8.2 14.1 6.6 29.7 15.2 4.0 7.3 5.1 9.4 15.6 11.0 8.9 8.8 6.1 9.1 29.1 3.0 6.0 5.2 39.4 5.5 2003/04 2010/11 .4 7.2 4.

CONSUMPTION 2003/04 Nominal hhs consumption Share of food Share of housing Share of education Share of other non-foods 83593 59.0 9.5 11.0 5.5 2.2 .7 2010/11 170735 61.3 22.8 28.

003 40.7 37.732 2003/04 80.INCOME 1995/96 Nominal average household income in NRs.1 43.8 27. All Nepal Poorest 20% of population Richest 20% of population Share of farm income in household income (%) Non-farm income Other income 7.486 47.374 .149 27.325 61 22 16 15.888 94.111 2010/11 202.690 2.659 15. Nominal average per capita income in NRs.5 41.2 35.020 19.162 4.6 24.

4 70.3 19.5 7.3 12.7 .8 61.7 9.8 77.9 12.EMPLOYMENT Percentage of employed population (during past 7 days) Percentage of not active population (during past 7 days) Labor force Participation rate (during past 7 days) Unemployment rate (during past 7 days) Share of main sectors of employment Wage agriculture Self agriculture Wage non-agriculture Self non-agriculture Extended economic work 1995/96 67.6 4.4 2010/11 78.2 2.7 10.3 9.6 12.2 9.1 2.9 80.3 22.3 10.8 6.8 64.2 3.2 29.2 70.7 2003/04 74.

WAGE EMPLOYMENT Description share of agriculture sector in wage employment share of non-agriculture sector in wage employment Mode of payment (%) Daily in agriculture Daily in non-agriculture Mean Daily wage (NRs.) Agriculture Non-agriculture 1995/96 2003/04 2010/11 53 37 35 47 63 65 98 65 40 74 88 47 75 133 97 50 170 263 .

NON FARM HOUSEHOLD ENTERPRISES Description Percentage of sample households with enterprises Percentage Share of Manufacturing Percentage Share of Trade Percentage Share of Service Percentage of Registered Enterprises Percentage of Enterprises Operating for 10 to 12 months 1995/96 2003/04 2010/11 24.6 29.7 .2 34.9 30.3 29.1 14.4 52.6 11.9 68.8 35.3 54.5 64.7 19.7 36.2 28.6 20.1 31.2 16.

4 7. etc) Purpose of household loans for business or farm work household loans for household consumption other personal uses household loans with land/house as collateral household loans with others as collateral household loans without collateral 61.8 66.2 39.3 58.8 8.7 2003/04 68.4 21.8 75.6 20.1 12.3 14.7 49.9 16.4 24.7 79.3 28. NGO.0 15.4 16.0 62.5 74.1 51.9 .1 13.7 15.8 26.2 46.1 26.1 10.5 4.HOUSEHOLD LOANS 1995/96 Percentage of households borrowing loans households having outstanding loans Percentage of household loans from banks household loans from money lenders household loans from relatives others(cooperative.5 29.0 54.8 3.7 43.2 30.1 2010/11 65.7 40.

7 22.0 15.2 40.1 57.5 16.6 31.6 58.4 67.7 18.6 35.INADEQUACY OF CONSUMPTION (HOUSEHOLDS PERCEPTION) 1995/96 Percent of households reporting Inadequancy: Food consumption Housing Clothing Health care Schooling Total Income 50.9 64.0 16.3 21.1 48.4 72.6 2003/04 2010/11 .6 28.7 45.

9 24.5 33.0 14.0 73.4 15.4 41.7 57.3 28.6 73.4 12.9 Fair 61.6 2010/11 Fair 71.4 58.8 11.7 6.9 14.3 11.1 55.0 44.2 15.7 11.0 8.2 71.1 Bad Good 22.0 82.4 17.1 13.7 18.8 55.4 24.5 22.0 42.0 24.0 12.1 45.7 Perception on health facility Perception on education facility Perception on drinking water Perception on electricity Perception on road facility Perception on post office facility Perception on telephone facility .1 52. with) 2003/04 Good 13.2 14.9 20.7 Bad 16.4 70.GOVERNMENT FACILITY (HOUSEHOLDS PERCEPTION) Category (Percent of hhlds.0 14.

1 43.age) Average number of months breastfed Average age at which the child was given supplementary food (age in months) Percent of exclusively breastfed children of age up to 6 months .1 16.5 14.6 Percent of stunted children (height –for-age) Percent of wasted children (weight –for.3 75.0 7.0 41.0 75.7 29.1 13.3 13.6 32.8 16.7 7.6 16.ANTHROPOMETRICS 2010/11 Male Female Total 40.0 7.7 31.height) Percent of underweight children (weight –for.9 75.

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