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Indicator 6.1.1 – Drinking water

A safely managed service is defined as an improved drinking water source that is located on the premises and available when needed, and free of faecal and priority chemical contamination. Improved water sources include piped water, boreholes or tubewells, protected dug wells, protected springs and packaged or delivered water.

  • 71 % of the world’s population use a safely managed drinking water service (SDG indicator 6.1.1), based on reporting in 2017
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Global status of Indicator 6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water service (%) (2017)

Proportion of population (%)

Progress over time for Indicator 6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water service (%)

Trend

SDG Progress Report

Global target: of people have access to safe water.
Current status: % has access to safe water.
Current rate of progress between -1 and : % of the world population gained access to safe drinking water.
Rate of progress required to reach target: % of population need to gain access to safe water per year.
On track to reach target:
With current rate of progress, target will be reached by year:

Status in different countries (or areas) on Indicator 6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water service (%) (2017)

  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Eastern and South-Eastern Asia
  • Central and Southern Asia
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Europe and Northern America
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Oceania (excluding Australia and New Zealand)
  • Northern Africa and Western Asia

Status in different SDG regions on Indicator 6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water service (%) (2017)

Status on different components of Indicator 6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water service (%) (2017)

Source data Indicator 6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water service (%)

Country (or area), regional and world data for the latest year of reporting: 2005 - 2017

Country (or area), SDG region, world 6.1.1 Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water service (%)
YearSafely managed serviceAt least basic serviceBasic serviceLimitedUnimprovedSurface water
Afghanistan201767.0631911
Albania20177021540
Algeria201793.56510
American Samoa20171387000
Andorra2017919000
Angola201755.84101915
Anguilla201797.48030
Antigua and Barbuda201796.74030
Argentina2016100000
Armenia20178614000
Aruba201697.87020
Australia2017100000
Austria2017991000
Azerbaijan20177418350
Bahamas201798.89010
Bahrain2017991000
Bangladesh20175542200
Barbados201798.49010
Belarus2017952300
Belgium20171000000
Belize201797.99100
Benin201766.4110204
Bermuda2017100000
Bhutan20173661200
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)201792.85025
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba2005100000
Bosnia and Herzegovina2017897400
Botswana201790.34722
Brazil2016-201798.19021
British Virgin Islands2017100000
Brunei Darussalam2017100000
Bulgaria2005-2017973000
Burkina Faso201747.8928231
Burundi201760.8320155
Cabo Verde201787.08940
Cambodia2017265301011
Cameroon201760.3816167
Canada2017991000
Cayman Islands201696.13040
Central African Republic201646.3322293
Chad201738.7017396
Channel Islands2017922060
Chile2017991000
China201792.85060
China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region20171000000
China, Macao Special Administrative Region20171000000
Colombia20177324002
Comoros201780.171180
Congo2017452810106
Cook Islands2017100000
Costa Rica2017946000
Côte d'Ivoire201737366156
Croatia2007-20179010000
Cuba201795.33220
Curaçao2017100000
Cyprus20171000000
Czechia2017982000
Democratic People's Republic of Korea20176728050
Democratic Republic of the Congo201743.2412369
Denmark2017973000
Djibouti201775.631572
Dominica201596.50040
Dominican Republic201796.69021
Ecuador20177519033
Egypt2017100000
El Salvador201797.39002
Equatorial Guinea201764.673266
Eritrea201651.85181317
Estonia2017937000
Eswatini201769.019913
Ethiopia2017113028229
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)201795.02050
Faroe Islands2017100000
Fiji201793.79042
Finland20171000000
France2017982000
French Guiana2017913060
French Polynesia2017100000
Gabon201785.77833
Gambia201777.999130
Georgia20178018020
Germany20171000000
Ghana20173645846
Gibraltar20171000000
Greece20171000000
Greenland2017973000
Grenada2017879103
Guadeloupe2017973000
Guam20171000000
Guatemala20175638132
Guinea201761.9018911
Guinea-Bissau201766.637260
Guyana201795.54112
Haiti201765.4710250
Honduras201794.83050
Hungary20179010000
Iceland20171000000
India201792.67060
Indonesia201789.34182
Iran (Islamic Republic of)2017923230
Iraq20175938101
Ireland2017970030
Isle of Man2017973000
Israel20171000000
Italy2017955000
Jamaica201790.65522
Japan2017982000
Jordan2017945000
Kazakhstan2017906230
Kenya201758.9291220
Kiribati201771.620280
Kuwait20171000000
Kyrgyzstan20176819229
Lao People's Democratic Republic201716660143
Latvia2017953000
Lebanon20174845700
Lesotho201768.6510147
Liberia201772.958613
Libya201798.53010
Liechtenstein20171000000
Lithuania2017926020
Luxembourg20171000000
Madagascar201754.4013213
Malawi201768.832092
Malaysia2007-2017933030
Maldives2017100000
Mali201778.265152
Malta20171000000
Marshall Islands201788.491100
Martinique2017991000
Mauritania201770.7014160
Mauritius2017100000
Mayotte20178413003
Mexico20174357000
Micronesia (Federated States of)2014-201778.570217
Monaco20171000000
Mongolia20172460287
Montenegro2017943300
Montserrat201596.58030
Morocco20177017463
Mozambique201755.69151613
Myanmar201781.77099
Namibia201782.54746
Nauru2017100000
Nepal20172762372
Netherlands20171000000
New Caledonia2017973000
New Zealand20171000000
Nicaragua201752302143
Niger201750.2715314
Nigeria201720517157
Niue2017971020
North Macedonia20178112600
Northern Mariana Islands20179010000
Norway2017982000
Oman2017902800
Pakistan20173556062
Palau2017100000
Panama201796.38210
Papua New Guinea201741.332651
Paraguay20176436000
Peru20175041153
Philippines20174747250
Poland20171000000
Portugal2017955000
Puerto Rico2017943030
Qatar2017964000
Republic of Korea2017982000
Republic of Moldova20177316190
Réunion2017964000
Romania20178218000
Russian Federation2007-20177621020
Rwanda201757.7122146
Saint Helena20178911000
Saint Kitts and Nevis201398.97010
Saint Lucia201798.16200
Saint Pierre and Miquelon2017838090
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2016-201795.15050
Samoa20175939020
San Marino20171000000
Sao Tome and Principe201784.291203
Saudi Arabia2017100000
Senegal201780.683160
Serbia201775111400
Seychelles201796.25004
Sierra Leone2017105191614
Singapore20171000000
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)201795.07050
Slovakia20171000000
Slovenia2017982000
Solomon Islands201767.7861512
Somalia201752.4431143
South Africa201792.68323
South Sudan201740.6834179
Spain2017982000
Sri Lanka201789.42362
State of Palestine2008-201796.83031
Sudan201760.272749
Suriname2016-201795.42134
Sweden20171000000
Switzerland2017955000
Syrian Arab Republic2012-201797.22200
Tajikistan201748332214
Thailand2017100000
Timor-Leste201778.342154
Togo201765.1361613
Tokelau2017100000
Tonga2017100000
Trinidad and Tobago201798.18100
Tunisia2017934220
Turkey201798.88000
Turkmenistan2017945100
Turks and Caicos Islands201794.32060
Tuvalu2017100000
Uganda201774232127
Ukraine2017922600
United Arab Emirates201798.05200
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland20171000000
United Republic of Tanzania201756.73111814
United States of America20171000000
United States Virgin Islands201798.72010
Uruguay2017100000
Uzbekistan20175939002
Vanuatu20174447108
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)201795.72021
Viet Nam201794.72050
Wallis and Futuna Islands2017100000
Yemen201763.472944
Zambia201759.968249
Zimbabwe201764.0513167
Australia and New Zealand2017100000
Central and Southern Asia20176032051
Eastern and South-Eastern Asia201792.99050
Europe and Northern America2017954000
Latin America and the Caribbean20177422021
Northern Africa and Western Asia201791.96521
Oceania (excluding Australia and New Zealand)201755.072638
Sub-Saharan Africa2017273413188
World20177119362
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