New Delhi: While demand for housing in the city is growing by leaps and bounds every passing day, a report has revealed that about 64 per cent Delhiites (26.72 lakh) live in their own houses.
While 14.4 lakh residents (34 per cent) lived in rented accommodation, two per cent (0.88 lakh) fell in others category.
The survey, conducted from July 2011 to June, 2012, estimated that there are about 42.05 lakh households in Delhi. An average household size of 4.06 persons was also revealed during the said period.
Out of the total households, 0.99 lakh were in rural and 41.06 lakh in urban areas.
Location of the households also reflects the geographical concentration of the population.
The rural population accounts for 2.29 per cent and the urban populations constitutes 97.71 per cent.
Social group-wise break-up of households revealed that 24.16 per cent of the total households belonged to the Scheduled Castes category, 2.03 per cent to the Scheduled Tribes category, 14.77 per cent Other Backward Classes and 59.04 per cent belonged to Other Social Groups.
It is further observed that 67.77 per cent of the total household of Other Social Groups was in above Rs.3,000 monthly per capita expenditure (MPCE) class, while in case of Other Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes category households, it was 44.02 per cent, 26.87 per cent and 55.69 per cent respectively.
With the city hosting several migrants flocking to Delhi looking for employment opportunities, the distribution of occupation of household reveals that 56 per cent (23.43 lakh) were regular wages /salaried household, followed by 35 per cent (14.84 lakh) self-employed household.
Five per cent households (1.90 lakh) fell under the category of casual labour, while the remaining four per cent (1.87 lakh) were in other household category.