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Galle District

 

Housing and Non Housing Building Units Damaged by the Tsunami 2004

Galle District 

This report consists of 2 parts. Part 1 presents the housing characteristics of the damaged housing units and characteristics about the people who lived in those damaged housing units at the time of the Tsunami Census. Housing section covers height of the submerged sea water, condition of the toilet, availability of drinking water, material used for construction, number of rooms, floor area, ownership of the land, monthly income of the housing unit, economic activities existed within the unit and the loss incurred. In addition, demographic characteristics such as age, sex, education, injuries and deaths of the people who lived in the damaged housing units are also covered in this section. Part 2 presents the characteristics of non-housing units such as ownership, type of activity, number of employees and loss incurred. Following Table 1.1 shows the total number of building units (housing and non-housing) damaged due to Tsunami in Kalutara district of the Western province.     

Table 1.1: Number of Damaged Housing and Non Housing Building Units Due to Tsunami 2004 Galle District

      

Part 1

Characteristics of Housing Units and Persons Living in the Damaged Housing Units

Galle District

  • Total number of Divisional Secretary Divisions (DSD) in Kalutara District is 18.

  • Out of this, f this, 6 Divisional Secretary Divisions were affected by the Tsunami 2004

  • Affected Divisional Secretary Divisions are Bentota, Balapitiya, Ambalangoda, Hikkaduwa, Galle Four Gravets and Habaraduwa

  • The total number of Grama Niladhari Divisions (GND) in Galle District is 895.  

  • Out of this 132 (nearly 15.0%) GND were affected by the Tsunami 2004

GND is the smallest administrative unit in Sri Lanka.  In order to conduct Censuses these GN divisions were sub divided into 2 or 3 Census Blocks (CB). In the Tsunami Census, affected CB was identified if at least one damaged building unit was found in a CB.  Listing forms which contained all the housing and non-housing units in those CBs, were updated after Tsunami to identify the number of building units which were completely damaged, partially damaged (unusable) and partially damaged (usable). Following table 1.2 shows the percentage of housing units surveyed and listed which were identified as damaged units in the affected DS divisions of Galle district. It should be mentioned that the number of housing units was slightly less than the number that was listed in the Tsunami Census. To avoid complexities when analyzing data, the total number of housing units were obtained from those listed whereas percentages were computed using the surveyed number of housing units in this report wherever applicable.

Table 1.2: Percentage distribution of housing units surveyed and total housing units  listed by  type of damage in affected DS divisions : Galle District

 

Distribution of damaged housing units by distance to the sea

    

  • Tables from 1.3 to 1.9 show the distribution of damaged housing units in the affected DS and GN divisions by type of damage and distance   from  unit to the sea.

  •  In order to mark boundary line of 100m (which is called buffer zone) from the housing unit to the sea, staff of the Department of Census and  Statistics jointly worked with the staff of the Survey Department.

Table 1.3:

Distribution of damaged housing units in the affected DS divisions by type of damage and distance to the sea : Galle District

Table 1.4:

Distribution of damaged housing units in the affected GN divisions by type of damage and distance to the sea : Bentota DS Division of Galle District

Table 1.5:

Distribution of damaged housing units in the affected GN divisions by type of damage and distance to the sea : Balapitiya DS Division of Galle District

Table 1.6:

Distribution of damaged housing units in the affected GN divisions by type of damage and distance to the sea : Ambalangoda DS Division of Galle District.

Table 1.7:

Distribution of damaged housing units in the affected GN divisions by type of damage and distance to the sea : Hikkaduwa DS Division of Galle District

Table 1.8:

Distribution of damaged housing units in the affected GN divisions by type of damage and distance to the sea : Galle four Gravets DS Division of Galle District

Table 1.9:

Distribution of damaged housing units in the affected GN divisions by type of damage and distance to the sea : Habaraduwa DS Division of Galle District

Height of the Submerged Sea Water

As a result of the Tsunami, most of the housing units which were located along the coastal belt were submerged by the sea water. This section covers the highest height of the submerged sea water into the damaged housing units which were located in the affected DS divisions of Galle district. Tables 2.1a, 2.1b and 2.1c represent the height of the submerged sea water for completely damaged, unusable partially damaged and usable partially damaged housing units in Galle district respectively.  

Table 2.1a: Percentage distribution of completely damaged housing units in affected  DS divisions* by highest height  submerged by sea water: Galle District
Table 2.1b:

Percentage distribution of  partially damaged housing units (unusable) in affected DS  divisions* by highest height submerged by sea water : Galle District

Table 2.1c:

Percentage distribution of  partially damaged housing units (usable) in affected DS  divisions* by highest height submerged by sea water : Galle District

   

Condition of Toilet Facilities

 This section covers the condition of toilet facilities of the damaged housing units in the affected DS divisions of Galle district. Tables 2.2a, 2.2b and 2.2c present whether the toilet facilities were destroyed or not by affected DS divisions for completely damaged, unusable partially damaged and usable partially damaged housing units respectively.     

Table 2.2a:

Percentage distribution of completely damaged housing units in affected  DS divisions* by condition of the toilet facility : Galle District

Table 2.2b:

Percentage distribution of partially damaged housing units (unusable) in  affected DS divisions* by condition of the toilet facility :Galle District

Table 2.2c:

Percentage distribution of partially damaged housing units (usable) in affected DS divisions* by condition of the  toilet facility: Galle District

Availability of Drinking Water Facilities

This section covers the availability of drinking water facilities of the damaged housing units in the affected DS divisions of Galle district.  Tables 2.3a, 2.3b and 2.3c represent whether the drinking water facilities are available or not by affected DS divisions for completely damaged, unusable partially damaged and usable partially damaged housing units respectively.     

Table 2.3a

Percentage distribution of completely damaged housing units in affected DS divisions* by availability of drinking water facilities after Tsunami : Galle District 

Table 2.3b:

Percentage distribution of partially damaged housing units (unusable) in affected DS divisions* by availability of drinking water facilities  after Tsunami : Galle District

Table 2.3c

Percentage distribution of partially damaged housing units (usable) in affected DS divisions* by availability of drinking water  facilities after Tsunami : Galle District

Reasons for Not Having Drinking Water Facilities

This section covers the main reason for not having drinking water for the damaged housing units in the affected DS divisions of Galle district.  Tables 2.4a, 2.4b and 2.4c present the percentage distribution the housing units by reason for not having drinking water facilities at the time of the Tsunami Census by affected DS divisions for completely damaged, unusable partially damaged and usable partially damaged housing units respectively.  

Table 2.4a: Percentage distribution of completely damaged housing units  which did   not have drinking water facilities after Tsunami  by reason for not having  water  by affected DS divisions* of : Galle District
Table 2.4b:

Percentage distribution of partially damaged housing units  (unusable),  which did not have drinking water facilities after Tsunami by reason for not  having water by affected DS divisions* of : Galle District

Table 2.4c:

Percentage distribution of partially damaged housing units (usable), which did not have drinking water facilities after Tsunami by  reason for not having water by affected DS divisions* of : Galle District

Material Used for Construction

This section covers the material used for construction of the damaged housing units in the affected DS divisions of Galle district. Table 2.5 represents materials used for roof, walls and floor for all types of damaged housing units in the Galle district. Materials used for the construction of housing unit was considered permanent, if the roof, the walls and the floor were constructed using permanent material. Roof is considered permanent, if constructed using tiles / asbestos etc. Roof is considered temporary, if constructed using cadjan /tin sheets etc. Walls are considered permanent, if constructed using bricks /cement blocks etc. Walls are considered temporary, if constructed using mud, wood / tin sheets etc.  If any combination of materials other than ‘Permanent’ is considered as 'Temporary' in these tables.     

Table 2.5: Percentage distribution of damaged**housing units in affected DS divisions* by material used for construction: Galle District

Number of Rooms and the Floor Area of the Damaged Housing Units

This section covers the number of rooms and floor area of the damaged housing units in the affected DS divisions of Galle district. Tables 2.6 and 2.7 represent the percentage of damaged housing units by number of rooms and the floor area of the all types of damaged housing units in affected DS divisions respectively.     

Table 2.6:

Percentage distribution of the damaged** housing units in the affected DS divisions* by number of rooms in the unit:  Galle District

Table 2.7:

Percentage distribution of the damaged** housing units in the affected DS divisions*  By floor area of the housing unit:  Galle District

Ownership of the Land

This section presents information about the ownership of the land where the damaged housing units were located in the affected DS divisions of Galle district.

Table 2.8:

Percentage distribution of the damaged** housing units in the affected DS divisions* by ownership of the land : Galle District

Monthly Income of the Housing Units

This section covers the monthly income of damaged housing units in the affected DS divisions of Galle district.  This includes the total income of all income earners of the housing unit from all sources, before the Tsunami. Tables 2.9a, 2.9b and 2.9c represent  the monthly income of the damaged housing units in the affected DS divisions for completely damaged, unusable partially damaged and usable partially damaged housing units respectively.      

Table 2.9a:

Percentage distribution of completely damaged housing units in affected DS divisions* by reported monthly income of the housing unit : Galle District

Table 2.9b: Percentage distribution of partially damaged housing units (unusable) in  affected DS divisions* by reported monthly income of the housing unit :Galle District
Table 2.9c:

Percentage distribution of partially damaged housing units (usable) in affected   DS divisions* by reported monthly income of the housing unit : Galle District

 

Economic Activities Operated Within the Housing Unit

This section covers the information about functionality of economic activities which operated an economic activity within damaged housing units, value of loss incurred to those activities and number of workers engaged in those activities in the affected DS divisions of Galle district.  Tables 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 present this information respectively.          

Table 3.1: Percentage distribution of the damaged** housing units in affected DS divisions* which operated an economic activity within the unit according to the functionality of the activity : Galle District 
Table 3.2: Percentage distribution of value of the loss incurred to economic activity which  had an economic activity within the damaged** housing units in affected DS divisions* :Galle District
Table 3.3:

Percentage distribution of number of employees worked in the damaged**housing units of affected DS divisions* where an economic activity operated within the housing unit : Galle District

Demographic Characteristics of the People Living in the Damaged Housing Units

This section covers the demographic characteristics of members who are living in the damaged housing units in the affected DS divisions of Galle district.  A person was considered as a member of the housing unit if he/she was a usual resident of the housing unit when the Tsunami disaster occurred. They may be presently living in the housing unit or elsewhere such as a welfare center or a friend’s / relative’s house. Table 4.1 presents all the persons living in the damaged housing units in the affected DS divisions by sex. Children living in the damaged housing units who were below 5 years and below 10 years by sex are shown in tables 4.2 and 4.3 respectively.  Age distribution of the people living in the affected housing units by sex is given in table 4.4 while women in the reproductive age group is shown in the table 4.5. Table 4.6 presents the economic activity of the people who were engaged in before the Tsunami and ability to continue the same at the time of the Tsunami Census. Table 4.7 presents the distribution of children below 19 years of age at the time of the Tsunami Census by whether their parents are alive or not.   

Table 4.1:

Percentage distribution of all persons who are living in the damaged** housing units in affected DS divisions* by sex :Galle District

Table 4.2:

Percentage distribution of children under 5 years of age who  are living in the damaged** housing units in affected  DS  divisions* by sex :Galle District

Table 4.3:

Percentage distribution of children under 10 years of age who are living in the damaged** housing units in affected  DS divisions* by sex :Galle District

Table 4.4: Percentage distribution of the people who are living in the damaged** housing units in affected DS divisions* by age and sex :Galle District
Table 4.5:

Women in the reproductive age group (15-49) who are living in the damaged**  housing units in affected DS divisions* Galle District

Table 4.6: Distribution of employed persons in the damaged** housing units of the affected DS divisions* by the economic activity and ability to continue the same at the time of the Tsunami Census.: Galle District

Children Living With / Without Parents

 

This section covers the information of children below 19 years of age whose parents are alive or not. Some children are fortunate to   live with their parents while some children have lost one or both parents. It should be important to mention here that those parents who   have died may have died due to any other reasons than Tsunami.   

 

Table 4.7:

Distribution of children (below 19 years of age) living in the damaged** housing units in affected DS divisions* whose parents are alive or not by age group: Galle District

Whether Engaged in Education  Before and After Tsunami

This section inquires whether there was any disruption of education of the people due to Tsunami who were in the age group between 3 to 34 years and living in the damaged housing units of affected DS divisions. Since the event occurred at the end of the school year for 2004, there may be some new children who have just enrolled in the year 2005, during the period of Tsunami Census. Table 5.1 presents  this information.       

Table 5.1:

Engagement in educational activities of the persons (3-34 years) who are living in the damaged** housing units of affected DS divisions* before Tsunami and whether they are continuing educational activities after Tsunami  : Galle District

People Injured Due to Tsunami

If a person was disabled or injured or had a sickness due to Tsunami, information on such persons was collected at this census. This section covers the information about those injured people who are living in the damaged housing units in the affected DS divisions of Galle district. The information on main injury occurred was collected if there were more than one type of injury. Table 6.1 shows the percentage distribution of injured people by age and sex while the table 6.2 presents the distribution of injured people by type of injury and sex

Table 6.1:

Percentage distribution of persons injured due to Tsunami who  are living in the damaged** housing units in affected DS divisions* by age and sex : Galle District

Table 6.2:

Percentage distribution of persons injured due to Tsunami who were living in the damaged** housing units in affected DS divisions* by type of injury and sex : Galle District

 

People Dead / Disappeared of Damaged Housing Units

This section covers the number of people dead/disappeared who were living in the damaged housing units. There could be certain amount of under-reporting errors when collecting these information if there was no reliable respondents in those damaged housing units.   

Table 7.1:

Number of dead /disappeared persons lived in the damaged** housing units in affected DS divisions*Galle District

Table 7.2:

Distribution of dead /disappeared persons due to Tsunami who lived in the damaged** housing units in affected DS divisions* by age and sex : Galle District

Table 7.3:

Distribution of dead/disappeared persons due to Tsunami who lived in the damaged**   housing units in affected DS divisions* by their employment which they have engaged before death/disappearance :Galle District

Table 7.4:

Distribution of dead /disappeared persons who lived in the damaged** housing units of affected DS divisions* by type of  disability sex and age : Galle District

 

Part 2

Characteristics of building units other than housing units (non-housing units)

Galle District

This section covers the information about damages occurred to non-housing building units in the affected DS divisions of Galle district. There are 9 tables from 8.1 to 8.9 to show the percentage distribution for type of damage, distance from the beach to the building, type of unit, economic activity carried out prior to Tsunami, number of employees, material used for construction, floor area, ownership and estimated total loss by DS level in this section.   

Table 8.1:

Percentage distribution of buildings other than housing units damaged** in  affected DS divisions * by  type of damage  Galle  District

Table 8.2:

Percentage  distribution of buildings other than housing units damaged** in affected DS divisions * by distance from the sea to the building units: Kalutara District

Table 8.3: Percentage distribution of buildings other than housing units damaged** in affected DS divisions *by type of the unit : Galle District
Table 8.4: Percentage distribution of buildings other than housing units damaged** in affected DS divisions * by Economic activity    carried out prior to Tsunami : Galle District 
Table 8.5: Percentage distribution of buildings other than housing units damaged** in affected DS divisions * by  number of employees : Galle District
Table 8.6: Percentage distribution of buildings other than housing units damaged** in  affected DS divisions * by material used for construction of the building unit :Galle District
Table 8.7: Percentage distribution of buildings other than housing units damaged**  in affected DS divisions * by total floor area of  the unit : Galle District
Table 8.8: Percentage distribution of buildings other than housing units damaged** in affected DS divisions * by Ownership of the land: Galle District
Table 8.9: Percentage distribution of buildings other than housing units damaged** in affected DS divisions * by estimated value of the damage :Galle District 

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