In Hyderabad rapid economic growth, rising population and rapid urbanization have resulted in a regular increased demand for housing infrastructure. According to a current survey it is estimated that around 290,000 housing units are present in Hyderabad District at this juncture. Around 60% are occupied by middle and lower socio-economic classes in congested part of old city area, urban slums (Katchi abadi) and villages. Average household size of urban part of these areas is above 7 persons per household. There are some other salient features of current housing situation in Hyderabad as under:


  • Housing and other basic civic services are substandard in most of the localities in Hyderabad.
  • The problem multiplied with increased intensity of population in urban areas. Despite the quantitative increase in the housing stock over successive decades, the housing situation in Hyderabad continuous to be unsatisfactory.
  • The gap in demand and supply of housing stock has increased, causing over crowding in existing housing colonies and formation of slums.
  • In the former Hyderabad District around 77 percent of the housing units were owned houses in the district. It was higher at 81.67 percent in rural areas as compared to 71.24 percent in urban areas. The percentage of rent free houses were 14.07 in the whole district slightly higher at 16.9 in rural areas as compared to 10.73 in urban areas. Almost similar proportional situation lies in the present Hyderabad.
  • In 1998 there was a total backlog of 5,340 Housing Units out of that 4,013 units were required only in Urban Talukas of the District.
  • Total Housing units Shortage is computed as backlog in 1998, plus additional required Housing Units in the interval of 1998-2007 and plus increase in the requirement of dwelling Units in the period of twenty years i-e 2007-2027, which gives additional requirement of 127,767 Housing units for Hyderabad Urban.
  • Housing Shortage is Projected and computed for Rural Taluka of Hyderabad District from year 2007 to year 2027, which is 25,400 Housing units.
  • In 2007 total number of Household in Hyderabad Urban areas was 246,433 and expected to increase 374,200 in 2027 with an annual average uniform growth rate of 6 percent.
  • Households headed by working age person are estimated to be 211,810 in 2007 makes 90 percent of total Household heads this percentage is expected to decline to 84.45 percent. This is mainly due to expected increase in life expectancy. There will be minor decline in male headship rates from 0.93 to 0.91 percent.
  • Commercialization and Speculation factors are very high that is making the land unaffordable and promoting unhealthy lifestyles in slums.


There are several development and municipal agencies with private developers who are responsible for the current conditions of living in Hyderabad including Hyderabad Development Authority, Katchi Abadi Authority, Provincial Directorate of Town Planning, TMAs and several organizational and individual developers.


District Government Hyderabad is well aware of the situation and trying to its level best for overcoming the shortfalls and increasing the standard of livelihood through various intervention programs. Development of Kohsar phases and announcement of Gulistan-e-Sarmast housing schemes are the evidence of immediate relief projects by current District Government. A mega project of Hyderabad Master Plan is another initiative of District Government that will normalize the housing situation and fulfill the required demand by providing a number of expansion scenarios and will accommodate more than 1 million populations.




Hyderabad District Land use

Hyderabad District settlement Pattern

Hyderabad District Population Density

Hyderabad City Land use