HOUSING STATUS & TRENDS
In 1971 there were 702 houses in Jiribam town which increased to 1189 in 1991. The number of houses increased to 1282 in 2001. According to Household survey conducted by the Jiribam Municipal Council there were 1406 houses in 2006 in the Jiribam town.
Except few houses most of the houses are kutcha/thatched roofed houses. As per the Socio- Economic survey conducted by the JMC in 2006, there were 149 pucca, 255 semi-pucca and 770 kutcha houses. There are no organized residential colonies at Jiribam. There are a few organized but isolated residential colonies for government employees. They are sparsely built up and these colonies are attractive to look at, and also healthy to live in but are very much ill planned to provide the facilities of a standard neighbourhood. Actually, the pattern of residential development does not provide Jiribam town with an urban scale which should have contained hierarchy of facilities at different levels. The Table below gives the prevailing housing conditions in the town.
( Source :Household Survey, 2006 by JMC;)