The Living Conditions of Households in South Africa 2008/2009 is based on the results of the Living Conditions Survey (LCS) conducted in September 2008 to August 2009. This was the first LCS ever conducted by Stats SA. The next LCS will be conducted in 2013/14.
This report provides information on the living circumstances of households in South Africa with special reference to spending patterns of households on different expenditure items. The report provides information on indicators such as average annual household expenditure, share of the bottom quintile to total household expenditure as well as in-kind expenditure such as free electricity, free water, etc. These indicators are derived using household expenditure data collected from households through the use of diaries and household questionnaire.