Category Archives: Households

What municipalities say about service delivery: the supply-side approach

What municipalities say about service delivery: the supply-side approach

If you are interested in the extent of service delivery in South Africa, it might be good to know that it can be measured from two different fronts. In most instances, the extent of service delivery is measured from the demand side. Surveys such as the Population Census, Community Survey (CS) and General Household Survey   read more »


Media Invite: Non-financial Census of Municipalities

6 June 2016 Statistician-General releases the results of the non-financial census of municipalities for 2015 The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the Non-financial census of municipalities for the year ended June 2015 (NFCM) statistical release at a media briefing to be held on Tuesday, 07 June 2016. The NFCM measures selected   read more »


Media Release: General Household Survey (GHS) 2015

Media Release                                                                                                 2 June 2016 General Household Survey (GHS) 2015   More people continued to rely on state coffers as the percentage of individuals that benefited from social grants increased from 12,7% in 2003 to 30,1% in 2015. The percentage of households that received at least one grant increased from 29,9% to 45,5% in   read more »


Facts you might not know about social grants

Facts you might not know about social grants

Data from Stats SA’s latest Financial statistics of national government report1 provides some insights into government spending on social grants. Below are just two examples about the grant spending social welfare system in South Africa. Fact 1: For every R100 national government spends on social grants, R42 goes to family and children grants; R41 goes   read more »


Statistician-General releases the findings of the General Household Survey, 2015

MEDIA INVITE 20 May 2016 The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release a report on the findings of the General Household Survey, 2015. The survey provides the latest statistics on education, health, the labour market, dwellings, access to services and facilities, transport, and the quality of life in South Africa. The media   read more »


Mapping diversity: an exploration of our social tapestry

Mapping diversity: an exploration of our social tapestry

These maps show, in a powerful way, the patterns of racial neighbourhood integration and segregation across South Africa’s largest cities. Municipalities have become more racially integrated, according to a chapter in the recently released General Household Survey (GHS) report on housing1. However, the legacy of apartheid still has a hold on the social structure of   read more »


South Africa’s CPI reveals how volatile inflation hurts the poorest

Patrick Kelly, Executive Manager for Price Statistics, provides some insights into how inflation affects the most vulnerable. The combined effect of the severe drought and the depreciation of the rand drove annual food inflation to 9,8% in March, its highest level in four years. Periods of high food inflation often spark an outpouring of concern   read more »


GHS Series Volume VII: Housing from a human settlement perspective

Media Release                                                                                                                                                                    20 April 2016   GHS Series Volume VII: Housing from a human settlement perspective In-depth analysis of General Household Survey (2002-2014) and Census (1996-2011) data   The number of households living in formal dwellings across the country has increased from 76% in 2002 to 80% 2014 which signifies that the   read more »


Vulnerable Groups Series I:  The Social Profile of Youth, 2009–2014

Vulnerable Groups Series I: The Social Profile of Youth, 2009–2014

Media Release 18 April 2016 Vulnerable Groups Series I: The Social Profile of Youth, 2009–2014   According to the Vulnerable Groups Series I: the social profile of youth, 2009-2014 the number of young people living below the poverty line decreased across all provinces; with Free State, Limpopo, and Northern Cape leading the pack with declines   read more »


Statistician-General to release report on housing from a human settlement perspective

Media Invite 18 April 2016   Statistician-General to release report GHS Series Volume VII: Housing from a human settlement perspective The Statistician-General will deliver a profile on housing and human settlement in the country through the lens of the General Household Survey. The series GHS Volume VII: Housing from a human settlement perspective report provides   read more »