Poverty in the Northern Cape

 

Poverty in the Northern Cape

Positive progress in poverty reduction

In terms of household income, the Northern Cape had the fourth highest average household income

There  have been positive developments in terms of poverty reduction since 2001 in the country; and in the Northern Cape the number of households that were multidimensionally poor dropped from 11.3 percent to 6.6 percent in 2016.

This is according to Stats SA’s Poverty and Inequality in South Africa report.
In terms of the South African Multidimensional Poverty Index, the four dimensions of poverty are health (child mortality), education (years of schooling and school attendance), living standards (lighting, heating, cooking, water, sanitation, dwelling, assets) and economic activity (unemployment).

According to the report, black African females and those aged between 0-17 years of age as well as those living in traditional areas are the worst affected by poverty in the Northern Cape.

The Province had the least share of poverty in 2015, according to the UBPL (upper-bound poverty line), with 2.3 percent, while KwaZulu-Natal had the largest share with 24.4 percent, followed by the Eastern Cape at 16.5 percent.

The poorest three provinces in the country have consistently over the last 10 years been Limpopo, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Western Cape and Gauteng, meanwhile, have remained the two provinces with the least poverty headcounts.

In terms of household income, the Northern Cape had the fourth highest average household income (with an annual household income of R103 914 in 2014/15), following the Western Cape (R222 959), Gauteng (R193 771) and Mpumalanga (R107 561). Limpopo had the lowest at R79 152.

Households in the Western Cape (R163 220) spent more than twice the amount spent by households in Limpopo (R61 011) and the Northern Cape (R81 258).
Despite the fact that the Northern Cape had the fourth highest average household income, the level of inequality in the Province deteriorated between 2009 and 2015.
Nationally the level of inequality improved.

The National Development Plan aims to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030.

The Northern Cape the number of households that were multidimensionally poor dropped from 11.3 percent to 6.6 percent in 2016.

THERE have been positive developments in terms of poverty reduction since 2001 in the country; and in the Northern Cape the number of households that were multidimensionally poor dropped from 11.3 percent to 6.6 percent in 2016.

This is according to Stats SA’s Poverty and Inequality in South Africa report.

In terms of the South African Multidimensional Poverty Index, the four dimensions of poverty are health (child mortality), education (years of schooling and school attendance), living standards (lighting, heating, cooking, water, sanitation, dwelling, assets) and economic activity (unemployment).

According to the report, black African females and those aged between 0-17 years of age as well as those living in traditional areas are the worst affected by poverty in the Northern Cape.

In terms of household income, the Northern Cape had the fourth highest average household income.  (With an annual household income of R103 914 in 2014/15). Households in the Western Cape spent more than twice the amount spent by households in Limpopo and the Northern Cap.

 

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