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GDL Area Database (4.0)

Free Sub-National Development Indicators

133 indicators, 131 countries, 1483 sub-national regions
38.6 million persons, 8.7 million households
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Dependency ratio

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
South Africa (Africa)
Total 82.9 81.0 79.1 77.2 75.3 73.4 71.5 69.6 67.7 65.8 63.9 62.0 60.1 58.2 56.3 54.4 52.5 54.1 55.7 57.3 58.9 60.5 62.1 63.7 65.3
Urban 61.9 60.8 59.6 58.5 57.4 56.2 55.1 54.0 52.8 51.7 50.6 49.5 48.3 47.2 46.1 44.9 43.8 45.1 46.5 47.8 49.2 50.5 51.8 53.2 54.5
Rural 115 112 109 107 104 101 98.2 95.4 92.6 89.8 86.9 84.1 81.3 78.5 75.7 72.9 70.1 72.4 74.7 76.9 79.2 81.5 83.8 86.1 88.3
Poor 112 109 106 103 99.4 96.3 93.1 90.0 86.8 83.6 80.5 77.3 74.1 71.0 67.8 64.7 61.5 62.2 62.9 63.7 64.4 65.1 65.8 66.5 67.3
Nonpoor 62.2 61.5 60.7 60.0 59.3 58.5 57.8 57.0 56.3 55.5 54.8 54.0 53.3 52.5 51.8 51.0 50.3 52.2 54.1 55.9 57.8 59.7 61.6 63.5 65.3
Lowest 25% 128 124 120 116 111 107 103 99.2 95.1 91.0 86.8 82.7 78.6 74.5 70.4 66.3 62.2 64.6 67.0 69.4 71.8 74.2 76.6 79.0 81.4
Second 25% 92.9 90.7 88.4 86.2 84.0 81.7 79.5 77.3 75.0 72.8 70.6 68.4 66.1 63.9 61.7 59.4 57.2 58.2 59.2 60.2 61.2 62.2 63.2 64.2 65.2
Third 25% 68.4 67.2 65.9 64.7 63.5 62.2 61.0 59.8 58.5 57.3 56.1 54.9 53.6 52.4 51.2 49.9 48.7 50.5 52.3 54.0 55.8 57.6 59.4 61.2 62.9
Highest 25% 51.2 50.8 50.3 49.9 49.5 49.0 48.6 48.1 47.7 47.2 46.8 46.3 45.9 45.4 45.0 44.5 44.1 45.3 46.5 47.6 48.8 50.0 51.2 52.4 53.5
Eastern Cape 111 108 105 103 99.7 96.9 94.1 91.3 88.5 85.7 82.9 80.1 77.3 74.5 71.7 68.9 66.1 68.1 70.1 72.0 74.0 76.0 78.0 80.0 81.9
Free State 69.5 68.5 67.5 66.5 65.5 64.5 63.5 62.5 61.5 60.5 59.5 58.5 57.5 56.5 55.5 54.5 53.5 55.5 57.5 59.4 61.4 63.4 65.4 67.4 69.3
Gauteng 58.5 57.2 56.0 54.8 53.6 52.4 51.1 49.9 48.7 47.5 46.2 45.0 43.8 42.6 41.3 40.1 38.9 40.5 42.1 43.8 45.4 47.0 48.6 50.2 51.9
KwaZulu Natal 91.0 88.8 86.7 84.6 82.5 80.4 78.2 76.1 74.0 71.9 69.7 67.6 65.5 63.4 61.2 59.1 57.0 58.3 59.7 61.0 62.4 63.7 65.0 66.4 67.7
Mpumalanga 86.9 84.9 83.0 81.0 79.0 77.1 75.1 73.2 71.2 69.3 67.3 65.4 63.4 61.5 59.5 57.6 55.6 57.0 58.4 59.9 61.3 62.7 64.1 65.5 67.0
North West 78.7 77.1 75.5 73.9 72.3 70.7 69.1 67.6 66.0 64.4 62.8 61.2 59.6 58.1 56.5 54.9 53.3 55.2 57.1 59.0 60.9 62.8 64.7 66.6 68.5
Northern Cape 74.0 73.0 71.9 70.8 69.7 68.6 67.6 66.5 65.4 64.3 63.3 62.2 61.1 60.0 59.0 57.9 56.8 58.3 59.9 61.4 63.0 64.5 66.0 67.6 69.1
Northern Province 119 115 112 109 106 103 100 97.0 93.9 90.8 87.8 84.7 81.6 78.5 75.5 72.4 69.3 71.6 73.9 76.3 78.6 80.9 83.2 85.5 87.9
Western Cape 56.7 56.0 55.2 54.5 53.8 53.0 52.3 51.5 50.8 50.0 49.3 48.5 47.8 47.0 46.3 45.5 44.8 45.9 47.0 48.0 49.1 50.2 51.3 52.4 53.4