South African Children Face Higher Risk of Poverty, Data Finds
According to new data released by Statistics South Africa, children, black Africans, women, people from rural areas, those living in the Eastern Cape and Limpopo, and people with little or no education are the main victims of poverty.
Govt of SA, 22 August 2017
The proportion of the population living in poverty declined from 66,6% (31,6 million persons) in 2006 to 53,2% (27,3 million) in 2011, but increased to 55,5% (30,4 million) in… Read more »
South Africa: Poverty on the Rise in South Africa
Statistics South Africa, 22 August 2017
According to new data released by Stats SA, poverty is on the rise in South Africa. The latest "Poverty Trends in South Africa" report shows that, despite the general decline in… Read more »
- Statistics South Africa
- Publication Date:
- 22 August 2017
This report presents poverty levels and trends based on data collected by Stats SA through the Income and Expenditure Survey (IES) and Living ... see more »
While poverty is highest amongst children (aged 0–17), poverty levels tend to drop as one gets older and only starts to increase again from the age of 55 onwards. The poverty gap, as well as the severity of poverty, shows a similar trend to the poverty headcount for the 0–17 age group.