Poverty Trends in South Africa - An examination of absolute poverty between 2006 and 2015

Statistics South Africa
Publication Date:
22 August 2017
South Africa, Economy, Business and Finance

This report presents poverty levels and trends based on data collected by Stats SA through the Income and Expenditure Survey (IES) and Living Conditions Survey (LCS). These data sources provide us with comparable data points for 2006, 2009, 2011 and now 2015, based on the results of the recently released LCS 2014/2015. The poverty indicators in this report have been derived using household expenditure data collected through a combination of the diary and recall methods and utilising the rebased national poverty lines published in 2015. The report focuses on the poverty profile of individuals and households at national and provincial levels.


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