Living in Grahamstown East/Rini: a social indicators report

Møller, V. and Manona, Cecil Wele and van Hees, C. and Pillay, E. and Tobi, A. (2001) Living in Grahamstown East/Rini: a social indicators report. ISER Research Report Series (No. 6). Institute of Social and Economic Research, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. ISBN 0-868 10-374-8




[From the preface]: The ‘Living in Grahamstown East/Rini’ project takes its title from a series of reports on social indicators initiated by Statistics South Africa. The popular series aims to communicate to ordinary people the statistics on living conditions in various parts of the country. The first two booklets in the series, Living in South Africa and Living in Gauteng, were based on survey data for South Africa and Gauteng Province (CSS: 1996; 1997). In similar vein, this booklet presents statistics on living conditions in Grahamstown East/Rini for ready reference by community organisations, local planning and policy-makers, scholars, and the general public. [From the introduction]: This report is intended to serve the needs of information users. The source of information is a representative sample survey of 862 Grahamstown East/Rini households conducted in May 1999. The report serves as a reference work for municipal planners and policymakers, community organisations, and interested citizens. It is hoped that the reported social indicators will be useful for drawing up business plans for community development projects. The information in this report is mainly factual. It is based on self-reports collected from households in Grahamstown East/Rini. In time, the facts contained in this report will date. They will then gain historical value for scholars with an interest in learning "how things were" to compare the situation in Grahamstown East/Rini in 1999 with later developments and changes in living conditions and lifestyles

Item Type:Book
Additional Information:This was edited by Valerie Møller, with contributions by Cecil W. Manona, Charlotte van Hees, Edmund Pillay and Andile Tobi
Uncontrolled Keywords:social surveys; census; statistics; Statistics South Africa; Central Statistical Services; social conditions; lifestyles; living conditions; identities; social indicators; health; households; neighbourhoods; population; migration; housing; income and savings; quality of life; RDP; blacks; Grahamstown; Rini; Rhini; Makana; Eastern Cape; South Africa
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Divisions:Research Institutes and Units > Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER)
ID Code:1020
Deposited On:04 Jul 2008
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