More households in formal dwellings - Stats SA

2016-04-20 17:21

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Cape Town – The number of households in formal dwellings across South Africa has increased.

According to the latest General Household Survey, released on Wednesday, 80% of households were in formal dwellings, compared to 76% in 2002.

There were mixed results in terms of the eradication of informal settlements, Stats SA said.

According to the survey, there was a decrease in the urban population of South Africa living in informal settlements, from 17% in 2002 to 11% in 2014.

The percentage of households in informal settlements decreased only slightly, from 13.6% to 13.1% during the same period.

In 2014, North West had the highest proportion of people living in informal settlements at 21%, followed by Gauteng at 19%.

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