Matatiele Local Municipalitiy Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
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Category : Statistics and data
Publish Date : 25 Aug 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Matatiele Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Matatiele Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009.
This report draw heavily from analysis compiled by IHS Information and Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided the HIS Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Information and Insight (IHS, 2017).