One of the key focus areas of PSIR is providing the latest economic statistics for the eThekwini
Metropolitan Region. We aim to keep stakeholders informed about the core indicators and trends
in the City in order to build knowledge on our local economy, encourage dialogue on key issues,
and facilitate better decision making.

INDICATORS
2011
2012
% Change
Economic
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Constant 2005 Prices
R203,2 bn 
R210,1 bn 
3.4%
GDP Average Annual Growth
4.2%
3.4%
-0.8%
Development
 
 
 
Human Development Index
0.68
0.68
0%
Gini Coefficient
0.63
0.63
0%
Number of people living with < $2 per day
121,333
98,966
-18.4%
Percentage of people in poverty
32.7%
32.0%
-0.7%
Urbanization Rate
82,7%
82,8%
0.1%
Demographics
Population
3,442,361
3,481,147
1.1%
Population Growth (1996-2010/2011)
1,3%
1,3%
0%
Geographic Area
2, 297km2
2, 291km2
-0.3%
Population Density
1 519  persons/ km2-
-0.2%
Number of households
950,049
951,029
0.1%
Income and Expenditure
Per Capita Income
R48,054
R51,747
7.7%
Annual Per household income (Current Prices)
R174,307
R189,413
8.7%
Annual Disposable income (Constant Prices)
R104,389
R104,506
0.1%
Annual Expenditure
R165,8 bn
R180,1 bn
8.6%
Annual Retail Trade sales
R54,8 bn
R59,6 bn
8.5%
Labour
Unemployment Rate
20,4%
20,6%
0.2%
Total number of people employed
1,094,342
1,116,434
2%
Tourism
Tourism Spend
R13.9 bn
R14,1 bn
1.4%
Number of Trips
2,831,441
2,858,661
1%
International Trade
Total Exports
R44,3 bn
R47,7 bn
7.7%
Total Imports
R71,2  bn
R79,8 bn
12.1%
City Budgeting
Council Operating Budget: 2012/13
R26,5 bn
R28,4 bn
7.2%
Council Capital Budget: 2012/13
R5,3   bn
R5,4 bn
1.9%
 
 
 
Source: Global Insights/Economic Development & Investment Promotion Unit/Procurement & Infrastructure: Development Engineering, Census 2011: Statistics South Africa
 
Other key sources of provincial and national data can be found from:
 

 KZN Provincial Treasury, DEDT & TIKZN

 
  
  
KwaZulu-Natal Business Barometer April 2013.pdf
  
KwaZulu-Natal Business Barometer Aug 2012.pdf
  
KwaZulu-Natal Business Barometer Dec 2012.pdf
  
KwaZulu-Natal Business Barometer June 2013.pdf
  
KwaZulu-Natal Business Barometer March 2013.pdf
  
KwaZulu-Natal Business Barometer May 2012.pdf
  
KwaZulu-Natal Business Barometer November 2012.pdf
  
KwaZulu-Natal Business Barometer Oct 2012.pdf
  
KwaZulu-Natal Business Barometer Sep 2012.pdf
  
KwaZulu-Natal Business Barometer Sep 2013.pdf
  
KwaZulu-Natal Investment Monitor April 2012.pdf
  
KwaZulu-Natal Investment Monitor Aug 2013.pdf
  
KwaZulu-Natal Investment Monitor Feb 13.pdf
  
KwaZulu-Natal Investment Monitor Jan 13.pdf
  
KwaZulu-Natal Investment Monitor June 13.pdf
  
KwaZulu-Natal Investment Monitor June 2012.pdf
  
KwaZulu-Natal Investment Monitor March 13.pdf
  
KwaZulu-Natal Investment Monitor May 2013.pdf
  
KwaZulu-Natal Investment Monitor Oct 2012.pdf
  
KwaZulu-Natal Investment Monitor Sept 2012.pdf
  
Stats SA
 

 Quarterly Employment Statistics

 
  
  
1. QES March 2011.pdf
  
2. QES June 2011.pdf
  
3. QES September 2011.pdf
  
4. QES December 2011.pdf
  
5. QES March 2012.pdf
  
6. QES June 2012.pdf
  
7. QES Sept 2012.pdf
  
8. QES December 2012.pdf
  
9. QES March 2013.pdf
  
 

 Quarterly Labour Force Survey

 
  
  
1. QLFS 1st Quarter 2011.pdf
  
10. QLFS 2nd Quarter 2013.pdf
  
11. QLFS 3rd Quarter 2013.pdf
  
2. QLFS 2nd Quarter 2011.pdf
  
3. QLFS 3rd Quarter 2011.pdf
  
4. QLFS 4th Quarter 2011.pdf
  
5. QLFS 1st Quarter 2012.pdf
  
6. QLFS 2nd Quarter 2012.pdf
  
7. QLFS 3rd Quarter 2012.pdf
  
8. QLFS 4th Quarter 2012.pdf
  
9. QLFS 1st  Quarter 2013.pdf
  
 

 SARB Quarterly Bulletin

 
  
  
SARB Quarterly Bulletin – December 2013.pdf
  
SARB Quarterly Bulletin - June 2013.pdf
  
SARB Quarterly Bulletin- June 2012.pdf
  
SARB Quarterly Bulletin- March 2012.pdf
  
SARB Quarterly Bulletin -March 2013.pdf
  
SARB Quarterly Bulletin- September 2012.pdf
  
SARB Quarterly Bulletin-December 2012.pdf
  
SARB Quarterly Bulletin-September 2013.pdf
  
 
 
 
 
 
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