Economic Data Resources: South Africa
Jon Page
June 13, 2013
1 min

Table Of Contents

Country Profiles
General Sources
Household Surveys
Other Projects on South Africa
Trade Statistics

If, like me, you become interested in analyzing post-Apartheid South Africa, you will need to find as much good-quality data as you can get your hands on. Here are links to sources that I found useful: (Please add any resources you think are lacking in the comments below. I will update this post as I become aware of more resources.)

Country Profiles

These country profiles provide a handy overview and are useful for brainstorming regional research topics.

  • World Bank data overview
  • OECD Country Profile
  • FAO Profile

General Sources

These general sources are collected and maintained by South African institutions.

Household Surveys

  • KIDS dataset: this survey includes 3 waves - 1993, 1998, and 2004 covering the KwaZulu-Natal province.
  • NIDS dataset: wave 1 of this national survey covers 2008 while the second wave includes data from 2010 and 2011.
  • IPUMS - click on “Change Samples” to select the South African surveys
  • World Bank LSMS
  • World Bank Microdata

Other Projects on South Africa

Trade Statistics




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