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South Africa Regional Explorer: Geographic, Economic and Demographic Data

Need to measure customer demand for products while avoiding supply chain disruptions? Or plan for future land use, transport, and development priorities? We synthesize data from the South African government and local industry sources to measure economic activity, track population dynamics and deliver a detailed analysis of key South African demographics. South Africa Regional Explorer also connects with our Global Link Model, which provides a bigger picture across 68 countries.

South Africa Regional Explorer consolidates a wide range of data sources such as Statistics South Africa, South African Reserve Bank, South African Revenue Services, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Department of Mineral Resources, South African Petroleum Industry Association, National Electricity Regulator, and Eskom, Government departments – including the National Treasury and the DTI, various development agencies, selected private research houses, and many more.

Subscribing to South Africa Regional Explorer includes access to our team of analysts, economists, and econometricians who advise clients on the interpretation of data and its implications.

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What’s Included


South Africa region boundaries match the latest official municipal election boundaries. Older election boundaries and custom specified areas are available on request.

  • 9 provinces of South Africa
  • 44 district municipalities
  • 205 local municipalities
  • 8 metro municipalities
  • Sub-metro areas
  • Custom areas

Basic concepts

  • South Africa GDP and population
  • South Africa employment & unemployment data
  • South Africa personal income data
  • Annual data from 1996 is available for most variables.
  • Quarterly data is available for select variables including GDP by region.
Delivery Platform

Desktop application

  • Enables extraction of any combination of data from the product offline.
  • Data is extracted into Microsoft Excel in tabular format, pivot table format or as charts.
  • Includes step-by-step methodologies for each model used, a list of data sources, interactive maps of covered regions, and more.

Web application

  • Provides online access to the data via pre-designed reports that analyze and summarize information from the South Africa Regional Explorer knowledge base.
  • Documents conveniently open in Microsoft Word and are fully editable once downloaded.


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