KWA-ZULU NATAL

At the underlying level, nutrition equity is caused by the way that people’s everyday social, psychological/behavioural and material circumstances interact with their wider environments. These environments include: access to adequate and quality food; provision for infant care; healthcare environments; and wider living environments (including sanitation and opportunities for physical activity). Operation Hunger has put together the latest data using the conceptual framework consistent with the determinants of undernutrition and prevalence of malnutrition to comprehensively elucidate barriers and opportunities leading to unhealthy nutrition outcomes. 

KWAZULU-NATAL economic data

Structure of the KwaZulu-Natal Economy – GDPR Contribution

Msunduzi

Ongoing Broad-based Feeding Support, Nutrition Education, Health and Nutrition Awareness Campaigns, PRA Assessment, Ongoing Nutrition Surveillance and Anthropometric Surveys Assessmentss.

KwaMgwagwa

Ongoing Broad-based Feeding Support, Nutrition Education, Health and Nutrition Awareness Campaigns, PRA Assessment, Ongoing Nutrition Surveillance and Anthropometric Surveys Assessments, Stage 2 of the PRA(Training) Process.

Cedara / Emandleni

Phase 1: Achieved Statuses: Ongoing Broad-based Feeding Support, Nutrition Education, Health and Nutrition Awareness Campaigns, Ongoing Nutrition Surveillance and Anthropometric Surveys Assessments, Co-occurrence of adequate diets and adequate care for children under 5.

Top Imports Market

Top Exports Market

Sectoral employment in KwaZulu-natal

EMPLOYMENT IN KWAZULU-NATAL

Total working age population is estimated at:

2.5 MILLION

Formal and informal sector employment

Youth labour market trends

Employment Demographics characteristics

Adult labour market trends

Spatial Considerations

Rural areas have been more affected than urban areas and urban areas have been more prone to recover jobs than rural Areas.

POPULATION DYNAMICS

Total Population:

11,3 MILLION

58,506

Plus net migrations

inequality and human development

Leading Natural Causes of Death

Health

Types of sanitation facilities

Sources of Drinking water

Food Systems / Environment Determinants

1. FOOD AVAILABILITY

Food Production

grains

%

GRAINS AND FOOD CROP

%

industrial crop

Fruit and vegetable crops

HORTICULTURAL PRODUCT

ANIMAL PRODUCTION

%

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION

POULTRY PRODUCTION

Percentage of Households Experiencing
Food Adequacy or Inadequacy

6.9

PERCENT

Food access severely inadequate

10.6

PERCENT

Food access inadequate

82.5

PERCENT

Food access adequate

Percentage of Households Involved in Agricultural Activities in KZN

18.25%

Household Consumption of Foods from Different Food Groups BASED ON SOUTH AFRICA

Grains 
FOOD GROUP

%

of Households

Fresh Fish, Dried Fish or Shellfish
FOOD GROUP

%

of Households

Meat Based
FOOD GROUP

%

of Households

Cheese, Yoghurt, Milk, Other Dairy Products
FOOD GROUP

%

of Households

Vegetables
FOOD GROUP

%

of Households

Beans, Pease, Lentils or Nuts
FOOD GROUP

%

of Households

Roots & Tubers
FOOD GROUP

%

of Households

Food made of Oil, Fat or Butter
FOOD GROUP

%

of Households

Eggs
FOOD GROUP

%

of Households

Sugar, Honey, Including Tea, Coffee
FOOD GROUP

%

of Households

Fruits
FOOD GROUP

%

of Households

Other Foods: Condiments, Coffee, Tea
FOOD GROUP

%

of Households

Consistency of Food Access by Food Security Status BASED ON SOUTH AFRICA

Food Systems / Environment Determinants

2. FOOD AFFORDABILITY

The financial position of households around the globe has been and still is affected negatively by the pandemic. Facing food budget constraints, many consumers could be purchasing affordable fruit, offering good value-for-money and a long shelf life such as citrus, apples and bananas.

INCOME DISTRIBUTION BY PROPORTION OF HOUSEHOLDS IN KZN

Income and expenditure

Monthly household expenditure

Percentage distribution of sources of household income 2019

Affordability of the food baskets in 2021:

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