WESTERN CAPE

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. 

western Cape economic data

Structure of the Western Cape Economy – GDPR Contribution

western Cape active communities

Communities in which Operation Hunger is achieving impact

Wesbank

Wesbank Sustainable Garden  

Lower Crossroads

Current Phase: 3 / Progressing to a self-sustainable commercial project.

Achieved Statuses: Ongoing Broad-based Feeding, Nutrition Education, Health and Nutrition Awareness Campaigns, Ongoing Nutrition Surveillance and Anthropometric Surveys Assessments, Biodiverse Productive Garden.

Malawiescamp

Current Phase: 3 / Final stage of the PRA (Training) Process to begin the implementation the community self-help commercial project.

Klipfontein

Current Phase: 3 / Final stage of the PRA (Training) Process to begin the implementation the community self-help commercial project.

Blikkiesdorp

Current Phase: 3 / Final stage of the PRA (Training) Process to begin the implementation of the community self-help commercial project.

Freedom Farm

Current Phase: 3 / PRA Planning Workshops for the Integration of Commercial Self-Sustainable Projects

Achieved Statuses: Ongoing Broad-based Feeding, Nutrition Education, Health and Nutrition Awareness Campaigns, Ongoing Nutrition Surveillance and Anthropometric Surveys Assessments

Sectoral employment in the Western Cape

Private services sector contributed the largest share of employment in the Western Cape at 61.5 per cent. The Sector was followed by General government (11.9 percent), Agriculture, forestry and fishing sector (10.0 per cent) and Manufacturing sector (10.0 per cent) and Construction sector (6.3 per cent). Tertiary services were responsible for 73.4 per cent of all employment opportunities in the Province.

61.5%

PRIVATE SECTOR

11.9%

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

10%

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING

10%

MANUFACTURING SECTOR

6.3%

CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

73.4%

TERTIARY SERVICES

Employment in the western cape

Total working age population is estimated at:

4.7 MILLION

Formal and informal Sector employment

The formal sector is accounting for 82.2% of all employment. The informal accounts for 17.8% of all employment.

Spatial Considerations

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

Youth labour market trends

Of the 2.2 million people in the Western cape between 15-34 years.

Employment Demographics characteristics

51.4% of employed individuals have grade 12 or tertiary education. 73.9% males participated in labour force compared to 6.7% of females.

Sources of support amounts the unemployed

Quarter 1 – 2020

POPULATION DYNAMICS

Total Population:

7.1 MILLION

%

Is 15 Years and younger

%

Of that is 65 years and older

Plus 468 568 net migrations

Inequality and Human Development

Health

Leading natural causes of death

Sources of drinking water

Sources of drinking water

Types of Sanitation Facilities

Food Systems / Environment Determinants

1. FOOD AVAILABILITY

Food Production

GRAINS

%

WHEAT

%

MAIZE

%

BARLEY

%

APPLES, PEARS & PEACHES

%

WINE

%

TABLE GRAPES

%

POTATOES & ONIONS

%

CITRUS

%

“OTHER” VEGE TABLES

HORTICULTURAL PRODUCT

ANIMAL PRODUCTION

%

OF THE COUNTRY’S MILK PRODUCTION

%

POULTRY

%

CATTLE

%

SHEEP

%

OSTRICH

Percentage of Households Experiencing
Food Adequacy or Inadequacy

6.4

PERCENT

Food access severely inadequate

14.7

PERCENT

Food access inadequate

78.8

PERCENT

Food access adequate

Percentage of Households Involved in Agricultural Activities

2.5% 

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 in South Africa

Food Systems / Environment Determinants

2. FOOD AFFORDABILITY

Level of Income by Household Type

Food as Proportion of Total Household Expenditure

Lived Poverty Index and Household Income

Lived Poverty Index and Household Income

Lived Poverty Index and Household Income

Top 5 Food Expenditure Items

Low-income

SEGMENT

Chicken
Maize meal
Brown bread
Beef

Dietary diversity indicator

30

(lowest dietary diversity)

Middle-income

SEGMENT

Chicken
Beef
Maize meal
Brown bread
White bread

Dietary diversity indicator

49

(lowest dietary diversity)

Affluent

SEGMENT

Beef
Chicken
Milk
Sheep meat
Sugar-rich food

Dietary diversity indicator

>80

(highest)

western Cape active communities

Communities in which Operation Hunger is achieving impact

Lower Crossroads

Lower Crossroads

Current Phase: 3 / Progressing to a self-sustainable commercial project.

Achieved Statuses: Ongoing Broad-based Feeding, Nutrition Education, Health and Nutrition Awareness Campaigns, Ongoing Nutrition Surveillance and Anthropometric Surveys Assessments, Biodiverse Productive Garden.

Malawiescamp

Malawiescamp

Current Phase: 3 / Final stage of the PRA (Training) Process to begin the implementation the community self-help commercial project.

Klipfontein

Klipfontein

Current Phase: 3 / Final stage of the PRA (Training) Process to begin the implementation the community self-help commercial project.

Blikkiesdorp

Blikkiesdorp

Current Phase: 3 / Final stage of the PRA (Training) Process to begin the implementation of the community self-help commercial project.

Freedom Farm

Freedom Farm

Current Phase: 3 / PRA Planning Workshops for the Integration of Commercial Self-Sustainable Projects

Achieved Statuses: Ongoing Broad-based Feeding, Nutrition Education, Health and Nutrition Awareness Campaigns, Ongoing Nutrition Surveillance and Anthropometric Surveys Assessments

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