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Using Census Data to Profile the Poor in South Africa.

By Piet Alberts, Statistics Sa, Y. Johnson Arkaah, Hermi Boraine, Miriam Babita, A. Bekker, P. J. Mostert, V. S. S. Yadavalli and M. Botha


The new Statistics Act (No. 6 of 1999) prohibits the disclosure of any information that relates to an individual or a household. As against the practice in the past, unit records for Census96, could therefore not be released. To compensate for the non-availability of unit records Stats SA has compiled 14 Community Profile summary databases for dissemination purposes. These databases, covering different topics, comprise of aggregated information on different variables down to enumerator area level. The paper will discuss the problems encountered in building the 14 Census96 Community Profile summary databases and how SAS was used to solve the problem. A Monte Carlo study of three unit root test

Year: 2009
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