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National and Regional Economically Active Populations Profiles - CEE Report 2017

National and Regional Economically Active Populations Profiles - CEE Report 2017

The workforce distribution reflects the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) conducted and published by Statistics South Africa on the Economically Active Population (EAP). The EAP includes people between the ages 15 to 64 years of age who are either employed or unemployed and who are seeking employment. The EAP is used as a benchmark to assist employers in the analysis of their workforce to determine the degree of under-representation of the designated groups. The benchmark furthermore guides employers in the setting of self-imposed numerical goals and targets towards achieving an equitable and representative workforce.

Section 15 of the EEA requires designated employers to implement affirmative action measures ‘designed to ensure that suitability qualified people from designated groups have equal opportunities to employment and are equitably represented in all occupational levels in the workforce of a designated employer’. Employers are required to use both the National and Provincial EAP (outlined below in Tables 1 and 2) as a guide, together with an evaluation of the suitably qualified available labour pool.

NATIONAL EAP BY POPULATION GROUP AND GENDER

 

TABLE 1: NATIONAL EAP BY POPULATION GROUP AND GENDER

Population Group

Male

Female

Total

African 42.8% 35.1% 78.0%
Coloured 5.3% 4.5% 9.8%
Indian 1.8% 1.0% 2.8%
White 5.3% 4.2% 9.5%
TOTAL 55.2% 44.8% 100.0%

 

Source: Statistics South Africa, (QLFS 3rd Quarter, 2016)

PROVINCIAL EAP BY POPULATION GROUP AND GENDER 

Source: Statistics South Africa, (QLFS 3rd Quarter, 2016) 

TABLE 2: PROVINCIAL EAP BY POPULATION GROUP AND GENDER
  Gender African Coloured Indian White Total
Eastern Cape Male 43.20% 5.90% 0.10% 3.00% 52.30%
Female 39.80% 5.50% 0.10% 2.40% 47.70%
TOTAL 83.00% 11.50% 0.20% 5.40% 100.00%
Free State Male 49.60% 0.70% 0.40% 3.70% 54.30%
Female 41.50% 1.30% 0.10% 2.70% 45.70%
TOTAL 91.10% 2.00% 0.50% 6.40% 100.00%
Gauteng Male 44.80% 1.70% 1.80% 7.90% 56.10%
Female 35.20% 1.30% 1.10% 6.30% 43.90%
TOTAL 80.00% 3.00% 2.90% 14.20% 100.00%
KwaZulu-Natal Male 43.20% 0.60% 6.80% 2.30% 52.90%
Female 41.10% 0.40% 3.80% 1.80% 47.10%
TOTAL 84.30% 1.10% 10.60% 4.00% 100.00%
Limpopo Male 53.10% 0.20% 0.40% 2.10% 55.70%
Female 43.00% 0.10% 0.10% 1.00% 44.30%
TOTAL 96.00% 0.30% 0.50% 3.10% 100.00%
Mpumalanga Male 51.00% 0.20% 0.60% 3.50% 55.30%
Female 42.10% 0.10% 0.10% 2.50% 44.70%
TOTAL 93.10% 0.30% 0.70% 6.00% 100.00%
North West Male 56.40% 0.50% 0.10% 3.60% 60.60%
Female 35.90% 0.30% 0.20% 2.90% 39.40%
TOTAL 92.30% 0.80% 0.30% 6.50% 100.00%
Northern Cape Male 29.80% 21.30% 0.20% 6.20% 57.60%
Female 20.60% 17.30% 0.20% 4.40% 42.40%
TOTAL 50.40% 38.60% 0.40% 10.60% 100.00%
Western Cape Male 19.90% 26.20% 0.40% 8.20% 54.70%
Female 16.10% 22.50% 0.10% 6.60% 45.30%
TOTAL 36.00% 48.70% 0.50% 14.90% 100.00%

 

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National EAP

 

Regional EAP's

 

 

 

 

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