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South Africa October Household Survey 1997


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/1997 - 10/1997
Series or system 
South Africa October Household Survey
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The October Household Survey (OHS) 1997 was conducted as part of the annual series that began in 1993. The sample included 150,000 individuals from all population groups living in 30,000 households.

The OHS covered employment, unemployment, and the informal labor market. In addition, the survey provided information on households, dwellings, births, deaths, migration, access to health and social services, safety and well-being of the household, and perceived quality of life.