The survey, which covers the two neighbourhoods of Imizamo Yethu and Hout Bay Harbour (Hangberg) in the suburb of Hout Bay, Cape Town, was conducted in November and December 2005.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data
Unit of Analysis
v1: Edited, anonymised dataset for public distribution
The questionnaire for the Hout Bay Migration Survey 2005 included five sections:
• Section one on household services covered housing, water, sanitation, energy and household durables.
• Section two covered relationship to household head, spouse, parents and educational achievement, temporary absence, marital status and religion.
• Section three was subdivided into six sub-sections:
o The first covered nationality and country and province of birth.
o The second covered name of nearest town (but international migrants were excluded) type of area by homeland, and main reason for emigrating.
o The third covered first date of departure and first destination and stages before first arrival in Cape Town, date of first arrival in Hout Bay and reason for choosing Hout Bay.
o The fourth covered attachment to place of birth and frequency of return visits.
o The fifth covered remittances.
o The sixth covered permanency of settlement in Hout Bay.
• Section four covered employment status and wage employment, self-employment, unemployment and frequency of job search.
• Section five contained the household roster flap listing the number of persons in the household, their ages, gender and school-going by children and juveniles aged 6-21 years.
The survey covers two neighbourhoods in the suburb of Hout Bay, Cape Town.
The lowest level of geographic aggregation covered by the data is neighbourhood
The survey covers the population living in the two neighbourhoods of Imizamo Yethu and Hout Bay Harbour (Hangberg) in the suburb of Hout Bay, Cape Town
Producers and sponsors
Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit
University of Cape Town
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Between March and September 2005 the Centre for Actuarial Research (CARe) the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) at the University of Cape Town devised the questionnaire which developed from a number of earlier drafts. It drew on those questionnaires used in the 1993 Project for Statistics on Living Standards and Development (PSLSD), the 1996 South African Census, the 1999 Integrated Family Survey (Langeberg Survey), the 2000 Khayelitsha/Mitchell’s Plain Survey (KMPS 2000), and the 2001 South African Census. The pre-final draft was extensively discussed with staff from Citizen Surveys, Cape Town, and considerably amended and reformatted. The questionnaire was presented and discussed at a workshop held at the University of Cape Town on the 8th of November 2005 and slight amendments were made.
Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU). Hout Bay Migration Survey 2005 [dataset]. Version 1. Cape Town: SALDRU [producer], 2006. Cape Town: DataFirst [distributor], 2006. DOI: https://doi.og/10.25828/j6h4-hw10