The Current Population Survey (CPS) was initiated by the South African Department of Statistics (now Statistics South Africa) in October 1977 to collect data on the "African" and "coloured" labour force in South Africa, excluding the Transkei and Bophuthatswana. The CPS draws data from a sample of nearly 10 000 dwellings.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data
Unit of Analysis
Households and individuals
v1: Edited, anonymised data for licensed distribution
This version, version 1 of the Current Population Survey 1980 was obtained by DataFirst in July 2012.
The Current Population Survey collected labour market data for "African" and "Coloured" South Africans. Data was collected on employment and unemployment (including reasons for not working), occupation, industry and income (salary/wage data only).
Department of Statistics South Africa. Current Population Survey 1980 [dataset]. Version 1. Pretoria: Department of Statistics [producer], 1982. Cape Town: DataFirst [distributor], 2012. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25828/ynb9-5690