2011Quality of Life (QoL) Survey Viewer
2011 QoL Survey Viewer
The second GCRO QoL survey was completed during 2011 with a total sample of 16 729 interviews across the Gauteng province. The 2011 survey provides an updated view of 2009 results, at both provincial and municipal-level, of a range of measures such as service delivery, satisfaction with government, transport and mobility, decent work, migration, respondents’ values and attitudes and a quality of life index. Unlike the 2009 QoL survey, no wards outside of Gauteng were sampled. The survey does however have a much larger sample with a much lower error bar.

A highly competitive tender was awarded to DataWorld in June 2011 to undertake the fieldwork. In July, GCRO finalised the design of a revised questionnaire that balanced time-series data from the 2009 QoL survey with new data informing the projects in GCRO’s 3-year Strategic Framework. The 2011 local election wards were used as the primary sampling units and the number of surveys required per ward calculated using 2010 adult population per ward estimates provided by the Lightstone 2010 DemprokeyX data.

A total of 507 out of a possible 508 wards were surveyed in Gauteng – the exception being a ward in Midvaal where access was impossible. A separate company was hired to undertake back-checking to ensure quality, and the back-check teams were in field throughout the fieldwork process. Two levels of weighting were applied to the surveys using adult population, based on either ward level (15721 surveys) or municipal level (1008 surveys). The final cleaned dataset has an error bar of 0.7%. For more information, please access the 2011 Quality of Life project page

To view, graph, download and print single variables (with the option to cross tab by the old 2006 or new 2011 local municipal boundaries), click on the single query button below or view the tutorial/help file.


To view, graph, download and print single variables (no graphs are available) cross tabbed by selecting from a limited list of demographic variables, click on the multiple query button below or view the tutorial/help file.


The data should be used for statistical and scientific research purposes only. Any books, articles, conference papers, theses, dissertations, reports, or other publications that employ data obtained from the GCRO QoL viewer must cite the source of data in accordance with the citation statement: Gauteng City-Region Observatory (2011). GCRO 2011 Quality of Life Survey viewer.

GCRO and its partners bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.

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