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Published online 2012 July 27. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-556

Table 1

Summary of household and water supply characteristics from the 2002 and 2008 general household surveys

 
Percentage of households (observations unweighted to adjust for sample design)
 20022008
No. households
26,243
24,222
Variable
 
 
Water supply characteristics
 
 
Water free from odours
88.85
91.08
Water clear
90.52
91.29
Water tastes good
89.22
90.72
Private piped supply
67.56
70.46
Public or communal taps / neighbour’s piped supply
16.19
18.09
Borehole
4.41
3.14
Rainwater or water carrier
1.24
1.54
Other sources (e.g. river, stream, dam, well, spring)
10.54
6.43
Supply interruptions
 
 
Daily
2.50
3.79
Weekly
5.45
8.08
Monthly
8.72
11.22
6-monthly
8.62
8.35
Yearly
3.80
4.17
Almost never
54.03
37.87
Household characteristics
 
 
Household head male
62.18
60.90
Household head ethnic group:
 
 
Black African
77.12
76.47
Coloured
7.91
8.29
Indian or Asian
2.40
2.63
White
12.57
12.61
Household head educational level
 
 
No education
16.16
14.17
Attended primary education
28.70
24.43
Attended secondary education or higher
53.73
55.12
Household monthly expenditure
(South African Rand)
 
 
< 400
31.29
9.38
400 – 799
27.17
23.13
800 – 1199
11.94
19.12
1200 – 1800
7.08
12.42
1800 – 2500
5.54
8.57
2500 – 5000
7.17
11.44
5000 – 10000
4.69
7.99
>100001.665.33