CHANGES IN RACIAL INCOME BETWEEN 1970 AND 1996

 

INCOME AND POPULATION SHARES, 19970-2001
SHARE OF TOTAL INCOME SHARE OF POPULATION
WHITEFOORD & VAN SEVENTER LEIBRANDT et al WHITEFOORD & VAN SEVENTER LEIBRANDT et al
1970 1980 1991 1996 1996 2001 1970 1980 1991 1996 1996 2001
Black 19.80% 24.90% 29.90% 35.70% 38% 38% 70.10% 72.40% 75.20% 76.25 78% 80%
White 71.20% 65% 59.50% 52% 47% 48% 17% 15.50% 13.50% 12.60% 11% 9%
Coloured 6.70% 7.20% 6.80% 7.90% 9% 9% 9.40% 9.30% 8.70% 8.60% 9% 9%
Indian 2.40% 3% 3.80% 4.50% 5% 6% 2.90% 2.80% 2.60% 2.60% 3% 3%
Source: Whiteford & Van Seventer (2001) using 1970, 1975, 1980, 1991 and 1996 census data
Leibrandt et al  (2006) own calculations using Census 1996 and 2011: Statistics South Africa