This report contains the detailed results of the 2002 Census of Commercial Agriculture, undertaken in the Republic of South Africa. The census covered commercial farming units in the entire country, including the former TBVC states (i.e. Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda and Ciskei) and so-called ‘selfgoverning territories’, which were not included in the last census of 1993. The following sectors were not included: forestry (e.g. timber, wattle, wood and other plantations), ocean fishing and agricultural services. Further details of the scope and methodology can be found at the end of the report.
The results of this census are used primarily by the National Department of Agriculture for planning purposes and by Statistics South Africa for purposes of compiling South Africa’s National Accounts, e.g. the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), fixed capital formation, supply and use tables and changes in inventories. The results are also extensively used by the private sector.
This volume contains two sets of tables. Part 1 contains detailed information regarding the financial performance of all the farmers included in the census. Part 2 contains detailed information regarding area and production among only those farmers who responded. The tables are preceded by the key findings of the census. All results are presented at provincial level.
Number of Farming Units
Gross Farming Income, Other Income (Field Crops, Horticulture, Animals, Animal Products)
Number of Paid Workers, Total Salaries and Wages
Value of Assets and Farming Debt
Interest Paid and Type of Creditors
Type of Ownership
Owners Who Farm Themselves and Unpaid Family Members Involved in Farming Operations
Paid Employees According to Occupation
Losses During the Financial Year
New Buildings Erected and Development Work Done
New Equipment Purchased
Pre-owned Equipment Purchased
Market Value of Farming Assets
Type of Obligation
Type of Creditors
Field Crops: Area Planted, Volume of Production
Livestock Sold, Livestock Products Sold
Poutry, Ostriches and Poultry and Ostrich Products Sold
Aquaculture and Other Products Sold (Honey, Forestry Products)