[South Africa] Census of Agriculture, 1993, Financial and Production Statistics

Cover South Africa 1993


CSS Report 11-02-01 (1993); SSD Verslag 11-02-01 (1993), Pretoria, South Africa: Republic of South Africa, Central Statistical Service, (1998)

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This report contains a summary of the results of the Census of Agriculture for the Republic of South Africa undertaken in respect of 1983. This report covers all commercial farming units in South Africa, excluding those in the former TBVC states and the self-governing territories. The farmers were requested to provide information regarding both production and financial activities. This report gives a breakdown of principal agricultural statistics such as the number of farming units, employment, salaries and wages, gross income, expenditure and debt according to the nine provinces.


  • Number and Size of Farming Units
  • Number of Paid Employees, Salaries and Wages, Gross Income
  • Farming Debt, Farming Assets, Debt Ratio, Interest Paid, Type of Creditors (Commercial Banks, Land Bank, Co-operatives)
  • Farming Units: Number, Area
  • Employment: Working Proprietors/Tenants and Family Members, Paid Employees (Regular, Casual/Seasonal)
  • Employees' Remuneration: Wages, Salaries and Bonuses, Payments in Kind
  • Gross Income from Agricultural Products:  Field Crop Products, Horticultural Products, Animals and Animal Products, Forestry Products
  • Expenditures:  Current, Capital (Equipment Purchased New, Used; New Buildings Erected; New Development Work Undertaken)
  • Market Value of Farming Assets: Land and Improvements, Vehicles/Machinery/Equipment and Tools, Animals and Poultry
  • Farming Debt: Type of Creditors, Type of Obligation
  • Type of Farming Enterprise: Individual, Partnership, Company, Close Corporation, Co-operative, Provincial and Local Authority, Central Authority
  • Farming Unit Size Groups, Employment Size Groups, Income Size Groups
  • Dominant Farming Activities: Field Crops, Horticulture, Animals, Forestry, Mixed
  • Area Farmed by Full-time/Part-time Farmers
  • Land Utilisation: Dry Land, Irrigation, Commercial Forest, Grazing
    Paid Employees According to Occupation
    Employee Remuneration
  • Revenue and Farming Unit Size Groups
  • Gross Income from Agricultural Products (Field Crop Products, Horticultural Products, Animals and Animal Products, Forestry Products)
  • Income from Agricultural Products; Sales of Livestock, Milk and Cream, Wool/Pelts/Fur/Mohair, Poultry and Poultry Products, Game Breeding and Hunting, Fish Breeding and Fishing
  • Field Crops: Area Planted, Volume of Production
  • Livestock Products Production: Milk and Cream, Wool, Mohair, Chicken Eggs, Ostrich Feathers, Game
  • Current Expenditures: Seed and Plant Material, Stock and Poultry Feed, Fertilisers, Packing Materials, Fuel, Remedies for Combating Diseases and Pests, Transport, Veterinary Services, Repairs/Maintenance, Electricity, Licence Fees, Insurance Premiums, Tax, Interest, Rental, Rations, VAT Rendered

Crops: Summer Cereals, Winter Cereals, Fodder Crops, Oil-seeds, Legumes, Sugar Cane, Potatoes and Vegetables, Fruit, Citrus, Subtropical Fruit, Deciduous Fruit, Nuts, Tea, Horticultural Products, Maize, Grain Sorghum, Wheat, Barley, Groundnuts, Sunflower Seeds, Soya Beans, Dry Beans, Lucerne, Teff,  Cotton, Tobacco,  Potatoes, Tomatoes, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Onions, Beetroot, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes,  Green Beans, Green Mealies, Pumpkins, Green Peas, Oranges, Lemons, Grapefruit, Naartjies,  Pineapples, Avocados, Bananas, Mangoes, Pawpaws,Apples, Pears, Peaches, Plums and Prunes,  Table-grapes, Wine-grapes, Dry-grapes, Macadamia Nuts, Pecan Nuts, Rooibos

Livestock: Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Chickens, Ostriches

Regions: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Province, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape, Western Cape, South Africa