This report contains the detailed results of the 2002 Census of Commercial Agriculture for the Free State, 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.
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 magisterial district level.
Gross Farming Income
Current and Capital Expenditures
Employment: Owners Who Farm Themselves and Unpaid Family Members Involved in Farming Operations
Paid Employees by Occupation
Employee Remuneration: Full-time, Casual and Seasonal
Gross Farming Income by Main Division: Field Crops, Horticulture, Animals, Animal Products, Other Products, Livestock Sales, Livestock Product Sales, Poultry Sales, Poultry Product Sales, Game Farming, Honey, Aquaculture, Forestry Products
Losses During the Financial Year
New Buildings Erected and Development Work Done
New Equipment Purchased, Pre-owned Equipment Purchased