[South Africa] Census of Agriculture Provincial Statistics 2002- Limpopo: Financial and Production Statistics

Cover South Africa 2002 Limpopo


Report 11-02-10 (2002), Pretoria, South Africa: Statistics South Africa, Department of Agriculture, (2006)

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This report contains the detailed results of the 2002 Census of Commercial Agriculture for the Limpopo, 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.


  • Farming Units
  • Gross Farming Income
  • Current and Capital Expenditures
  • Farming Debt
  • 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
  • Type of Creditors
  • Crops/Vegetables Planted, Production: Dry Land, Irrigated
  • Number of Livestock Sold
  • Livestock Products Sold
  • Poultry Products Sold
  • Livestock on Farm

Crops:  Summer Cereals, Winter Cereals, Maize for Grain, Grain Sorghum, Wheat, Barley, Oil-seeds, Legumes, Sunflower Seed, Ground Nuts, Soya Beans, Dry Beans, Fodder Crops, Lucerne, Maize for Silage, Teff, Sugar-cane, Cotton, Tobacco, Horticultural Products, Potatoes, Green Mealies and Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Onions, Pumpkins, Carrots, Cabbage and Red Cabbage, Green Beans, Asparagus, Beetroot, Broccoli, Cucumbers, Horticultural Products, Peppers, Mushrooms, Lettuce, Cauliflower, Cellery, Sweet Potatoes, Fruit, Citrus, Oranges, Lemons, Naartjes, Grapefruit, Subtropical Fruit, Pineapples, Avocados, Bananas, Mangoes, Pawpaws, Apples, Pears, Plums/Prunes, Table-grapes, Wine Grapes, Peaches, Deciduous Fruit, Nuts, Tea, Flowers, Macadamia, Pecan, Rooibos

Livestock:  Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle, Sheep, Angora Goats, Boer Goats, Pigs, Milk and Cream, Wool, Mohair, Hides and Skins, Chickens, Ostriches, Eggs, Ostrich Skins, Ostrich Feathers, Honey, Aquaculture, Horses, Donkeys

Districts: Dzanani, Ellisras, Giyani,  Letaba, Messina/Musina, Mhala, Mutale,  Phalaborwa, Pietersburg/Polokwane, Potgietersrus/Mokopane, Soutpansberg, Thabazimbi, Warmbad/Bela-Bela, Waterberg, Limpopo