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

Cover South Africa 2002 Western Cape


Report 11-02-02 (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 Western Cape, 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 ‘self-governing 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, Employment, Employee Remuneration (Total, Full-time, Casual and Seasonal)
  • Owners Who Farm Themselves and Unpaid Family Members Involved in Farming Operations
  • Paid Employees According to Occupation
  • Gross Farming Income (Field Crops, Horticulture, Animals, Animal Products), Expenditures (Current and Capital), Farming Debt
  • Gross Farming Income from Honey, Aquaculture, Forestry Products
  • Losses
  • Expenditures on New Buildings and Development Work
  • New Equipment Purchased, Pre-owned Equipment Purchased
  • Farming Debt: Type of Obligation, Type of Creditors,
  • Field Crops, Horticulture: Area Planted, Production
  • Livestock and Poultry Products Sold
  • Livestock on Farm

Crops: Summer Cereals, Maize for Grain, Grain Sorghum, Winter Cereals, Wheat, Barley, Oil-seeds, Sunflower Seed, Ground-nuts, Soya Beans, Legumes, Dry Beans, Fodder Crops, Lucerne, Maize for Silage, Teff, Sugar-cane, Cotton, Tobacco, Vegetables,  Potatoes, Green Mealies and Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Onions, Pumpkins, Carrots, Cabbages and Red Cabbages, Green Beans, Asparagus, Beetroot, Broccoli, Cucumbers, Peppers, Mushrooms, Lettuce, Cauliflower, Cellery, Sweet Potatoes, Fruit, Citrus, Subtropical Fruit, Deciduous Fruit, Nuts, Tea, Cultivated and Wild Flowers,

Oranges, Lemons, Grapefruit, Naartjes, Pineapples, Avocados, Bananas, Mangoes, Pawpaws, Apples, Pears, Peaches, Plums/Prunes, Table-Grapes, Wine Grapes, Macadamia, Pecan, Rooibos

Livestock and Animal Products: Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle, Sheep, Angora Goats, Boer Goats, Pigs, Milk and Cream, Wool, Mohair, Hides and Skins, Poultry, Chickens, Ostriches, Chicken Eggs, Ostrich Skins, Ostrich Feathers, Game Farming, Horses, Donkeys

Districts: Beaufort West, Bellville, Bredasdorp, Caledon, Calitzdorp, Ceres, Clanwilliam, George, Heidelberg, Hermanus, Hopefield, Knysna, Kuilsriver, Ladismith, Laingsburg, Malmesbury, Montagu, Moorreesburg, Mossel Bay, Murraysburg, Oudtshoorn, Paarl, Piketberg, Prince Albert, Riversdale, Robertson, Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Swellendam, Tulbagh, Uniondale, Vanrhynsdorp, Vredenburg, Vredendal, Wellington, Worcester, Wynberg, Western Cape