MarkData conducted an Omnibus survey for the Human Sciences Research Council from 1 to 19 February 1993. The purpose of the Omnibus Project was to offer a large number of clients the opportunity to obtain information on a wide spectrum of topics by using a cost effective method.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Units of analysis in the survey included individuals
v1: Edited, anonymised data for licensed distribution
The 1993 Omnibus survey collected demographic data (sex, age, marital status, education, language, income, occupation, population group), as well as data on the following topics: Horses, services, health, national symbols, politics, the South African economy, and education
The survey had national coverage, including coverage of the 'homelands" of Ciskei and Venda.
The lowest level of geographic aggregation for the data is Magisterial district.
The lowest level of geographic aggregation covered by the data is magisterial district
The universe included all household residents 18 years old or older
Producers and sponsors
Human Sciences Research Council
The sample allocation was approximately proportional to the 1991 population census. All samples were drawn with a probability proportional to size. Those sample sizes were: Blacks 1 100, Whites 400, Coloureds 300, Asians 200.
The data were weighted according to the adjusted 1991 population census data per population group per geographical region. The weighting corrects any bias in the sample data on age, gender and educational qualifications of each population group. Then two sets of weights were calculated for the population in general and for the age group of 18 years and older.