The Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) was established in 2008 as a partnership between the University of Johannesburg (UJ), the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG), with municipalities in Gauteng also represented. The objective of the GCRO is to inform policy in various spheres of the Gauteng government with data on the quality of the lives of people who live in Guateng. The Quality of Life Survey IV was conducted in 2015 and 2016.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data
Unit of Analysis
Households and individuals
v1: Edited, anonymised dataset shared under a CC-BY-SA license
The Gauteng City-Region Observatory's Quality of Life Survey collects data on demographic details of the enumerated population (population group, gender, age, language) and on housing (dwelling type, tenure, satisfaction with dwelling, perceived quality of housing and housing allocation) as well as household services (water, sanitation, refuse, energy sources). Data was also collected on migration, health (including disability), education and employment (including employment sector). Data on community services and amenities was also collected, and on transport, leisure activities and safety and crime. Financial data was collected (including on debts, income, and social grants) and data on household assets. Data on public participation and governance was also collected during the survey. Finally, the survey collected data on the perceived personal wellbeing and quality of life of respondents.
The survey covers the Gauteng province in South Africa.
The lowest level of geographic aggregation in the data is ward.
The survey covers all adult residents in Gauteng, South Africa.
Producers and sponsors
Gauteng City-Region Observatory
University of Johannesburg
University of the Witwatersrand
Gauteng Provincial Government
South African Local Government Association (SALGA)