What is the biggest problem facing your community?

The August map of the month depicts data from the 2013 Quality of Life (QoL) III Survey question: ‘What is the biggest problem facing your community?’. Visualising the biggest problem per ward depicts a more nuanced understanding of the developmental challenges identified by respondents in Gauteng.

This month’s map of the month depicts data collected from the 2013 Quality of Life (QoL) III survey question: ‘What is the biggest problem facing your community?’. The map is derived by calculating and plotting the most commonly identified response per ward. On the map we see that the biggest problem identified by respondents was unemployment (with 210 wards saying this was their biggest problem) and crime (with 151 wards saying this was their biggest problem). The map also depicts a more nuanced understanding of the developmental challenges evident in the GCR. For example in 55 wards,housing and a lack of basic services was the most common answer, while in 20 wards, a lack of maintenance was the most common answer. Respondents in only one ward (located in Westonaria) identified drought, flood or natural disasters as the biggest problem facing their community…..more

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