Statistics South Africa: Personal Services Industry, Wholesale Trade Sales
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Report-90-01-01 - Personal services industry 2008

Income. The total income for the personal services industry in 2008 was R167 640 million. The largest contributor to the total income was ‘‘Educational activities’‘ (R36 459 million or 22%), followed by ‘‘Hospital activities’‘ (R27 295 million or 16%), ‘‘Other recreational activities’‘ (R25 223 million or 15%) and 'Medical and dental practice activities' (R23 270 million or 14%) (Figure 1 and Table 1, pages 9 and 10 of Report No. 90-01-01). Large enterprises (those with turnover equal to or greater than R13 million) generated 69% or R116 177 million of the total income of the personal services industry (Figure 2 and Table 4, page 14 of Report No. 90-01-01).

Expenditure. The total expenditure for the personal services industry in 2008 was R144 567 million. The largest expenditure item was ‘‘Salaries and wages’‘ (R48 053 million or 33%), followed by ‘‘Purchases’‘
(R30 961 million or 21%), ‘‘Depreciation’‘‘ (R5 283 million or 4%), ‘‘Rental of land, buildings and other structures’‘ (R4 194 million or 3%) and ‘‘Interest’‘ (R3 322 million or 2%) (Figure 4 and Table 6, pages 17-22 of Report No. 90-01-01).

Employment. The total number of persons employed in the personal services industry at the end of June 2008 was 489 869. ‘‘Educational activities’‘ employed the largest number of persons (1000 756 or 20%), followed by ‘‘Other human health activities’‘ (607 275 or 14%), ‘‘Hospital activities’‘ (601 829 or 13%) and ‘‘Medical and dental practice activities’‘ (501 824 or 11%) (Figure 5 and Table 11, page 30 of Report No. 90-01-01).

The proportion of females out of the total persons employed was 64% and that for males was 36%. The industry with the highest proportion of females employed was ‘‘Hairdressing and other beauty treatment’‘ (808%), while ‘‘Sewage and refuse disposal, sanitation and similar activities’‘ had the highest proportion of males employed (704%) (Figure 6 and Table 11, page 30 of Report No. 90-01-01).

Employment by enterprise size indicates that the large enterprises (those with turnover equal to or greater than R13 million) employed 49% or 242 529 of the total persons employed in the personal services industry in 2008, followed by small enterprises at 26% or 125 692, micro enterprises at 18% or 86 141 and medium enterprises at 7% or 35 507 (Figure 7 and Table 12, page 31 of Report No. 90-01-01).


P0305 - Recorded live births 2009

In 2009, 1 254 707 live births were registered at the Department of Home Affairs. This represents a decrease of 1,8% from a total of 1 277 763 births registered in 2008. KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng had the highest number of registered births. A total of 879 707 births occurred in 2009 and were registered within the year of their occurrence. This represents a decrease of 3,9% from 2008 in which births that were registered within the year of their occurrence were 915 674. A total of 375 000 births were registered later than the year of birth. The completeness of 2009 births registered within the year of birth was 85,4%.


P6141.2 - Wholesale trade sales June 2010

Wholesale trade sales in real terms. Wholesale trade sales, at constant 2000 prices, for the second quarter of 2010 increased by 2,5% compared with the second quarter of 2009, while sales for the same period in 2009 decreased by 12,4%. Seasonally adjusted wholesale trade sales for the second quarter of 2010 increased by 2,7% compared with the first quarter of 2010. Wholesale trade sales, at constant 2000 prices, for June 2010 increased by 2,6% compared with June 2009.

Wholesale trade sales in nominal terms. Wholesale trade sales, at current prices, for the second quarter of 2010 increased by 8,1% compared with the second quarter of 2009. The major contributor to this increase was dealers in ‘solid, liquid and gaseous fuels and related products’ (305,3% and contributing 5,3 percentage points).

Wholesale trade sales, at current prices, for June 2010 increased by 9,7% compared with June 2009, while sales for the corresponding period in 2009 decreased by 14,9%. Large year-on-year percentage increases were recorded for wholesale trade in ‘precious stones, jewellery and silverware’ (906,7%), ‘solid, liquid and gaseous fuels and related products’ (309,3%) and ‘metals and metal ores’ (17,5%).


P6242.1 - Retail trade sales June 2010

Measured in real terms (constant 2008 prices), seasonally adjusted retail trade sales rose 1,8% in June 2010 compared with May 2010. This followed month-on-month changes of 1,3% in May 2010 and -0,2% in April 2010.

In real terms, retail trade sales rose by 7,4% in June 2010 compared with June 2009. In June 2010 the highest annual real growth rate was recorded for ‘retailers in household furniture, appliances and equipment’ (17,7%), followed by ‘retailers in textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods’ (13,1%) and ‘retailers in pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetics and toiletries’ (70,9%).

Retail trade sales in real terms rose by 4,9% in the second quarter of 2010 compared with the second quarter of 2009. The main contributors to the increase of 4,9% were ‘retailers in textiles, clothing, footwear and leather goods’ (80,5% and contributing 1,7 percentage points), ‘general dealers’ (40,5% and contributing 1,7 percentage points) and ‘retailers in household furniture, appliances and equipment’ (18,1% and contributing 0,9 of a percentage point).


P5041.1 - Selected building statistics of the private sector as reported by local government institutions June 2010

The value of recorded building plans passed by larger municipalities (at current prices) during January to June 2010 was 10,7% lower (-R3 474,8 million) compared with January to June 2009. The largest decrease was reported for non-residential buildings (-32,6% or -R3 201,9 million), followed by additions and alterations (-1,5% or -R155,2 million) and residential buildings (-0,9% or
-R117,8 million).

The value of buildings reported as completed to larger municipalities (at current prices) during January to June 2010 decreased by 20,8% (-R5 423,9 million) compared with January to June 2009. The biggest percentage decrease was reported for non-residential buildings (-23,3% or -R1 687,6 million), followed by residential buildings (-20,6% or -R2 595,6 million) and additions and alterations (-18,1% or -R1 140,6 million).


P6343.2 - Motor trade sales June 2010

Actual motor trade sales estimates. The actual motor trade sales estimates for the second quarter of 2010 increased by 17,7% compared with the second quarter of 2009. Sales for the corresponding period in 2009 decreased by 15,6%.

The major contributors to the increase of 17,7% were ‘new vehicle sales’ (408,7% and contributing 10,4 percentage points) and ‘fuel sales’ (16,9% and contributing 4,5 percentage points).

Motor trade sales rose by 11,9% in June 2010 compared with June 2009, the seventh consecutive positive growth rate recorded since December 2009. In June 2010 the highest year-on-year growth rate was recorded for ‘new vehicle sales’ (300,3% or R1 863 million).

Seasonally adjusted motor trade sales. Seasonally adjusted motor trade sales for the second quarter of 2010 increased by 4,3% compared with the first quarter of 2010, while sales between May and June 2010 decreased by 1,2%.


P0041 - Statistics of civil cases for debt June 2010

The second quarter of 2010 reflected a 4,6% increase in the total number of civil summonses issued for debt compared with the second quarter of 2009. A decrease of 11,0% was recorded between June 2009 and June 2010.

The total number of civil judgements recorded for debt for the second quarter of 2010 increased by 4,9% compared with the second quarter of 2009. A decrease of 3,7% was recorded between June 2009 and June 2010.

There was a 9,2% decrease in the total value of civil judgements recorded for debt for the second quarter of 2010 compared with the second quarter of 2009. A decrease of 12,3% was recorded between June 2009 and June 2010.

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