District Health Barometer 2018/19
The data are a reformatted version of the 2018/19 District Health Barometer (DHB) health indicator dataset provided by the HST. The intention of this publication was to provide an overview of the delivery of selected healthcare services in the public health sector across the provinces, districts and local municipalities/sub-districts of South Africa. The DHB has been an annual publication since 2005. The main focus of the 2018/19 publication is the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)a and the Universal Health Coverage (UHC)b index. Data are drawn from the electronic District Health Information Software (WebDHIS), the Ideal Clinic Realisation and Maintenance system, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) surveys, the National Treasury Basic Accounting System (BAS), the Personnel Administration (PERSAL) system, the TIER.Net for Tuberculosis (TB) and antiretroviral (ART) data, the Electronic Drug-resistant Tuberculosis Register (EDRWeb), the National Income Dynamics Study (NiDS), and other National Department of Health (NDoH) information systems. The publication seeks to highlight inequities in health outcomes, health-resource allocation and health delivery, and to track the efficiency of health processes, across all provinces and districts. Modifications were made to the data table provided in line with Hadley Wickem`s `tidy data` standards for statistical research (10.18637/jss.v059.i10). The dates of the indices were also standardised to represent a single year in the YYYY format and a column of municipal codes was allocated to each row in line with the coding from the South African Municipal Demarcation Board. Lastly, centroids of the political areas described (national, provincial, district municipal, and local municipal areas) were added as applied in a final column.
   
SDG 1.2.1 Percentage of population living below the national poverty line (FPL <R400 per month), by sex and age from the 2011 census
Sustainable development goal sdg 1.2.1 (% population below national poverty line) for the year 2011 dasymetrically mapped to a 500m grid using the 2008 spot dwelling count. The data provides a percentage of the population per category living below the food poverty line of R400 per month and is further disaggregated according to gender and and age categories "0-5";"6-18";"19-30";"31-50";"51-65";"66-80";"81-120".
   
Total Population living below the food poverty line (<R400 per month) by sex and age from the 2011 census
Total population from the 2011 census data, dasymetrically mapped to a 500m grid using the 2008 spot dwelling count. The data provides an indication of the total number of people per category living below the food poverty line of R400 per month and is further disaggregated according to gender and and age categories "0-5";"6-18";"19-30";"31-50";"51-65";"66-80";"81-120".
   
Total population by sex and age from the 2011 census
Total population from the 2011 census data, dasymetrically mapped to a 500m grid using the 2008 spot dwelling count. The data provides an indication of the total number of people per 500m grid cell and is further disaggregated according to gender and and age categories "0-5";"6-18";"19-30";"31-50";"51-65";"66-80";"81-120".
   
Total number of houses from the 2011 census with access to electricity, as well as the number households that use electricity for cooking, heating and lighting
Total number of houses from the 2011 census with access to electricity dasymetrically mapped to a 500m grid using the 2008 spot dwelling count. The data provides an indication of the total number of households per 500m grid cell that use electricity for Cooking, Heating and Lighting
   
Total number of houses from the 2011 census that utilise solar energy as a fuel source, as well as number of households that use solar energy for cooking, heating and lighting
Total number of houses from the 2011 census that utilise solar energy for fuel, dasymetrically mapped to a 500m grid using the 2008 spot dwelling count. The data provides an indication of the total number of households per 500m grid cell that use solar energy for Cooking, Heating and Lighting
   
Proportion of population with access to electricity
Sustainable development goal sdg 7.1.1 (Proportion of population with access to electricity) for the year 2011 dasymetrically mapped to a 500m grid using the 2008 spot dwelling count. The data provides a percentage of the total number of households per 500m grid cell that use electricity for Cooking, Heating and Lighting
   
Percentage of the population that uses solar energy as their main source of energy
Sustainable development goal sdg 7.1.1 (Percentage of the population that uses solar energy as their main source of energy) for the year 2011 dasymetrically mapped to a 500m grid using the 2008 spot dwelling count. The data provides a percentage of the total number of households per 500m grid cell that use solar energy for Cooking, Heating and Lighting
   
Percentage of urban population living in informal housing and their access to services
Sustainable development goal sdg 11.1.1a and 11.1.1d Percentage of Urban population living in informal dwellings and their access to electricity, water, sanitation and refuse removal. This data was derived from the StatsSA 2011 census and disaggregated using a dasymetric mapping technique to a 500m grid based off the number of dwellings in that grid from the 2008 spot building count
   
Urban population living in informal Housing and their access to services
Number of individuals in urban areas that live in informal Housing and their access to clean water, electricity, sanitation and refuse removal. this data is derived from the 2011 statsSA census and dasymetrically mapped to a 500m grid using the 2008 spot dwelling count.
   
Number of maternal deaths associated with childbirth
Sustainable development Goal 3.1.1 Number of maternal deaths associated with childbirth for the years of 2016 and 2015 per 100 000 births. This data was derived from the 2016 StatsSA community survey and the StatsSA birth register. The data was dasymetrically mapped to a 500m grid using the 2008 spot dwelling count