Understanding quality of life in the GCR
In 2014 the GCRO completed its third Quality of Life survey. The 2009 survey delivered a wealth of data, and the 2011 survey provided even more, presenting also the opportunity to view comparative data on key indicators across the two years. The surveys are important in themselves, and the data has been used extensively in a host of presentations, academic publications and the two State of Gauteng City-Region Reviews (2011 and 2013). However GCRO also believes that it is imperative that this data be turned into deeper analysis on the nature of quality of life in the region in order to inform public debate, government action, and more targeted academic enquiry on emerging issues. This project saw a number of outputs produced which drew broadly from the GCRO’s first three Quality of Life surveys.
Greyling, T. (2013) ‘A composite index of quality of life for the Gauteng city-region: a principal component analysis approach’, GCRO Occasional Paper 7.
Everatt, D. (2013) ‘The Gauteng City-Region: what we know’, GCRO Presentation.