The Quality of Life Index 2020/21
The GCRO’s Quality of Life Index is based on a multidimensional understanding of quality of life. It combines 33 variables into seven dimensions, each of which supports the understanding of a particular aspect of wellbeing. These dimension scores are then aggregated to provide a single, overarching Quality of Life Index score out of 100. This visualisation illustrates the Quality of Life Index scores and dimension scores for Gauteng and its municipalities.
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Linked to project(s):Quality of Life Survey 6 (2020/21)
Quality of Life V (2017/18) survey viewer
In order to facilitate broader access to QoL survey results, at a variety of spatial levels, the GCRO has partnered with OpenUp, to develop the QoL V (2017/18) viewer. The tool highlights key findings from the QoL V survey in an intuitive and easy to navigate web application.
Change in exponential growth of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa and Gauteng
This visualisation shows how the growth rate of confirmed COVID-19 cases has changed over time in the provinces of South Africa and districts in Gauteng. As the first COVID-19 cases were recorded in South Africa, growth was exponential, but the rate of growth has changed over time
Household characteristics in relation to COVID-19 risks in Gauteng
The structure of our households, the infrastructure we have access to, and where we come from, all shape our daily lives, and influence our access to various resources and forms of support. This visualisation explores the relationships between various household characteristics and exposure to factors that are expected to impact vulnerability in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
De-densifying Gauteng: A thought experiment
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns that dense urban areas increase the risk of transmission and one of the proposed responses includes de-densifying parts of cities in order to reduce the transmission of the virus. In response, this interactive visualisation represents a thought experiment and an attempt to understand the relationship between density, population size and land area in Gauteng.