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List of South African provinces by Human Development Index

Map of the South African provinces by Human Development Index in 2017.
Legend:
  0.700 – 0.799 (high)
  0.600 – 0.699 (medium)

This is a list of the provinces of South Africa by Human Development Index as of 2017.[1]

Rank Province HDI (2017) Comparable countries (2017)[2]
High human development
1 Western Cape 0.764  Venezuela
2 Gauteng 0.735  Jordan,  Tunisia
3 Free State 0.711  Uzbekistan
Medium human development
 South Africa (average) 0.699  Philippines
4 North West 0.688  Palestine
5 Northern Cape 0.682  Iraq
6 Limpopo 0.680  Iraq
7 Mpumalanga 0.678  El Salvador
8 KwaZulu-Natal 0.668  Morocco
9 Eastern Cape 0.649  Guatemala,  Tajikistan

Historical data

Province 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2017
Western Cape 0.702 0.738 0.716 0.689 0.717 0.756 0.764
Gauteng 0.684 0.719 0.695 0.666 0.694 0.727 0.735
Free State 0.634 0.664 0.644 0.625 0.658 0.705 0.711
North West 0.614 0.642 0.625 0.606 0.637 0.680 0.688
Northern Cape 0.615 0.643 0.623 0.603 0.632 0.675 0.682
Limpopo 0.581 0.608 0.594 0.588 0.629 0.673 0.680
Mpumalanga 0.596 0.623 0.607 0.594 0.630 0.671 0.678
KwaZulu-Natal 0.574 0.602 0.587 0.577 0.614 0.661 0.668
Eastern Cape 0.564 0.591 0.575 0.562 0.598 0.642 0.649
South Africa 0.619 0.648 0.630 0.614 0.649 0.691 0.699

References

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Human Development Report 2018 – "Human Development Indices and Indicators"" (PDF). HDRO (Human Development Report Office) United Nations Development Programme. pp. 22–25. Retrieved 5 January 2019.