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List of South African provinces by Human Development Index

This is a list of the provinces of South Africa ranked according to their Human Development Index (HDI). The HDI data is drawn from the United Nations Development Programme's South Africa Human Development Report 2003.

Rank Province HDI (2003)
1 Western Cape 0.7708
2 Gauteng 0.7351
3 Northern Cape 0.6856
4 Free State 0.6717
5 Mpumalanga 0.6491
6 KwaZulu-Natal 0.6305
7 Eastern Cape 0.6175
8 North West 0.6062
9 Limpopo 0.5943
South Africa 0.6675

Historical data

Province 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Western Cape 0.7869 0.7883 0.7865 0.7876 0.7902 0.7914 0.7903 0.7891 0.7864 0.7788 0.7756 0.7744 0.7730 0.7708
Gauteng 0.8077 0.8091 0.8082 0.8096 0.8121 0.8130 0.8103 0.8042 0.7957 0.7807 0.7678 0.7570 0.7461 0.7351
Northern Cape 0.7128 0.7153 0.7150 0.7182 0.7206 0.7204 0.7198 0.7183 0.7145 0.7052 0.6983 0.6944 0.6906 0.6856
Free State 0.7265 0.7293 0.7299 0.7347 0.7392 0.7401 0.7393 0.7363 0.7297 0.7157 0.7023 0.6920 0.6820 0.6717
Mpumalanga 0.7114 0.7148 0.7154 0.7196 0.7237 0.7241 0.7233 0.7183 0.7100 0.6936 0.6821 0.6708 0.6598 0.6491
KwaZulu-Natal 0.7049 0.7073 0.7079 0.7108 0.7139 0.7148 0.7121 0.7060 0.6969 0.6829 0.6661 0.6536 0.6416 0.6305
Eastern Cape 0.6579 0.6599 0.6606 0.6638 0.6677 0.6705 0.6701 0.6674 0.6626 0.6547 0.6416 0.6347 0.6268 0.6175
North West 0.6726 0.6733 0.6735 0.6764 0.6794 0.6789 0.6761 0.6715 0.6645 0.6509 0.6383 0.6281 0.6172 0.6062
Limpopo 0.6239 0.6300 0.6317 0.6365 0.6403 0.6413 0.6429 0.6424 0.6391 0.6262 0.6193 0.6109 0.6028 0.5943
South Africa 0.7201 0.7225 0.7230 0.7261 0.7300 0.7326 0.7309 0.7268 0.7193 0.7085 0.6964 0.6871 0.6774 0.6675

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