Hout Bay Migration Study

Sample size:~2700 

Coverage: The survey covers two neighbourhoods in Hout Bay in the Western Cape, South Africa

Included sections: Household services, household composition, education, migration, employment, marital status and religion

Data: The survey’s documentation and data are available from DataFirst


The survey covers two neighbourhoods – Imizamo Yethu and Hout Bay Harbour (Hangberg) – in the suburb of Hout Bay, Cape Town. It was conducted in November and December, 2005. The questionnaire was divided into five sections.

The survey recorded 2617 primary responses and 122 additional respondents. The initial results were published by SALDRU in July 2006 as ‘Migration to Two Neighbourhoods in the Suburb of Hout Bay, Cape Town, 2005: Survey Report and Baseline Information’.