ERIC Number: ED290645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Comparative Education Statistics: Part 1. Population Statistics for Educational Planning and the Provision of Education. Report 0-290.
Bezuidenhout, J. J.
The purpose of this research project was to compile and analyze data concerning the composition and geographic distribution of South Africa's population for the purpose of future educational planning to meet the needs of four population groups. This document contains statistics and conclusions on: (1) the role of population shifts and urbanization; (2) economic development effects on internal migration; (3) age distribution and population growth; and (4) population projections. The findings indicate that the total population change between 1904 and 1980 included a six percent decrease in Whites, a five percent increase in Blacks, and a one-half percent increase in both Coloreds and Asians. Statistics for 1970 and 1980 indicate an easterly and northeasterly population migration. The four population group's age distribution patterns suggest that: (1) White's constitute the oldest group; (2) Asians, in 1960, comprised the youngest segment; but (3) by 1980, Blacks had become the youngest population group. Tables, maps, an index, and a bibliography are included. (JHP)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Data Analysis, Data Interpretation, Demography, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Migration Patterns, Population Distribution, Population Growth, Population Trends, Trend Analysis
Technical Services, Private Bag X41, Pretoria 0001, Republic of South Africa.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa).
Identifiers - Location: South Africa