Online job aggregator, Adzuna, has released an income map showing where the wealth is concentrated in South Africa.
The research – which is based on job advertisements published on Adzuna – shows that wealth is primarily concentrated in the Western Cape, Gauteng, and Limpopo provinces.
The data shows that Gauteng has the highest average salary with R397,345. It is followed by the Western Cape at R382,353 and Limpopo at R380,710.
While those three provinces are essentially South Africa’s income hubs, the Eastern Cape province is home to the lowest income bracket in the country, Adzuna said.
By comparison, the average salary in the Eastern Cape (R293,011) is more than R100,000 less than that of Gauteng.
|2||Western Cape||R382 353|
|4||Northern Cape||R351 461|
|6||Free State||R334 758|
|7||North West||R331 451|
|9||Eastern Cape||R293 011|
|National average||R349 070|
Richest and poorest cities
These same trends can be seen at a city-level, Adzuna said.
“Johannesburg is South Africa’s highest-earning city, with an average income of R447,857 per year,” it said.
“Cape Town closely followed the lead of the country’s (financial) capital city, with an average annual salary of R437,853.
“The cities that earned the least per year were East London, Bloemfontein, and Jeffreys Bay, with Jeffreys Bay earning the lowest average income of just R120,750 per year.”
|2||Cape Town||R437 853|
|8||East London||R313 275|
|10||Jeffreys Bay||R120 750|