|Question||Answer||Description||Datasource and Evidence||Comment|
|What essential services are provided to backyard dwellings?||Partial Evidence||
Every strategy should be clearly state, without ambiguity and uncertainty, what the city's strategy of improving backyard dwellings is. In this way, citizens can hold their governments to account.
|IDP 2017/18 to 2021/22 (2021/22 Review||City claims the extent of service provision is still being debated by the NDHS, thus no specific mention of services provided|
|Has a department been assigned to take responsibility for backyarding?||Strong Evidence||
A leading department needs to take responsibility for supporting backyarders.
|IDP 2017/18 to 2021/22 (2021/22 Review||NDHS|
|What is the nature of the a recognition of the occurance of backyarding in municipal plans?||Strong Evidence||
Municipalities should recognize backyarding as an important sector of rental supply. Is the municipality supportive or discouraging of the sector?
|IDP 2017/18 to 2021/22 (2021/22 Review||Backyard are highlighted as a concern that needs to be address the NDHS debating the proposal.|
|Does the city have a plan for addressing the needs of backyarders?||Partial Evidence||
Every city with a significant proportion (more than 5% of total city population) of backyarders should have a strategy to improve the living conditions of people living in backyarder shacks articulated in their core municipal doucmentation.
|IDP 2017/18 to 2021/22 (2021/22 Review||Recognition of the need to address backyarding, but no conclusive plan|
|Is there a clear indication that the municipality recognizes backyarding as a housing strategy in the city?||Strong Evidence||
Even though the municpality might not have a backyarder support strategy, there should be evidence of this housing option in municipal plans.
|IDP 2017/18 to 2021/22 (2021/22 Review||Strategy combined with informal settlment upgrading|
|% of Provincial total||Partial Evidence||
This figure indicates the % of backyard shacks in the Province located in the metro
|IDP 2017/18 to 2021/22 (2021/22 Review||61%|
|% of municipal population||Partial Evidence||
This figure represents the proportion of the city's population living in backyarder shacks. In other words, a bit less than one in ten people live in an informal settlement.
|IDP 2017/18 to 2021/22 (2021/22 Review||4%|
|# of people living in backyards||Strong Evidence||
By multiplying the number of households with the city's average household size according to census data, we get a sense of how many people live in backyarder dwellings.
|IDP 2017/18 to 2021/22 (2021/22 Review||125 337|
|# HH living in backyards||Strong Evidence||
The number of households residing in backyarder shacks across the entire city.
|IDP 2017/18 to 2021/22 (2021/22 Review||49 000|
|Backyarder Growth Rate||Partial Evidence||
The growth rate of households living in backyarder shacks is calculated by comparing Census 2011 data and reported figures in the IDP.
|IDP 2017/18 to 2021/22 (2021/22 Review||3%|