|Question||Answer||Description||Datasource and Evidence||Comment|
|# HH living in backyards||Strong Evidence||
The number of households residing in backyarder shacks across the entire city.
|IDP/ BEPP 2019/20 review; Census 2011||9 040|
|2001 - 2011 Backyarder Growth Rate||Strong Evidence||
The growth rate of households living in backyarder shacks is calculated by comparing census 2001 and 2011 data.
|Census 2011||1%. No recent data available in 2019/20 strategic documents - figure used to extrapolate, but highly likely that rate of growth has increased in the period of 2013-2019.|
|% of Provincial total||Partial Evidence||
This figure indicates that 47% of backyard shacks in the Eastern Cape Province is located in East London.
|IDP/ BEPP 2019/20 review||38%|
|Does the council have an official backyarder upgrading strategy?||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 2019/20 review||Makes mention that a plan is underway, but has given no indication as to what this plan will entail and when it can be expected.|
|# of people living in backyards||Strong Evidence||
By multiplying the number of households with the city's average household size according to census 2011 data, we get a sense of how many people live inbackyarder shacks.
|Community Survey (2016)||32 544|
|% 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.
|What services are provided to backyarder shacks?||No Evidence||
Every strategy should be clearly state, without ambiguity and uncertainty, what the city's strategy of improving backyard shacks is. In this way, citizens can hold their governments to account.
|IDP 2019/210 review||No mention of a strategy.|
|Has a department been assigned to take responsibility for the strategy?||Partial Evidence||
A leading department needs to take responsibility for the strategy.
|IDP 2019/20 review||Department of Human Settlements|