|Question||Answer||Description||Datasource and Evidence||Comment|
|What essential services are provided to backyard dwellings?||No 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/ BEPP 2019/20||No indication|
|Has a department been assigned to take responsibility for backyarding?||Strong Evidence||
A leading department needs to take responsibility for supporting backyarders.
|IDP/ BEPP 2019/20||Human Settlements|
|What is the nature of the a recognition of the occurance of backyarding in municipal plans?||Partial Evidence||
Municipalities should recognize backyarding as an important sector of rental supply. Is the municipality supportive or discouraging of the sector?
|IDP/ BEPP 2019/20||Significant focus is placed on on addressing the housing backlog|
|Does the city have a plan for addressing the needs of backyarders?||No 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/ BEPP 2019/20||No indication, as backyards and shacks are used interchangeably|
|Is there a clear indication that the municipality recognizes backyarding as a housing strategy in the city?||No Evidence||
Even though the municpality might not have a backyarder support strategy, there should be evidence of this housing option in municipal plans.
|IDP/ BEPP 2019/20||There is no clear indication whether the municipality recognises backyading as a housing strategy, as often backyard and shacks are used interchangeably.|
|% of Provincial total||Partial Evidence||
This figure indicates the % of backyard shacks in the Province located in the metro
|IDP/ BEPP 2019/20||38%|
|% 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/ BEPP 2019/20||8%|
|# of people living in backyards||Partial 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/ BEPP 2019/20||8 858|
|# HH living in backyards||Partial Evidence||
The number of households residing in backyarder shacks across the entire city.
|IDP/ BEPP 2019/20||16 774|
|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/ BEPP 2019/20||1%|