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SAStats' key findings for electricity, gas and water supply industry

SAStats' key findings for electricity, gas and water supply industry

StasSA recently released key findings for the electricity, gas and water supply industry for 2013.

Income

The total income for the electricity, gas and water supply industry in 2013 was R181,214m. The largest contributor to the total income was 'generation, transmission and distribution of electricity' (R150,019m or 82,8%,) followed by 'collection, purification and distribution of water' (R22,052m or 12,2%) and 'manufacturing and distribution of gaseous fuels through mains' (R9,143m or 5,0%.)

The total income represents an increase of 19.1% per annum over the income reported in the corresponding survey of 2010 (R107,188m.)

Revisions: revisions were made to 2010 results due to new information obtained after the publication.

Expenditure

Expenditure in the electricity, gas and water supply industry amounted to R168,773m in 2013. The largest contributor to the total expenditure was 'purchases' (R77,572m or 46,0%,) followed by 'salaries and wages' (R22,092m or 13,1%.)

The expenditure represents an increase of 19.4% per annum over the expenditure reported in the corresponding survey of 2010 (R99,093m.)

Employment

The total number of persons employed in the electricity, gas and water supply industry at the end of June 2013 was 57,573. 'Generation, transmission and distribution of electricity' employed the largest number of persons (45,205 or 78.5%,) followed by 'collection, purification and distribution of water' (11,936 or 20,7%) and 'manufacturing and distribution of gaseous fuels through mains' (432 or 0,8%.)

Employment in the electricity, gas and water supply industry increased by 4,0% per annum compared with the number of employees reported in the corresponding survey of 2010 (51 237.)

The proportion of females out of the total persons employed was 30,4%. The sector with the highest proportion of females employed was 'generation, transmission and distribution of electricity' (31,7%,) whilst 'manufacturing and distribution of gaseous fuels through mains' had the highest proportion of males employed (79,4%.)

Electricity generated

Total electricity generated in the electricity, gas and water supply industry in 2013 was 236,760 gigawatt-hours (GWh.) The largest source of electricity generation was 'coal' (215 154 GWh or 90,9%,) followed by 'nuclear' (11 954 GWh or 5,0%.) The total electricity generated decreased by 0,4% per annum compared with the corresponding survey of 2010 (239 474 GWh.)

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