# South Africa Lifestyle Stats

#### Definitions

• Amateur radio operators: International Amateur Radio Union (2000). "Status Summary of Radio Amateurs & Amateur Stations of the World 2000".
• Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Carbohydrates: Grams of carbohydrates in a McDonald's Big Mac in each country. Results are from the McDonald's website in each country.
• Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Energy: Amount of kilocalories in a McDonald's Big Mac in each county. Results are from the McDonald's website for each county.
• Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Fat:

Grams of fat in a McDonald's Big Mac in each country. Results are from the McDonald's website for each country.

• Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Protein: Grams of protein in a McDonald's Big Mac in each country. Results are from the McDonald's website for each country.
• Food and drink > Big Mac nutritional values > Salt equivalent:

Milligrams of salt in a McDonald's Big Mac in each county.  Results are from the McDonald's website for each country.

• Food and drink > Exports: Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels)."
• Food and drink > Subway resturants: Number of Subway resturants by country
• Food and drink > Subway resturants per million: Number of Subway resturants by country. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
• Life satisfaction: Most scores are based on responses to the following question: "All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole now? 1 dissatisfied to10 satisfied" (item code O-SLW/c/sq/n/10/a). Scores of ten nations are based on responses to a somewhat different question: "Suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom of the ladder the worst possible life. Where on this ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?" The response was rated on a ladder scale ranging from 0 to 10 (item code O-BW/c/sq/l/11/c). We transformed the scores using the information of nations in which both this item and the above question on life-satisfaction had been used in about the same years.
• Life satisfaction inequality: This data is indicative of how much citizens differ in enjoyment of their life-as-a-whole.Life-satisfaction assessed by means of surveys in samples of the general population. Scores may be too low in some countries, due to under sampling of rural and illiterate population. In this ranking the focus is not on the level of happiness in the country, but on inequality in happiness among citizens.Inequality in happiness can be measured by the dispersion of responses to survey-questions. The degree of dispersion can be expressed statistically in the standard deviation and surveys items rated on a 10 step numerical scale are particularly usefull for that purpose. Most scores are based on responses to the following question: "All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole now? 1 dissatisfied to10 satisfied".
• Quality of life index: Quality of Life Index is an estimation of overall quality of life by using empirical formula (the formula is an our opinion and it's based on experiments). The actual formula might be changed. Currently, we put the highest weight to pollution - if the environment is polluted too much, the economy or safety cannot fulfill it. We put the second highest importance to safety, since it is more important to feel safe rather than wealthy, in our opinion. etc. The number 65 is added so that the numbers are in such range so it rarely goes under zero (65 is a range modifier).
• Roller coasters: Number of roller coasters in each country. Includes both wooden and steel constructions.
• Roller coasters per million: Number of roller coasters in each country. Includes both wooden and steel constructions. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
African attitudes to homosexuality > Morally wrong 86 2012 13th out of 19
Amateur radio operators 6,000 2000 18th out of 21
Carbohydrates 39 g 2012 35th out of 37
Energy 496 kcal 2012 24th out of 39
Fat 26.4 g 2012 5th out of 38
Protein 24.3 2012 36th out of 39
Salt equivalent 2,433 mg 2012 4th out of 35
Exports 10.16 2009 74th out of 116
Subway resturants 6 2006 51st out of 82
Subway resturants per million 0.126 2006 66th out of 77
Life satisfaction 5.6 2004 44th out of 69
Life satisfaction inequality 3.1 2004 4th out of 87
Quality of life index 110.48 2014 31st out of 69
Roller coasters 9 2006 29th out of 75
Roller coasters per million 0.189 2006 51st out of 74

SOURCES: Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa, Pew Forum, April 2012; Wikipedia: Amateur radio operator; Wikipedia>Big Mac; Wikipedia>Big Mac ; Wikipedia> Big Mac; World Bank staff estimates from the Comtrade database maintained by the United Nations Statistics Division.; Subway, 2006.; Subway, 2006. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Database of Happiness, Happiness in Nations, Rank Report 2004/1Â  Average happiness in 90 nations 1990-2000; World Database of Happiness, Happiness in Nations, Rank Report 2004/3b. Equality of  happiness in 90 nations 1990-2000. How much citizens differ in enjoyment of their life as a whole; quality of life; The Roller Coaster Database, 2006.; The Roller Coaster Database, 2006. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

## South Africa Lifestyle Profiles (Subcategories)

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@ Gianni: Clifton, Constantia, Bishops Court, Newlands, Oranjezicht, pretty much in that order.

Posted on 03 Sep 2009

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