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Topic Year Statistic name Value Source Details
agriculture 2009
Agricultural population (% of households whose main source of livelihood was crop or animal farming)
83
Stat 915
agriculture 2012
Cereal production (thousand tonnes, net of losses and seed use)
850
Stat 903
agriculture 2008-2011
Cereal yield (tonnes harvested per hectare)
0.8
4-year average calculated from data in FAO and WFP, 2013 p. 25
Stat 912
agriculture 2013
Pre-harvest cereal deficit (thousand tonnes)
370
Stat 902
agriculture 2010
Proportion of land used for agriculture (%)
4.2
FAO, 2010 cited in NBS, 2012 p.5
Stat 911
business 2010
Businesses with more than 10 employees (number of businesses identified in state capitals)
260
Business Survey Listing, 2010 cited in NBS, 2012, p. 73
Stat 905
demographics 2008
Life expectancy at birth (years)
58
2008 census cited in NBS, 2012, p. 18
Stat 898
demographics 2008
Population (millions)
8.3
2008 census reported in CBS and SSCCSE, 2009
Stat 894
demographics 2013
Population (millions)
11
NBS, 2012, p. 17
Stat 895
demographics 2008
Proportion of population living in urban areas (%)
17
2008 census cited in NBS, 2012a p.9
Stat 914
demographics 2008
Proportion of population under the age of 15 years (%)
45
2008 census cited in NBS, 2012, p. 11
Stat 896
demographics 2013
Proportion of population under the age of 15 years (%)
46
Stat 897
education (primary and secondary) 2009
Gender parity ratio in primary education attendance (proportion of females compared with males)
0.7
Stat 883
education (primary and secondary) 2009
Gender parity ratio in secondary education attendance (proportion of females compared with males)
0.4
Stat 884
education (primary and secondary) 2009
Primary school gross attendance rate (attending students as % of 6-13 year-olds)
65
Stat 874
education (primary and secondary) 2010
Primary school gross enrolment (enrolled students as % of 6-13 year-olds)
69
Stat 825
education (primary and secondary) 2011
Primary school gross enrolment (enrolled students as % of children in primary school age range)
31
Stat 826
education (primary and secondary) 2009
Primary school net attendance rate (attending 6-13 year-olds as % of all 6-13 year-olds)
40
Stat 875
education (primary and secondary) 2010
Primary school net enrolment (enrolled 6-13 year-olds as % of all 6-13 year-olds)
44
Stat 807
education (primary and secondary) 2010
Secondary school gross enrolment (students enrolled as % of 14-17 year-olds)
4.2
GOSS, 2011, p. 63
Stat 824
education (primary and secondary) 2010
Secondary school net enrolment (% of 14-17 year-olds enrolled)
1.6
GOSS, 2011, p. 63
Stat 809
environmental protection 2006
Solid fuel use (% of households using solid fuel for cooking)
93
Stat 862
environmental protection 2010
Solid fuel use (% of households using wood or charcoal for cooking)
95
SHHS II cited in NBS, 2012, p. 54
Stat 863
environmental protection 2009
Solid fuel use (% of households using wood, charcoal or grass for cooking)
100
Stat 877
food security 2012
Cereal production (thousand tonnes, net of losses and seed use)
850
Stat 903
food security 2008-2012
Food insecure households (as % of all households, 5-year average)
43
5-year average calculated from FAO and WFP, 2013 p.40
Stat 804
food security 2013
Pre-harvest cereal deficit (thousand tonnes)
370
Stat 902
food security 2009
Undernourishment (% of population not consuming enough for an acceptable level of dietary energy)
47
Stat 882
freedom of speech 2013/05
Proportion of people who agree it is generally not acceptable to talk negatively about the government in public (%)
58
IRI, 2013, p.32
Stat 1019
gender 2012
Female representation in national parliament (% of seats held by women in National Legislative Assembly)
27
Stat 885
gender 2009
Gender parity ratio in primary education attendance (proportion of females compared with males)
0.7
Stat 883
gender 2009
Gender parity ratio in secondary education attendance (proportion of females compared with males)
0.4
Stat 884
governance quality 2012
Resource Governance Index (rank among 58 resource-rich countries)
50
Stat 1090
health 2010
Antenatal care coverage % of pregnant women receiving at least four visits from a health worker
17
SHHS II cited in NBS, 2012, p. 49
Stat 892
health 2010
Antenatal care coverage % of pregnant women receiving at least one visit from a health worker
41
SHHS II cited in NBS, 2012, p. 49
Stat 891
health 2006
Anti-malarial treatment (% of under-5s with fever treated)
47
Stat 865
health 2010
Anti-malarial treatment (% of under-5s with fever treated)
51
SHHS II cited in NBS, 2012, p. 48
Stat 864
health 2006
Infant mortality rate (deaths in first year of life per 1000 live births)
102
Stat 815
health 2010
Infant mortality rate (deaths in first year of life per 1000 live births)
75
SHHS II cited in NBS, 2012, p. 45.
Stat 814
health 2006
Maternal mortality rate (per 100,000 live births)
2,054
Stat 831
health 2010
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 live births)
1,000
UN-MMEIG estimate cited by WHO/EMRO, 2010 p.110
Stat 879
health 2010
Measles immunization coverage (% of 1-year-olds immunized)
26
SHHS II cited in NBS, 2012, p. 47
Stat 860
health 2011
Measles immunization coverage (% of 1-year-olds immunized)
64
Stat 861
health 2006
Measles immunization coverage (% of 1-year-olds who had been immunized before first birthday)
28
Stat 859
health 2006
Neonatal mortality rate (deaths in first week of life per 1000 live births)
51
Stat 816
health 2006
Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel (%)
10
MoH and SSCCSE, 2007 pp. xviii, 134
Stat 889
health 2010
Proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel (%)
18
Stat 890
health 2006
Solid fuel use (% of households using solid fuel for cooking)
93
Stat 862
health 2009
Solid fuel use (% of households using wood, charcoal or grass for cooking)
100
Stat 877
health 2006
Under-5 mortality rate (deaths per 1000 live births)
134
Stat 817
health 2010
Under-5 mortality rate (deaths per 1000 live births)
105
SHHS II cited in NBS, 2012, p. 45
Stat 830
health 2010
Under-5s severely underweight (%)
12
SHHS II cited in NBS, 2012, p. 46
Stat 832
health 2009
Undernourishment (% of population not consuming enough for an acceptable level of dietary energy)
47
Stat 882
HIV/AIDS 2012
HIV prevalence (% of the population infected with HIV)
2.6
GOSS/WHO ante-natal care sentinel surveillance study report, cited by Gurtong, 2013/03/22
Stat 1369
illiteracy 2009
Literacy rate (% among people aged 15-24)
40
NBHS cited in SSCCSE, 2010, p.50
Stat 880
illiteracy 2009
Literacy rate (among people aged 6 and over)
28
NBHS cited in SSCCSE, 2010, p.48
Stat 805
inequality 2009
Gini coefficient (on household consumption levels)
47
Stat 791
inequality 2009
Share of national consumption by poorest 20% of the population (%)
4
NBS, 2012a pp. 11, 57
Stat 881
information technology 2009
Phone ownership (% of households owning a phone)
19
NBHS reported in NBS, 2012a p.56
Stat 900
livelihoods and employment 2009
Agricultural population (% of households whose main source of livelihood was crop or animal farming)
83
Stat 915
livelihoods and employment 2010
Businesses with more than 10 employees (number of businesses identified in state capitals)
260
Business Survey Listing, 2010 cited in NBS, 2012, p. 73
Stat 905
livestock 2009
Cattle population (millions)
12
FAO livestock estimate 2009 cited in FAO and WFP, 2013 p. 29
Stat 913
oil 2012
Resource Governance Index (rank among 58 resource-rich countries)
50
Stat 1090
poverty 2009
Poverty gap (people's mean distance below the national poverty line, %)
24
Stat 794
poverty 2009
Poverty incidence (% of people below national poverty line)
51
Stat 793
press freedom 2012
World Press Freedom Rank (Ranking out of 179 countries)
124
Stat 983
public attitudes 2013/05
Proportion of people who affirm South Sudan is 'heading in the right direction' (%)
47
Stat 1018
public finance 2010
Exports (USD billions)
9.6
NBS, 2012, p. 76
Stat 906
public finance 2011
GDP per person (USD)
1,800
Stat 908
public finance 2011
GDP (USD billions)
19
Stat 907
sanitation 2010
Improved sanitation (% of households using)
7.4
SHHS II cited in NBS, 2012, p. 53
Stat 870
sanitation 2006
Improved sanitation (% of households using)
6.4
Stat 869
sanitation 2008
Improved sanitation (% of population with access to)
7.0
Stat 871
urbanization 2008
Proportion of population living in urban areas (%)
17
2008 census cited in NBS, 2012a p.9
Stat 914
water 2010
Distance from drinking water: % of households more than 30 minutes away (one way trip)
50
SHHS II cited in NBS, 2012, p. 54
Stat 899
water 2006
Improved drinking water sources (% of households using)
48
Stat 866
water 2010
Improved drinking water sources (% of households using)
69
SHHS II cited in NBS, 2012, p. 53
Stat 867
water 2008
Improved water source (% of population with sustainable access to)
50
Stat 868