This Stats SA survey somehow escaped coverage by main news channels. It reports on the subjective poverty levels based on data collected by Stats SA in 2009 and 2015. Over the years,Stats SA has produced a number of reports based on various definitions and measures of poverty. These include objective measures, relative measures, multi-dimensional measures as well as subjective poverty measures. Subjective poverty, the main focus of this report is defined as the self-assessed economic status of people relative to others. The results indicate that nationally, the percentage of people who lived in a household perceived as poor has declined from 39,2% in 2009 to 35,0% in 2015. For more, click here.