Transaction data - Explore areas

This includes detailed transaction data from all affordable housing areas as well as some interesting facts about the area and links to survey data about the area. Get to the Explore Areas page by clicking on the "Transaction Data" tab at the top of the home page and then "Explore Areas".

Selecting your area

To select an area first choose a metro, then select a suburb within that metro. In the image below the Delft South suburb in the Cape Town metro has been selected.

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Once an area has been chosen click on the "Explore Areas" button next to the selection to bring up the data on the suburb. The page has three main parts to it:
  • an interactive map
  • a suburb profile box
  • a transaction query area

Using the interactive map

The interactive map shows a satellite image of the area of interest. The red bubbles that populate the map represent all properties for which there are transactions on record.

There are a number of navigation tools on the right hand side of the map. In order to zoom in and out use the wheel on your mouse.

To view transaction data on specific plots click on the red bubbles. This will bring up all the transactions that are on record for that plot. The purchase date as well as the purchase amount are given for each transaction. In the example below the plot has had a single transaction only, this took place in 2005 for the purchase price of R20,000.

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The suburb profile box

This shows an image of the suburb and the surrounding area, some interesting facts about the area, and links to survey data about the suburb. For more information on the suburb, or if you have any additional knowledge about the area that you would like to share, click on the "Share your knowledge with us" link just below the suburb facts.

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Performing a query

At the bottom of the explore area page is the transaction query area. The first step in running a query is selecting the parameters. You can select either "Number of Transactions" or "Average Sales Price". These can be viewed by a number of variables including erf size, buyer type, seller type, and more. You can also select the time period over which you are interested.

In the example below the "Number of Transactions" has been selected to be viewed by "Erf Size" over the period 2004-2009.

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You can also create a filter for your results. You can use property characteristics, transaction details, bond details or general data details to filter on.

Note that you can only select bond details to filter on if you select the "Bonded" field under "Transaction details".

In the example below the query is filtered on plots with an erf size between 20m2 and 200m2 and only considers transactions between individuals.

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Once you have selected the parameters and filters, click on the "Submit Query" button. This will create an output table like the one shown below. The table displays the number of transactions from 2004-2009 by erf size for all plots with an erf size less than 200m2. Above the table is a download to CSV button should you wish to download the results.

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