Table 2

Consumption and spend R10 policy estimates

OverallQ1Q2Q3Q4Q5
Survey respondents10 336 (100%)2098 (19%)2227 (19%)2337 (21%)2066 (20%)1608 (21%)
All drinkers
n (%)*3311 (33%)551 (27%)690 (30%)823 (33%)685 (35%)562 (38%)
 Baseline consumption (standard drinks per week)21.2220.8321.4020.9721.9820.89
 Baseline spending (R per week)R208.74R148.03R192.82R186.95R231.78R257.36
 Change in consumption (%)−4.40%−7.75%−6.42%−3.76%−3.41%−3.19%
 Change in consumption (standard drinks per week)−0.93−1.50−1.29−0.76−0.72−0.65
 Change in spending (R per week)R37.95R32.81R32.52R38.27R42.64R43.07
Moderate
n (%)*1336 (12%)206 (10%)272 (13%)354 (12%)273 (13%)231 (15%)
 Baseline consumption (standard drinks per week)5.055.015.494.904.864.98
 Baseline spending (R per week)R49.97R42.75R48.84R43.54R54.38R56.59
 Change in consumption (%)−8.71%−12.20%−12.89%−7.14%−6.35%−6.43%
 Change in consumption (standard drinks per week)−0.40−0.55−0.63−0.33−0.29−0.30
 Change in spending (R per week)R5.79R3.52R3.91R6.16R6.97R7.30
Occasional binge
n (%)*433 (4%)76 (4%)89 (4%)109 (5%)91 (4%)68 (4%)
 Baseline consumption (standard drinks per week)9.539.699.279.599.279.82
 Baseline spending (R per week)R96.87R68.13R84.04R94.63R120.59R109.00
 Change in consumption (%)−4.51%−10.16%−4.21%−4.05%−1.89%−3.32%
 Change in consumption (standard drinks per week)−0.41−0.89−0.37−0.37−0.17−0.32
 Change in spending (R per week)R14.58R16.69R9.28R17.86R11.31R16.42
Heavy
n (%)*1542 (16%)269 (14%)329 (14%)360 (16%)321 (17%)263 (20%)
 Baseline consumption (standard drinks per week)36.7235.0239.5336.2038.2235.16
 Baseline spending (R per week)R360.19R244.13R356.68R320.18R394.90R439.14
 Change in consumption (%)−4.19%−7.15%−5.75%−3.41%−3.23%−2.85%
 Change in consumption (standard drinks per week)−1.48−2.34−2.15−1.19−1.19−0.97
 Change in spending (R per week)R69.68R57.17R65.17R67.85R77.47R75.08
  • Data for 10 336 survey respondents.

  • *Numbers refer to absolute sample size, percentages incorporate survey weights, the relevant base is indicated in the top row of their column.

  • Q1, poorest.