Socio-Economic Measure (SEM) depicts how South Africans live based on what they have access to in and near their homes. To learn practically how SEM scores and groups are calculated, use the handy PRC SEM Calculator tool below.
Scroll within the SEM Calculator area and make a selection for each option, as appropriate. Calculate your own SEM or use the tool to learn how SEM is determined when different options are chosen. A score and SEM group appear dynamically below the table as selections are made.