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2018 Statistics, part 6: More FPs

  • At the end of 2017 there had been exactly 50000 favourite points allocated to South African caches. At the end of 2018 there were 55516 FPs, for a gain of 5516 (11%)
  • During 2018 at least one find was logged on 13533 of the 14613 active caches (i.e., 92.6% of the active caches were found)
  • 5516 FPs distributed among 124937 finds for the year implies that one out of every 22.6 finds was awarded with an FP
  • The 5516 FPs were distributed among 2678 caches (18.3% of the active caches and 19.8% of the found caches)
  • The following graph shows the distribution of FPs (1608 caches got 1 FP, 467 caches got 2, etc.)

2018 RSA FP distribution.jpg

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2018 Statistics, part 7: Finds per African country

 

The first graph shows the top 3 (South Africa, Canary Islands and Madeira) on a linear scale.

The second graph shows the top 10 on a logarithmic scale. 

A few remarks:

  • 6 of the top 10 are islands. I suspect this has to do with tourism
  • South Africa is the only country among the top 10 which showed a substantially reduced number of finds. (Even Namibia managed to grow.)

Finds per African country, top 3.jpg

Finds per African country, top 10, logarithmic.jpg

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2018 Statistics, part 8: FPs per Province

Western Cape  1906 FPs  31.7%
Gauteng       1420 FPs  23.6%
Free State     968 FPs  16.1%
KZN            888 FPs  14.8%
Eastern Cape   412 FPs   6.9%
Mpumalanga     224 FPs   3.7%
North West      72 FPs   1.2%
Northern Cape   60 FPs   1.0%
Limpopo         58 FPs   1.0%

 

2018 FPs per RSA province.jpg

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2018 Statistics, part 9: Finds

 

The top 10 cache finders in South Africa during 2018:

 1. pieterix     1608 finds
 2. Team GBS     1380 finds
 3. tjoklits     1357 finds
 4. iPajero      1355 finds
 5. LL_cool_J    1203 finds
 6. Strong_Boy   1149 finds
 7. The Huskies  1130 finds
 8. D_illigaf    1086 finds
 9. SKATTIE@1    1002 finds
10. Andredj       990 finds

 

The top 10 for Africa look much the same:

 1. pieterix     1608 finds
 2. Team GBS     1469 finds
 3. tjoklits     1357 finds
    iPajero      1357 finds
 5. LL_cool_J    1203 finds
 6. The Huskies  1184 finds
 7. Strong_Boy   1149 finds
 8. D_illigaf    1086 finds
 9. SKATTIE@1    1002 finds
10. Andredj       990 finds

 

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2018 Statistics, part 10: Number of cachers

 

7880 cachers logged at least one South African cache during 2018. Of these, 1535 logged at least 12 (my arbitrary definition of an "active" cacher).

 

The graph of the  number of cachers in South Africa took an unexpected turn:

2018 RSA cachers per year.jpg

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2018 Statistics, part 11: Number of cachers: South Africa vs. Africa

 

Whatever the problem in South Africa may be, the rest of Africa does not suffer from it.

33262 cachers logged at least 1 African cache (26026 outside of South Africa) during 2018.

2018 No. of cachers in Africa.jpg

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3 hours ago, PieterM said:

Dankie Danie 😀

Agreed

Thank you very much

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2018 Statistics, part 12: South Africa vs. Africa

 

The next graph is another way to look at the information in part 11. It shows the number of cachers in South Africa divided by the number in Africa, for each year. It is clear that the focus (at least cacher number wise) has been shifting away from South Africa

2018 Percentage RSA cachers in Africa.jpg

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I am also enjoying all the stats, thank you Danie.

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2018 Statistics, part 13: RSA finds distribution

 

Of the 7880 cachers who logged at least 1 cache in South Africa during 2018, 2169 only logged a single cache. This is 27.5% of the total.

1534 logged 12 or more caches: 19.5% of the total.

The median number of finds is 3 per cacher

Because of a small number of very active cache finders, the average is highly skewed: 15.9 finds.

 

RSA 2018 finds distribution.jpg

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