Table 2. Results of analysis of freelists of “major users of water”, showing frequency with which interviewees identified users, the percentage of interviewees who identified that user, the average ranking of that user and the salience (Smith's S) of the user.

ID User Frequency Percentage of respondents Avg. rank Smith's S
1 COMMERCIAL FARMERS 32 97 1.656 0.827
2 INDUSTRIES 14 42 3.429 0.221
3 FORESTRY 12 36 2.75 0.229
4 URBAN AREAS 11 33 3.636 0.176
5 MINING 10 30 2.9 0.182
6 MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES 9 27 3 0.181
7 DOMESTIC USERS 7 21 3.143 0.107
8 EMERGING FARMERS 7 21 4.143 0.110
9 RURAL POPULATION 6 18 4.167 0.055
10 KRUGER PARK 5 15 4 0.066
11 ECOSYSTEM 4 12 4.5 0.033
12 MOZAMBIQUE 4 12 4.75 0.039
13 RECREATIONAL USERS 3 9 3.667 0.050
14 TOURISM 3 9 1.667 0.080
15 BLACK TOWNSHIPS 2 6 3 0.035
16 HOUSING DEVELOPMENT 2 6 2.5 0.038
17 AQUACULTURE 2 6 1.5 0.057
18 FACTORIES 2 6 3 0.041
19 SHOPS 1 3 5 0.018
20 SCHOOLS 1 3 6 0.015
21 HOSPITALS 1 3 7 0.012
22 GAME FARMERS 1 3 3 0.018
23 SELF-EMPLOYED 1 3 9 0.006
24 PLANTS 1 3 1 0.030
25 ANIMALS 1 3 2 0.025
  Total/average: 142 4.303