Category Archives: Population characteristics

Media release: International Population Conference to be held in sub-Saharan Africa

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Which South African metros have the largest (and the most expensive) homes?

Which South African metros have the largest (and the most expensive) homes?

If you’re dreaming of one day purchasing a holiday home somewhere on the coast, and space is important to you, Durban might be the best option. On the other hand, if property costs are your main concern, Port Elizabeth or East London might be places to consider. Stats SA takes a dive into building statistics   read more »


SADHS: A Mirror for South African Health

Risky sexual behaviour still a reality in South Africa Statistics South Africa recently released the South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016 Key Indicator Report. The report, which presents key findings from the South Africa Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS) that was conducted in 2016, is intended to provide policy makers and programme managers with   read more »


Media release: Social profile of older persons 2011-2015 report

Media release 29 March 2017 Social profile of older persons 2011-2015 report The elderly population account for 8,1% of South Africa’s population, this is a proportional increase of 0,1 of a percentage point compared to 2011 (8,0%). Between 2001 and 2016, the proportion of older persons in the population increased by 0,8 of a percentage   read more »


Looking for love in all the wrong places?

Looking for love in all the wrong places?

Don’t despair. There is hope. We promise. Finding that special someone to spend Valentine’s Day with has just become a little bit easier. From left field in the realm of dating advice enter the statisticians, who combine data and geography to show you where you can look for love. Surprised? Well, consider the fact that   read more »


Africa Rising: Growth in Africa through steadfast statistics

Africa Rising: Growth in Africa through steadfast statistics

The continent is working towards attaining “the Africa we want”. Key to achieving this goal, through the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063, are quality and relevant statistics.   African Statistics Day is celebrated each year on 18 November. Africa celebrates this day to raise awareness of the importance of statistics in all aspects of   read more »


28th International Population Conference (IPC) 2017 to be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa

28th International Population Conference (IPC) 2017 to be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa

“Population is not simply a problem of numbers. The growth in Africa’s population in the last decade has not been accompanied by the necessary structural transformation nor has it translated into equitable human development and improved livelihoods,” Dr. Pali Lehohla, Statistician-General and President of the International Organising Committee.   For the first time in the   read more »


Media Release: Registration of live births improves…… but not every pregnancy results in a live birth and not every live birth survives

Media Release 27 October, 2016 Registration of live births improves…… but not every pregnancy results in a live birth and not every live birth survives Recorded live births, 2013-2015 report / Perinatal deaths, 2014 report The Recorded live births 2013−2015 and the Perinatal deaths 2014, reports released by Statistics South Africa indicate that of the   read more »


Stats SA and the Office of the Premier KZN Host 3RD Provincial ISIbalo Symposium

Statistics South Africa’s (Stats SA) KwaZulu-Natal office has collaborated with the Office of the Premier in the province to host the 3rd ISIbalo Symposium for research and decision-making. The event will take place in Durban from 20 – 21 October 2016. This year the focus of the symposium is geared towards Education and its contribution towards eradicating the   read more »


Media Invite: Statistician-General to release formal sector employment statistics for the second quarter of 2016

Media Invite 04 October 2016   Statistician-General to release formal sector employment statistics for the second quarter of 2016   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) for the second quarter of 2016. The QES measures changes in employment across all industries in the formal sector of   read more »