Category Archives: Population characteristics

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 »


Media release: NW CS 2016

Media Release                                                                                        28 September 2016 For immediate release   North West Community Survey 2016 results North West’s population increased slightly by 238 482 people between 2011 and 2016, from around 3,5 million in 2011 to 3,7 million in 2016, making it South Africa’s third smallest province in terms of population size. The youth account   read more »


Media invite: CS 2016 results handover to Premier Mahumapelo

MEDIA ADVISORY                                           27 September 2016   Statistics South Africa’s Deputy Director-General Mr Risenga Maluleke will, on behalf of the Statistician-General of South Africa, hand over North West provincial results of this year’s mini-census, Community Survey 2016, to the Premier of Bokone Bophirima, the Honourable Supra Obakeng Ramoeletsi Mahumapelo on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 at 09H00.   read more »


You can’t teach a hungry child: school nutrition in focus

You can’t teach a hungry child: school nutrition in focus

School feeding programmes contribute to the well-being and education of children, according to the United Nations World Food Programme1. Stats SA takes a look at data on hunger in South Africa and explores the reach and cost of South Africa’s National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP). South Africans are less hungry than they were 13 years   read more »


Media Release: Farming communities are unreceptive towards health survey

 Media release                                    12  September 2016   Farming communities are unreceptive towards health survey fieldworkers       South African Demographic and Heath Survey (SADHS) fieldworkers are experiencing challenges in some areas of the country, which is delaying the completion of data collection for the survey. Most of the areas in which fieldworkers find themselves not welcome are   read more »


Mid-Year Estimates 2016

Mid-Year Estimates 2016

55,9 million people in South Africa:  Planning for a better tomorrow The population of South Africa is estimated to be 55, 9 million by end June 2016. Between 2002 and 2016 South Africa experienced a positive population growth year on year. Between 2002 and 2016, there was an overall increase in Life expectancy (55,2 to   read more »


Media Release: Mpumalanga Community Survey 2016 results

  Mpumalanga Community Survey 2016 results   The total population recorded for Mpumalanga in 2016 was 4,4 million, an increase from the population of 4,1 million in 2011, making it the fourth smallest province in the country in terms of population size, after the North West. 49,3% of the population in the province are male   read more »


Media invite: Dr Pali Lehohla to handover the CS 2016 results to Premier Mabuza

 MEDIA ADVISORY   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will hand over Mpumalanga provincial results of this year’s mini-census, Community Survey 2016 to the Premier of Mpumalanga province, the Honourable David Mabuza.   The Community Survey 2016 results for Mpumalanga provide statistics for all municipalities within the province on, among others, poverty levels,   read more »


Counting the institutionalised population in South Africa

Counting the institutionalised population in South Africa

The institutionalised population represents a unique population subset in the country, although it makes up a relatively small proportion of the total population (about 776 495 in 1996 and 1 763 582 in 2011). Persons in institutions constitute a special group, most of whom are there for a specific purpose or life circumstances.   Statistics South Africa is   read more »