Category Archives: Population characteristics

Female employment in community and social services on the rise

The percentage of females employed in the community and social services sector (which includes government services) has shown the largest increase between 2001 and 2014, at just over 10%. The trade industry has shown the greatest decrease in the percentage of women employed (-9,8%), followed by the manufacturing (-3,5%) and agriculture (-2,2%) industries. This is   read more »


Stats SA profiles the elderly population in South Africa

Stats SA profiles the elderly population in South Africa

The percentage of the population aged 60 years and above rose from 7,1% in 1996 to 8,0% in 2011, constituting an increase from 2,8 million to 4,1 million individuals. This is one of the findings contained in the Profile of Older Persons in South Africa report, which was released by Stats SA at the Population   read more »


Media Release: Non-Financial Census of Municipalities, 2013

Media Release 02 September 2014 Non-Financial Census of Municipalities, 2013 The number of consumer units receiving basic services from municipalities and service providers (water, electricity, sewerage and sanitation, and solid waste management) has increased from 2012 to 2013. The largest increase from 2012 to 2013 in the provision of services was in sewerage and sanitation   read more »


Media Advisory: Census of Non-Financial Census of Municipalities, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY For Immediate Release 29 August 2014 Contact: Lesedi Dibakwane 0828057088 lesedid@statssa.gov.za Census of Non-Financial Census of Municipalities, 2013 Stats SA will brief the media on the findings of the Census of Non-Financial Census of Municipalities, 2013. This statistical release provides baseline non-financial information on municipalities.  The release also outlines among others, the number   read more »


Local government accelerates the provision of sewerage and sanitation services

Local government accelerates the provision of sewerage and sanitation services

In 2013, municipalities increased the supply of sewerage and sanitation services by 6,2%, raising the number of consumer units with access to sanitation facilities from 9,4 million in 2012 to almost 10 million 2013. The number of consumer units receiving other services also increased. Access to water services rose by 3,3% (from 11,4 to 11,8   read more »


Life expectancy continues to rise as South Africa’s population breaks 54 million

Life expectancy continues to rise as South Africa’s population breaks 54 million

South Africa’s population now stands at just over 54 million. This is the main finding of Stats SA’s latest Mid-year Population Estimates report, which was released on Thursday. Based on the 2014 series, the country’s population experienced an estimated net increase of 844 000 individuals (1,58% growth) from July 2013 to July 2014. Gauteng remains the   read more »


Only 36% of young children (Aged 0 – 4 years) live with both biological parents

A new report on the living circumstances of young children shows that, while 93% of young children have both biological parents still living, only 36% of them live with both biological parents. Most young children (43%) live with only their biological mother, 2% live with their biological father only, and 19% do not live with   read more »


Provision of basic services at local government level increases

Provision of basic services at local government level increases

The provision of basic services such as water went up by 6,4% between 2011 and 2012 nationally. The highest provincial increases were recorded in Western Cape (19,6%) and Gauteng (7,2%). The extent of service delivery at local government level is normally obtained from households through population censuses and general household surveys. However, the suppliers (the   read more »


The power of place: My suburb, my township, my village

Silvertown is a township in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape named after all the silver zinc shacks used as housing in the area. After the Census 2011 place name data was released in the township in April 2013, the media reported Silvertown to be the worst place to live in South Africa. The census data provides   read more »