Category Archives: Population characteristics

Media Release: Community Survey 2016 Results

Media Release                                                                                                 30 June 2016 Community Survey 2016 results The population of South Africa has increased to 55,7 million in 2016 from 51,8 million in 2011, representing an increase of over 3 million. Of the 55,7 million people living in South Africa, a majority reside in Gauteng (13,4 million), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (11 million)   read more »


Media Invite: Release of Community Survey (CS) 2016 Results

  Contact: Lesedi Dibakwane 0828057088 lesedid@statssa.gov.za   Release of Community Survey (CS) 2016 Results   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla will release the results of the Community Survey 2016 (CS 2016) which will, among others, reflect on the 40 years of the country’s performance on education, labour markets, service delivery, poverty and   read more »


Media Release: Youth struggles 40 years o

13 June 2016 ISIbalo Conference of African Young Statisticians to build statistical capacity on the continent As South Africa marks the 40th Anniversary of Youth Uprisings, Stats SA is hosting youth from across the African continent during the 5th ISIbalo Young African Statistics Conference which is currently underway in Pretoria. The five-day conference will equip   read more »


Media invite: 5th ISIbalo Conference of African Young Statisticians

10 June 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Building statistical capacity to address data demands in monitoring sustainable development in Africa: The  5th ISIbalo Conference of African Young Statisticians, Pretoria, 13-17 2016 As South Africa marks the 40th Anniversary of the 1976 Youth Uprisings, young statisticians from across the continent will congregate in South Africa for the 5th   read more »


What municipalities say about service delivery: the supply-side approach

What municipalities say about service delivery: the supply-side approach

If you are interested in the extent of service delivery in South Africa, it might be good to know that it can be measured from two different fronts. In most instances, the extent of service delivery is measured from the demand side. Surveys such as the Population Census, Community Survey (CS) and General Household Survey   read more »


South Africa Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS): Appeal for participation as Publicity Officers hits the field

South Africa Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS): Appeal for participation as Publicity Officers hits the field

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), in collaboration with the South African Medical Research Council, will be conducting a South African Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS) on behalf of the National Department of Health. The survey will run from June to November 2016. The survey aims to provide a better understanding of the health status of   read more »


Facts you might not know about social grants

Facts you might not know about social grants

Data from Stats SA’s latest Financial statistics of national government report1 provides some insights into government spending on social grants. Below are just two examples about the grant spending social welfare system in South Africa. Fact 1: For every R100 national government spends on social grants, R42 goes to family and children grants; R41 goes   read more »


Mapping diversity: an exploration of our social tapestry

Mapping diversity: an exploration of our social tapestry

These maps show, in a powerful way, the patterns of racial neighbourhood integration and segregation across South Africa’s largest cities. Municipalities have become more racially integrated, according to a chapter in the recently released General Household Survey (GHS) report on housing1. However, the legacy of apartheid still has a hold on the social structure of   read more »


South Africa’s CPI reveals how volatile inflation hurts the poorest

Patrick Kelly, Executive Manager for Price Statistics, provides some insights into how inflation affects the most vulnerable. The combined effect of the severe drought and the depreciation of the rand drove annual food inflation to 9,8% in March, its highest level in four years. Periods of high food inflation often spark an outpouring of concern   read more »


Media Release – Quarterly Labour Force Survey

9 May 2016   Unemployment increased in the first quarter of 2016 Employment declined by 2,2% or 355 000 in Q1: 2016, which combined with an increase in the number of unemployed persons of 521 000 resulted in an unemployment rate of 26,7%; this was 2,2 percentage points higher compared to that reported in Q4: 2015. However,   read more »