Category Archives: Households

Women are unequal on the road and in life

Women are unequal on the road and in life

Would it surprise you to know that women in South Africa are far less likely to have a driver’s license than men? According to a new gender report, Gender Series Volume VIII: Gender patterns in Transport, 2013–2020, released by Statistics South Africa, only 21,8% of females possessed a driver’s license in 2020 compared to 40,1%   read more »


Children and the poor are most affected since COVID pandemic

Children and the poor are most affected since COVID pandemic

For children, the ongoing COVID‑19 pandemic has significantly impacted the life they once knew. According to a recent report, the General Household Survey, 2020 which was released by Statistics South Africa, COVID-19 has had a distinct impact on the nature of child care arrangements for children aged 0–4 years in 2020. The percentage of children   read more »


100 Day Countdown to the total count of the population in South Africa, Census 2022

Data Story                                                                    25 October 2021   100 Day Countdown to the total count of the population in South Africa, Census 2022 The 100 Day Countdown to Census Night of the next population count, Census 2022, starts on 25 October 2021. The night of 2 February 2022 will be the reference point on which everyone   read more »


Help us improve how we communicate with you

Help us improve how we communicate with you

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is in the process of improving its operations through the adoption of a mixed-mode data collection model for its household survey programme.  This means that, in addition to our usual method of collecting data through face-to-face interviews, Stats SA will also use new methods such as telephonic and online collection   read more »


Families and parents are key to well-being of children

Families and parents are key to well-being of children

Did you know that in South Africa, about one-fifth (21,3%) of children aged 17 years and less, did not live with their parents? It may also surprise you to hear that this is against the international norm where the majority of children under 18 live with both their parents.1 However, in South Africa, children are   read more »


Applicants still needed for Pilot Census (in selected areas)

Applicants still needed for Pilot Census (in selected areas)

Registration on Stats SA’s Human Resources Database has been extended to 31 May to allow prospective candidates to register for contract appointments. The HR Database is used to identify people to work on short-term contracts for various Stats SA projects. The Database uses geolocation information to link applicants to the area they live in. This   read more »


Stats SA returns to field

More than a year after Stats SA suspended face-to-face data collection due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stats SA Survey Officers (SOs) will return to the field to collect contact details from households that have been selected to participate in one of our household surveys. “We have updated our sample, and need to collect contact details   read more »


All the single ladies, put your hands up!

All the single ladies, put your hands up!

Single ladies, if you’re wondering why your man hasn’t proposed yet, perhaps he’s waiting to turn 37? According to a report released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), Marriages and Divorces, 2019, the median age of bridegrooms increased from 36 years in 2015 to 37 years in 2019. Similarly, the age of brides increased from   read more »


10,1 million SA learners walk all the way to their educational institution

10,1 million SA learners walk all the way to their educational institution

The National Household Travel Survey (NHTS), 2020 results shows that ‘walking all the way’ remained the mode of travel that was most used by learners to reach their educational institution in all nine provinces. The survey, released by Statistics South Africa in collaboration with the Department of Transport, reports that about 10,1 million learners walked   read more »


Measuring the progress of development in SA

Measuring the progress of development in SA

The General Household Survey, 2019, which tracks the progress of development and identifies persistent service delivery gaps in South Africa, was recently released by Statistics South Africa. Now in its eighteenth year, the survey has yielded a rich set of information across a wide variety of fields such as education, health, disability, social security, housing,   read more »