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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 Statement: Financial Census of Municipalities

29 June 2016 Financial census of municipalities for the year ended June 2015   According to the Financial Census of Municipalities results released by Statistics South Africa today, for the financial year ended 30 June 2015, municipalities across South Africa had received an income of R309 billion from all sources of income, this represented an   read more »


Media release: Stats SA to collect data for the South Africa Demographic Health Survey

17 June 2016 Stats SA to collect data for the South Africa Demographic Health Survey Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) urges the thousands of households sampled in the South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016 (SADHS 2016) to welcome fieldworkers into their homes as the statistical agency, together with South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC),   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 Release: Non-financial census of municipalities (NFCM)

07 June 2016 Non-financial census of municipalities for the year ended 30 June 2015 The latest results of the Non-financial census of municipalities (NFCM) released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) today shows that the number of consumer units receiving services from municipalities increased between 2014 and 2015. The highest percentage increase from 2014 to   read more »


Media Release: General Household Survey (GHS) 2015

Media Release                                                                                                 2 June 2016 General Household Survey (GHS) 2015   More people continued to rely on state coffers as the percentage of individuals that benefited from social grants increased from 12,7% in 2003 to 30,1% in 2015. The percentage of households that received at least one grant increased from 29,9% to 45,5% in   read more »


Press Statement : Quest for Nodal Development: Evidence from Census 2001 and Census 2011

Press Statement                                                                                                            12 May 2016   Quest for Nodal Development: Evidence from Census 2001 and Census 2011 (Report No. 03-10-14) According to the South African Multidimensional Poverty Index (SAMPI), the number of households that were multidimensionally poor in South Africa had decreased to 8.0% by 2011 from 18.2% in 2001. The decrease   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 ADVISORY: Development in the rural and urban nodes between 2001 and 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY 10 May 2016 The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release a report on Development in the rural and urban nodes between 2001 and 2011, at a media briefing to be held on Thursday 12, May 2016. The report presents the state of development in rural and urban nodes with regards   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 »