Media advisory: Statistician-General and Minister of Health to release key results of the South African Demographic and Health Survey, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                                                                                                     09 May 2017   The health status of South Africans to come under scrutiny as the Statistician-General and Minister of Health release the key results of the South African Demographic and Health Survey, 2016   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will handover the South African Demographic and Health Survey   read more »


Media statement: Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) Postponement notice

Media Statement                                                                                                                   08 May 2017 Postponement of the QLFS Q1:2017 report The Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) Q1:2017 scheduled to be released on Tuesday, 9 May 2017 has been postponed to the 1st June 2017.  The processing of data has taken longer than anticipated. Statistics South Africa would like to apologise for the   read more »


Media release: Quarterly Employment Statistics Q4 2016

Media Release                                                                                                                    07 April 2017   QUARTERLY EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS, Q4 2016   The current QES survey results are based on a sample drawn from the 2016 Business Sampling Frame (BSF) and therefore the previous trend has been revised to reflect the current growth in the business register.   Employment for the quarter ending December 2016   read more »


Seasonal adjustment: a short primer

Seasonal adjustment: a short primer

Stats SA has, for the first time, included seasonally adjusted data in its Quarterly financial statistics of municipalities. What is seasonal adjustment? Why is it significant? Stats SA breaks it down for you. South Africa’s 257 municipalities play a vital role. Not only do they interact with citizens at a local level, but they are   read more »


Media advisory: Quarterly Employment Statistics Q4 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                              6 April 2017   Formal sector employment statistics for the fourth quarter of 2016 to be released on Friday, 7 April 2017 on the Stats SA website   Statistics South Africa will tomorrow (Friday, 7 April 2017) release the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) for the fourth quarter of 2016 on its website (www.statssa.gov.za).   read more »


Social stats web links

http://cs2016.statssa.gov.za/ (CS 2016) http://www.statssa.gov.za/?page_id=3955 (Census 2011) http://www.statssa.gov.za/?page_id=3935 (CS 2007) http://www.statssa.gov.za/?page_id=3908 (Census 2001)  


Media statement: Postponement of the release of Quarterly Employment Statistics

Media statement: Postponement of the release of Quarterly Employment Statistics

MEDIA STATEMENT                                                                                                                                                     2 April 2017 Postponement of Quarterly Employment Survey – QES December 2016 release The Quarterly Employment Survey is establishment based and covers formal sector businesses which are registered for VAT and government departments at all levels. This implies that the survey depends on the business register as a sampling frame. However, new   read more »


Media advisory: Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) Q4 of 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                                                                                     30 March 2017 Statistician-General to release formal sector employment statistics for the fourth quarter of 2016   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) for the fourth quarter of 2016 in Pretoria. The QES measures changes in employment across all industries in the formal   read more »


Media release: Quarterly Financial Statistics of Municipalities December 2016

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                           30 March 2017 Quarterly Financial Statistics of Municipalities December 2016 According to the latest Quarterly financial statistics of municipalities released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) today, purchases of water by South African municipalities decreased by 1,8% between the quarters ended September 2016 and December 2016. Electricity purchases by municipalities over the same   read more »


Media release: The state of basic service delivery in South Africa

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                           30 March 2017 The state of basic service delivery in South Africa: In-depth analysis of the Community Survey 2016 data   Tremendous progress has been made over the past few decades in the delivery of basic services. The Community Survey 2016 found that 89,8% of households used piped water, 63,4% used flush toilets   read more »