Stats SA profiles persons with disabilities

Stats SA profiles persons with disabilities

Stats SA has released an in-depth report on persons with disabilities. The report, written using Census 2011 data, is the first in a series of in-depth analyses of various Census 2011 variables, such as ageing and education. The report provides statistical evidence relating to the prevalence of disability and characteristics of persons with disabilities at   read more »


Fewer deaths recorded in 2012

Fewer deaths recorded in 2012

The overall number of deaths in South Africa continues to decline. This was one of the findings from the Mortality and causes of death in South Africa, 2012: Findings from death notification report, which was released by Statistics South Africa on Thursday. Just over 480 thousand deaths were registered in South Africa in 2012. This   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 »


Stats SA launches Living Conditions Survey (LCS)

Stats SA launches Living Conditions Survey (LCS)

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) launched the Living Conditions Survey (LCS) 2014/15 in Pretoria today. The LCS is a periodic survey which is conducted every 5 years. The survey aims to identify and profile poverty in South Africa, and gives policy-makers information on who is poor, where the poor are located and what it is   read more »


People, places and possibilities – why statistics matter

People, places and possibilities – why statistics matter

The Statistician-General (SG), Mr Pali Lehohla, gave a presentation on “Why statistics matter” at the high-level Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN) meeting in Berlin. In his presentation, he highlighted the fact that statistics are about people, places and possibilities, not about numbers. He made reference to the properties of statistics, and how they should be   read more »


Inflation for July slowed to 6,3%

Inflation for July slowed to 6,3%

The annual inflation rate slowed to 6,3% in July from the 6,6% registered in the preceding two months. Most municipalities introduce new tariffs in July each year resulting in housing and utilities contributing 0,5 of the 0,8% monthly increase in the CPI. Electricity tariffs increased 7,0%, slightly lower than the maximum 7,4% stipulated by NERSA, the   read more »


Informal business a means of survival

Informal business a means of survival

Almost 70% of people who start an informal business do so because they are unemployed and have no alternative source of income. This was just one of the findings of the Survey of Employers and Self-Employed (SESE) released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Thursday. The SESE, which is conducted every 4 years, collects   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 »