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Background

What is the Community Survey 2007? The Community Survey (CS) is a large-scale household survey conducted by Statistics South Africa to bridge the gap between censuses. Historically, the census took place at a 5 year interval (1996 and 2001), but this has been extended to a 10 – year interval. What is the purpose of   read more »


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Click here to download a printable version. 1. What is a population census? A population census is a snapshot of a country at a particular moment in time. South Africa’s census will be held in October this year. Census night is the 9th of October 2011. The picture we are taking will tell us how many people   read more »


Census Questionnaire

Importance of questions asked (pdf 45KB) Census 2011 Questionnaires Download English Questionnaire A (pdf 2.3MB) Questionnaire B (pdf 923KB) Questionnaire C (pdf 1.75MB) Questionnaire PES (pdf 1.68MB) Afrikaans (pdf 3.64MB) Sesotho (pdf 854KB) Siswati (pdf 850KB) Tshivenda (pdf 843KB) Xitsonga (pdf 849KB) Isindebele (pdf 848KB) IsiZulu (pdf 839KB) Sepedi (pdf 856KB) About the Questionnaire : Much   read more »


maths4stats

maths4stats

What is the maths4stats project? The maths4stats project is one of Statistics South Africa’s series of activities initiated to encourage the development of mathematics education, which is an important bedrock for statistics. It represents an effort to restore numeracy and statistical literacy in South African schools. What went wrong? For South Africa, the urgency to   read more »


QUARTERLY LABOUR FORCE SURVEY: Quarter 3 (July to September), 2014

QUARTERLY LABOUR FORCE SURVEY: Quarter 3 (July to September), 2014

Press Statement, 30 October 2014 Table A: Key labour market indicators   Jul-Sep 2013 Apr-Jun 2014 Jul-Sep 2014 Q/Q Change Y/Y Change Q/Q Change Y/Y Change Thousand Per cent  Population aged 15–64 yrs 34 868 35 332 35 489 157 620 0,4 1,8  Labour force 19 916 20 248 20 268 19 351 0,1 1,8   read more »


Mbalo Brief – October 2014

Transport is the heartbeat of the economy; it facilitates trade, constructions and helps people reach their homes, schools and work places. It therefore comes as no surprise that the Gauteng Provincial Government has dedicated October as Transport month. The campaign, which was first launched in October 2005, is organised by the Department of Transport. Its   read more »


The South African workforce shifts towards skilled jobs, but patterns still differ between race groups

The South African workforce shifts towards skilled jobs, but patterns still differ between race groups

There has been a shift in the last twenty years from low-skilled to semi-skilled and skilled work within the South African workforce. This was one of the results presented by the Statistician-General Pali Lehohla on the 15th September at a media event on youth unemployment. Comparisons of data from the 1994 October Household Survey and   read more »


Mbalo Brief – September 2014

As a country with the highest number of official languages in the world, South Africa is home to one of the most diverse population the world over. Apart from having 11official languages recognised by our Constitution, South Africa is home to culturally diverse nations whose have either settled here in the recent past or who   read more »


Mbalo Brief – August 2014

August is Women’s Month and women and men across the country unite against different forms of oppression, perceptions against women and to highlight achievements attained since the dawn of democracy. After 20 years of democracy and freedom, women still endeavour to eradicate traditional practices such as forced marriages where a woman is forced to marry her deceased husband’s brother as   read more »


PRESS STATEMENT: Survey of Employers and the Self-Employed (SESE), 2013: 14 August 2014

PRESS STATEMENT: Survey of Employers and the Self-Employed (SESE), 2013: 14 August 2014

The SESE is a household-based sample survey conducted every four years. The survey collects detailed information about non-VAT registered businesses, most of which are in the informal sector. Highlights Table 1: Individuals running informal businesses, 2001–2013 2001 2005* 2009 2013 2001 2005 2009 2013 Thousand Per cent  By sex 2 258 1 668 1 144   read more »


P0211 - Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS)

This publication contains results of a Quarterly Labour Force Survey first conducted in January 2008, specifically designed to measure the dynamics of the South African labour market, producing indicators such as employment, unemployment and inactivity. It measures a variety of issues related to the labour market, including the official unemployment rate.read more »


P0211 - Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS)

This publication contains results of a Quarterly Labour Force Survey first conducted in January 2008, specifically designed to measure the dynamics of the South African labour market, producing indicators such as employment, unemployment and inactivity. It measures a variety of issues related to the labour market, including the official unemployment rate.read more »


P0211 - Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS)

This publication contains results of a Quarterly Labour Force Survey first conducted in January 2008, specifically designed to measure the dynamics of the South African labour market, producing indicators such as employment, unemployment and inactivity. It measures a variety of issues related to the labour market, including the official unemployment rate.read more »


P0211 - Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS)

This publication contains results of a Quarterly Labour Force Survey first conducted in January 2008, specifically designed to measure the dynamics of the South African labour market, producing indicators such as employment, unemployment and inactivity. It measures a variety of issues related to the labour market, including the official unemployment rate.read more »


P0211 - Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS)

This publication contains results of a Quarterly Labour Force Survey first conducted in January 2008, specifically designed to measure the dynamics of the South African labour market, producing indicators such as employment, unemployment and inactivity. It measures a variety of issues related to the labour market, including the official unemployment rate.read more »


Tsolwana

Tsolwana Local Municipality has two main urban centres, Tarkastad and Hofmeyr, and about 11 rural villages scattered within the former Ntabethemba area, including Thornhill, Mitford, Rocklands, Tendergate, etc. Tsolwana covers an area of approximately 6 000 square km in extent with a density of about six people per square km. The extent of local area of jurisdiction translates to 4,2% of the district as a whole.

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Lukhanji

Lukhanji is a category B municipality situated within the Chris Hani District of the Eastern Cape. It is made up of a combination of the greater Queenstown and surrounding farms and villages, Ilinge, Hewu/Whittlesea and Ntabethemba. Lukhanji is landlocked by the municipalities of Tsolwana and Inkwanca to the west, Emalahleni and Intsika Yethu to the north, and Amahlathi to the east. Lukhanji occupies a strategic geographic position within the Chris Hani District Municipality and covers approximately 4231 km.

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Intsika Yethu

The Intsika Yethu Local Municipality is a category B municipality. It is one of the eight local municipalities found within the Chris Hani District Municipality.

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Engcobo

Engcobo Local Municipality is located in the Chris Hani District of the Eastern Cape, the second largest province in terms of land coverage on the south-eastern seaboard of South Africa. Engcobo consists of 20 wards, extends over 2258,78km with a population of 155513, and constitutes 19,6% of the total population of the district, as per the Census 2011 information.

The majority of the population is female (56%). There are about 66 people per square kilometre. The population is predominantly black African, followed by an insignificant number of Asians/Indians, coloureds and whites.

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Nyandeni

This municipality is one of the five that make up the O.R. Tambo District Municipality. It comprises two magisterial areas, viz. Libode and Ngqeleni. It has a largely rural/traditional character. It is bordered in the south-west by the King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality. In the north, it is bordered by the Mhlontlo Local Municipality and in the east by the Ntabankulu, Ingquza Hill and Port St John Local Municipalities. The population according to Census 2011 is 290390 people, which is 21,3% of the population of O.R. Tambo District. In 2001, the population was 274416 people, which constituted 21,2% of the district population.

The municipality covers an area of 4231 square kilometers, which gives a population density of 68,6 persons per square kilometer. The municipalitys economy is largely dependent on agriculture.

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Work & Labour Force

There are different forms of work, these include work as employment (work to generate income), unpaid work which includes volunteer work and domestic work for own final household consumption. Statistics South Africa measures all forms of work including work which should be abolished like child labour.

Work as employment is measured from two sources, establishment surveys and household based surveys. The Quarterly Employment Survey (QES) is establishment based while The Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) is a household based survey. The two sources differ in coverage, scope, unit of measurement and method of collection. Because of these differences, the two sources yield different figures. However, the two sources should be regarded as complementary rather than competitive.

Each source has advantages and limitations in terms of statistics yielded. The QES covers non-agricultural formal sector employment while the QLFS covers total employment in all industries and sectors. The QLFS can also provide information on demographic characteristics of the labour force (employment and unemployment) which the QES cannot provide.

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Unemployment

Employment is a key economic indicator and it is sensitive to the business cycle. For example employment peaked in 2008 to approximately 13,8 million when the economy was better. However, during the recession of 2009 and 2010 approximately 806 000 persons lost their jobs. After these two successive years of decline, employment grew by 204 000 and 258 000 persons in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Community & social services industry contributed the most to the growth in employment observed in the past two years. This was followed by Finance and other business services.read more »