Category Archives: Households

Experience of crime in SA increased over the 2021/22 period

Experience of crime in SA increased over the 2021/22 period

Over the past few years, South Africa has seen rising levels of crime. The issue of crime is one that is experienced by almost all citizens, irrespective of their economic status or where they live. New data released by Statistics South Africa shows that household crimes experienced in the twelve months preceding the interview increased   read more »


Nearly half of SA women are out of the labour force in Q2:2022

Nearly half of SA women are out of the labour force in Q2:2022

Globally, women who are looking for work and are available to work have a tougher time finding work than men. This phenomenon is more pronounced in South Africa, with higher unemployment rates for the general population as compared to the rest of the world. In 2022, 47,0% of South African women were recorded as economically   read more »


What do South African households look like?

What do South African households look like?

In 2021, South Africa had a population of approximately 60,5 million people. Although some South Africans resided in institutions such as hospitals and old age homes, SA had an estimated 18 million households, with an average household size of 3,34 persons. A quick glance at the General Household Survey, 2021 (GHS) released by Statistics South   read more »


Census 2022 online questionnaire completion now available.

Households have one final opportunity to complete the census questionnaire online before 30 April 2022. Households who have not been counted can go to https://getcounted.statssa.gov.za/#!/home and fill in their name, surname and cellphone number. They will then get an OTP which will give them access to the census questionnaire. Questionnaire completion is quick and easy,   read more »


How COVID-19 affected food security in SA

How COVID-19 affected food security in SA

The COVID-19 pandemic has had serious implications for the global economy, with food security and nutrition being particularly impacted. South Africa, like many countries around the world, has not been spared. According to a report released by Statistics South Africa, Measuring Food Security in South Africa: Applying the Food Insecurity Experience Scale, almost 23,6 per   read more »


Criminals use census to target the unwary

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has been made aware that criminals posing as census field staff have been attempting to collect personal information from respondents for illegal purposes. A respondent in Ekhurhuleni contacted Stats SA to alert us to the fact that two women posing as census field staff requested ID numbers and banking details.   read more »


Experience of crime in SA dropped over 2020/21 period

Experience of crime in SA dropped over 2020/21 period

Experience of crime in SA dropped over 2020/21 period According to the Governance, Public Safety, and Justice Survey, 2020/21 (GPSJS) released by Statistics South Africa, levels of crime experienced by households and individuals in SA over the 2020/21 period has dropped. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa implemented strict measures, with multi-level lockdowns, curfews,   read more »


Gin is in and DVD players are ejected as Stats SA updates the inflation basket

Gin is in and DVD players are ejected as Stats SA updates the inflation basket

Stats SA published changes to the consumer inflation basket, providing insight into how household spending habits have shifted since 2016. It is best practice for national statistical offices to update the basket at least every five years to ensure that it adequately reflects trends in household spending, technology and consumer tastes. The process involves removing   read more »


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 »