Censuses are principal means of collecting basic population and housing statistics required for social and economic development, policy interventions, their implementation and evaluation. South Africa has conducted three censuses (1996, 2001 and 2011). The third census was conducted in October 2011 and a number of population and household attributes were measured and a variety of indicators generated from them. This document highlights processes that were undertaken during the execution of Census 2011 and key results generated from the census.
Published by Statistics South Africa