Census 2011

This site provides online access to a selection of results from South Africa's Census 2011 down to the “sub place” layer of detail, as released in the Community Profile Database DVD set. Please see the disclaimer at the foot of this page.

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Enter the name of a place (or part of its name) in the box below, and then click on "Search" to find information about that place.

 

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Click on one of the provinces below to start navigating through the census data.

Name Population Area (km²)
Eastern Cape 6562053 168965.98
Free State 2745590 129825.16
Gauteng 12272263 18178.31
KwaZulu-Natal 10267300 94361.32
Limpopo 5404868 125755.09
Mpumalanga 4039939 76494.75
Northern Cape 1145861 372889.36
North West 3509953 104881.67
Western Cape 5822734 129462.21

Place types

The census results are available for geographic areas at five levels of a hierarchy:

Provinces
The nine provinces of South Africa.
Metropolitan and District Municipalities
South Africa is divided into eight metropolitan municipalities and fourty-four district municipalities.
Local Municipalities
The district municipalities are divided into local municipalities. There are 226 local municipalities in South Africa.
Main Places
These are named locations determined by Statistics South Africa, which generally correspond to towns, small cities, regions of large cities, or tribal areas. Areas that do not fall within any named settlement are incorporated in a main place named for the municipality.
Sub Places
These are named locations determined by Statistics South Africa, which generally correspond to suburbs, villages, or localities. When a main place contains only one sub place, that sub place is named for the main place with a suffix of “SP”.