Census 2011

This site provides online access to a selection of results from South Africa's Census 2011, at levels of geographical detail that are not available anywhere else on the Internet.

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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 6,562,053 168,965.98
Free State 2,745,590 129,825.16
Gauteng 12,272,263 18,178.31
KwaZulu-Natal 10,267,300 94,361.32
Limpopo 5,404,868 125,755.09
Mpumalanga 4,039,939 76,494.75
Northern Cape 1,145,861 372,889.36
North West 3,509,953 104,881.67
Western Cape 5,822,734 129,462.21

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”.