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 note the disclaimer at the foot of this page.

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You can select one of the provinces below and then navigate further down the hierarchy of places.

Name Population Area (km²)
Eastern Cape 6,562,053 168,966
Free State 2,745,590 129,825
Gauteng 12,272,263 18,178
KwaZulu-Natal 10,267,300 94,361
Limpopo 5,404,868 125,755
Mpumalanga 4,039,939 76,495
Northern Cape 1,145,861 372,889
North West 3,509,953 104,882
Western Cape 5,822,734 129,462

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”.