Census: other things worth knowing about South Africans…

2012-10-30 14:28

Interesting facts you might have missed about the census.

About education…

» 7.3% of the country’s children attend private schools, up from 5.1% in 2001
» Whites are better educated than ever before with 36.5% having a tertiary qualifications – up from 29.8% in 2001.
» Other race groups are also more educated: among blacks, tertiary education levels are up from 5.2% to 8.3%, among coloureds from 4.9% to 7.4%, and among Asians from 14.9% in 2001 to 21.6%
» More black women have tertiary qualifications than black men, at 8.7% (or 1 095 162 women) and 7.9% (or 873 439 men), respectively. More coloured women have tertiary qualifications than coloured men, at 7.5% and 7.3% respectively
» But among Asians and whites, more men than women have tertiary qualifications. Among Asians, 22.1% of men have tertiary qualifications as opposed to 21.2% of women. Among whites, 616 881 women or 35% have tertiary qualifications, slightly less than the 619 374 men, or 38.1%.

On who lives where…

» The black population of the Western Cape has increased from 21.6% of the total in 1996 to 32.9% in 2011
» The coloured population in the Western Cape has decreased from 56% of the total population in 1996 to 48.8% in 2011
» The Asian population of KwaZulu-Natal has decreased from 9.3% of the total population to 7.4%
» Gauteng and the Western Cape had the highest number of informal houses or shacks, with 434 075 in Gauteng and 191 668 in the Western Cape
» 14 439 families live in caravans and tents
» Gauteng, the country’s most populous province, has the highest number of citizens from other countries at 7.1%, followed by North West (3.5%) and the Western Cape (3.5%). The Eastern Cape and Northern Cape have the fewest people
» Of the 12.27 million people who live in Gauteng, about half, or 6.62 million were born in the province. Just over 1.1 million Gauteng residents were born outside of the country, 1.27 million were born in Limpopo, 692 568 were born in KwaZulu-Natal and 528 399 in the Eastern Cape.

Who has what…
» 3.7 million homes have satellite TV
» 3.1 million households have a computer
» 9.9 million households have fridges
» 12.8 million households have a cellphone
» 11.1 million have an electric or gas stove
» 8.6 million have a DVD player
» 4.6 million own a washing machine
» 4.3 million households have a car – more than 2.5-million have a vacuum cleaner
» Of the country’s 14.5 million homes, about 6 million are fully paid for, 1.7 million have bonds which are still being paid, 3.6 million are rented and 2.7 million are occupied rent free
» 4.9 million black people own homes which have been fully paid off, compared to just over 500 000 whites, 415 940 coloureds and 119 457 Asians.

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