The census by numbers

2012-10-30 12:46

Read about the good and bad news, as well as compare household income and population by province. The good news:
» The proportion of households that use electricity for lighting has increased from 69.7% in 2001 to 84.7% in 2011
» The percentage of households using electricity for heating increased from 44.5% in 1996 to 58.8% in 2011
» The percentage of households with flush toilets has increased from 51.9% in 2001 to 60.1% in 2011
» Households with piped tap water have increased from 32.3% to 46.3%
» The percentage of the population aged 20 and over with higher education has increased from 7.1% in 1996 to 12.3% in 2011
» The percentage of adults with no education at all has decreased from 19.1% in 1996 to 8.7% in 2011
» More children aged between 5 and 7 are going to school, including pre-school, from 81.2% in 2001 to 96.1% in 2011
» An increasing number of households live in formal dwellings, from 65.1% in 1996 to 77.6% in 2011.

The bad news:

» The Eastern Cape has the lowest percentage of houses with electricity with 25% of homes not being electrified
» Only 35.2% of South Africans have access to the internet at home, school or work
» The median age among the black population has decreased from 22 years in 2001 to 21 in 2011
» 18.8% of South Africa’s children have lost either one or both of their parents
» KwaZulu Natal has the highest number of orphans in the country at 30% of the children living there
» Households headed by women earn less than those headed by men. The average income of women-headed households was R67 330 as opposed to men at R128 329
» The combined income of black households (R60 613) was six times less than that of their white counterparts (R365 134)
» The country’s unemployment rate stood at 29.8% in 2011
» Unemployment among blacks, however, was much higher, at 35.6% Average household income per province
1: Gauteng R156 243
2: Western Cape R143 460
3: Northern Cape R85 175
4: KwaZulu-Natal R83 053
5: Mpumalanga R77 609
6: Free State R75 312
7: North West R69 955
8: Eastern Cape R64 536
9: Limpopo R56 844

Population by province

1: Gauteng 12 272 263
2: KwaZulu-Natal 10 267 300
3: Eastern Cape 6 562 053
4: Western Cape 5 882 734
5: Limpopo 5 404 868
6: Mpumalanga 4 039 939
7: North West 3 509 953
8: Free State 2 745 590
9: Northern Cape 1 145 861

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