Community survey conducted

2016-03-17 06:00

STATISTICS South Africa (Stats SA) have deployed fieldworkers around the country to visit sampled households from 7 March to 22 April, collecting data during the Community Survey 2016.

This large-scale household sample survey, which happens between censuses, will provide official statistics at municipal level to enhance planning, monitoring and evaluation at this level of governance.

Approximately 1,3 million sampled households in every area of the country will be visited by Stats SA field workers over a period of six weeks, who will ask questions on demography, such as age, sex, income, access to water, sanitation, housing, ownership of assets and household’s economic activity, etc.

The Community Survey is Statistics South Africa’s second-largest undertaking after the census, which was last conducted in 2011. This survey therefore bridges the information gap between censuses.

It is anticipated that the Community Survey results will be released by the end of June, which will be within two months after data collection is completed, a reduced turnaround time in comparison to other large scale surveys conducted by Stats SA.

All fieldworkers contracted by Stats SA will carry official ID cards, which include a hologram image to verify authenticity. The ID card must be produced when visiting sampled homes. Use this diagram to identify your fieldworker.

Stats SA may be contacted through the call centre on (0800 110 248) or by sending email to for public queries relating to the survey. - Supplied

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