Big growth in Gauteng households - Census

2012-10-30 11:47

Cape Town - There has been big growth in the number of households in Gauteng over the past decade, according to Census 2011 results, released on Tuesday.

The document shows there were 2 735 168 households counted in that province in the 2001 census; a decade later, this had grown to 3 909 022 households, a growth of 42.9%.

The Western Cape showed an almost as high growth rate.

The number of households in that province grew from 1 173 304 in 2001, to 1 634 000 over the same period.

Census 2011 is a snapshot of the situation in the country at midnight on 9 October last year.

Nationally, the number of households grew from 11.2 million in 2011, to just over 14.4 million last year, a 29% increase.

  • smahlaba - 2012-10-30 11:49


      moriri.mosweu - 2012-10-30 14:17

      Give thanks to the progressive political party, the ANC

  • rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-10-30 12:01

    More households for a Province = more direct tax contributions to the fiscus. There is no argument against making the rest of the country pay for Gauteng roads through a fuel levy. If that is the case, then Gauteng must complain if the tax revenue generated in this Province gets utilised in other Provinces!

      hvanvuuren - 2012-10-30 12:27

      Makes sense !!

      JaredVN - 2012-10-30 13:10

      It is a fact that Gauteng's taxpayers only benefit from a fraction of the taxes we pay. Most of our taxes are redistributed to ANC hell-holes like Limpopo or the Eastern Cape. So if people in other provinces want to complain about paying for Gauteng's toll roads, I'm happy, just give us back the 60% of our taxes that they get, and keep the toll road fees. The difference between Limpopo and Zimbabwe is the Gauteng taxpayer.

  • marc.ross.965 - 2012-10-30 12:05

    Claudia Meads welcome back. we missed you.

  • nico.vandermerwe.54 - 2012-10-30 12:13

    Growth in number of House Holds is definitely not expats responding to government's come back home campaign.

  • Shane Mashele - 2012-10-30 12:27

    2011 is last year. I don't get it - 2012-10-30 12:30

      The people who add up the numbers took until now!

      Eterni80 - 2012-10-30 12:49

      what - you think a census counter can count past ten ?

      mabosigo.molamu - 2012-10-30 12:52

      when was census done last year....2011 so all results are based upon 2011

  • hvanvuuren - 2012-10-30 12:30

    My question is, where do all these people suddenly come from, was it a bad census in 2001, or more a case of Zimbabweans now posing as South-Africans after buying citizenship from the corrupt Government officials ?

  • willem.leroux2 - 2012-10-30 12:33


  • michael.freeman.16752 - 2012-10-30 13:06

    It must be all the striking miners?

  • gary.brink.9 - 2012-10-30 18:23

    It's all the Zimbabwean refugees in South Africa!

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