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South Africa Population and Housing Census 2011 - IPUMS


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2011 - 12/2011
Data type
  • De facto
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

Censuses provide population numbers, household or family size and composition, and information on sex and age distribution. They often include other demographic, economic, and health-related topics as well. The 2011 South Africa Population and Housing Census collected data through face-to-face interviews. Three separate questionnaires were used to enumerate the household population, transient individuals and individuals staying in hotels on census night, and the institutional population. The census day was October 10, 2011. An 8.5% systematic stratified sample of households from the census (4,418,594 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.