Community Survey 2016

What is this?
The 2016 Community Survey was a large-scale individual and household survey taken in-between national censuses.
Key points
  • Demographics used in measuring population size
  • Access and quality of basic household services
  • Ownership of household goods
  • Household involvement in agricultural activities
What can it be used for?
The Community Survey 2016 can be used in comparison with the 2011 Census to determine changes in demographics and other indicators between 2011 and 2016. The survey provides the latest evidence on demographic drivers (such as fertility, migration and mortality) and socio-economic indicators. The Community Survey 2016 is statistical sampling and is available at the national, provincial and municipal levels. It also provides information on emigration.
How can it be accessed and used?
  1. Visit StatsSA’s SuperWEB2
  2. Register for a free account and/or login
  3. Select the Community Survey menu
  4. Select the Community Survey 2016 dataset
  5. Select data series from the dataset (e.g. Household Size; Refuse Removal) and add them to the empty table
  6. Download or save your table

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