More than 120 000 fieldworkers conducted the biggest count in South Africa – Census 2011. Statistics South Africa conducted the country’s third population and housing census from 10th to 31st October, 2011.
Enumerators went from house to house spending about 40 minutes per household asking about 75 questions contained in the Census 2011 questionnaire.
The whole process is estimated to cost R3 billion and was last conducted in 2001.
A census wants demographic data, the statistics on number, the distribution, and characteristics of people living within the borders of South Africa.
The final results will be released in March 2013.
South African celebrities supporting Census 2011
Stats SA’s Census 2011 “I am Here Campaign”
President Jacob Zuma’s address at the launch of 50 days countdown to Census 2011, 22 August 2011
Census 2011 TV advert promoting awareness and your right to be counted