South Africa

Census: 80% of households counted in Western Cape


The Western Cape Government said the province hit the 80% milestone in the StatsSA census on Friday morning, 27 May. While Premier Alan Winde welcomed the progress made, the province is still lagging behind the national average of 90%.


“With just five days left, I encourage those of you who have not yet been counted to urgently do so,” said Winde.

The extended deadline for the census count is on 31 May.

The majority of households counted in the Western Cape have been done in person by field workers (72%) while 8% were counted online.

  • 12% of field counting remains in progress
  • 3% of online counting is also still in progress while
  • 6% of counting is outstanding.

Winde said the 80% milestone was welcomed but the Western Cape is still well behind the national average of persons counted, which is approximately at 90%.


He went on to explain that the more accurate the census count is the more money the province will get to serve the people.

“This will ensure that we can continue to deliver and improve on key services provided in education and healthcare.”

Members of the public who have not been counted can do so in the following ways:


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