Statistics South Africa

Statistics South Africa is the national statistical service of South Africa, with the goal of producing timely, accurate, and official statistics in order to advance economic growth, development, and democracy. To this end, Statistics South Africa produces official demographic, economic, and social censuses and surveys. To date, Statistics South Africa has produced three censuses, in 1996, 2001 as well as the results of the 2011 Census were released. Stats SA was previously known as the "Central Statistical Service"; shortly after the end of apartheid it absorbed the statistical services of the former Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda and Ciskei.

Surveys conducted

Statistics South Africa has been criticised for not producing accurate figures on immigration and inflation.


In January-June 2020 the website was one of the most popular and reliable sources in Afrikaans and Zulu Wikipedia.
According to Alexa, the website is the 761st most popular website in South Africa.