Census 2001

This site provides online access to a selection of results from South Africa's Census 2001 down to the “sub place” layer of detail, as released in the Community Profile Database DVD set. Please see the disclaimer at the foot of this page.

You can use the search box below to find places by name.

 

The census results are available for geographic areas at five levels of a hierarchy:

Provinces
The nine provinces of South Africa. The statistics have been adjusted for border changes up to 2009.
Metropolitan and District Municipalities
South Africa is divided into six metropolitan municipalities and fourty-six district municipalities. The statistics have been adjusted for border changes up to 2009.
Local Municipalities and District Management Areas
The district municipalities are divided into local municipalities. Some district municipalities also contain areas with no local municipality, known as district management areas.
Main Places
These are named locations determined by Statistics South Africa, which generally correspond to towns, small cities, regions of large cities, or tribal areas. Areas that do not fall within any named settlement are incorporated in a main place named for the municipality.
Sub Places
These are named locations determined by Statistics South Africa, which generally correspond to suburbs, villages, or localities. When a main place contains only one sub place, that sub place is named for the main place with a suffix of “SP”.