[OSGeo Africa] Census Shape Files

Calle Hedberg chedberg at telkomsa.net
Sat Dec 1 09:18:31 PST 2012


StatsSA did not release enumeration area data after the Census 2001, only
the Small Area Layer (= clustered EAs) with a very limited set of results in
2003. They have once again asked for inputs / requests related the SAL, so I
guess the SAL 2011 will be released some time next year, and that will once
again be the only high-granularity data sets released.

Given the controversies surrounding some of the results - especially the
very significant (~17%) increase in fertility among all population groups -
there might be further delays. New mid-year estimates for 2001-2020 are also
likely to only be released in Feb/March next year, and I'm not sure how well
they will fit the census data...

Otherwise, Adi, thanks for the upload - saved me a trip to StatsSA.


-----Original Message-----
From: africa-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:africa-bounces at lists.osgeo.org]
On Behalf Of Grant Slater
Sent: 30 November 2012 01:13 PM
To: Africa local chapter discussions
Subject: Re: [OSGeo Africa] Census Shape Files

On 30 November 2012 10:22, Suzi Crossley <suzic at africoast.com> wrote:
> Is this for SA only?

Yes, the dataset is South Africa only.

The dataset is the boundary data (Enumeration Areas etc) used for the South
African Census 2011.

There is a separate dataset with the census results per Enumeration Area,
I'd love to get my hands on a copy of this data.

/ Grant
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