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South African National Census of 1996

The National Census of 1996 was the 1st comprehensive national census of the Republic of South Africa, after the fall of apartheid. It undertook to enumerate every person present in South Africa on the census night at a cost of R419,000,000.[1]

1996 National Census
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General information
Country Republic of South Africa
Date taken 9 October 1996 (1996-10-09)
Total population 40,583,573
Percent change Increase 30.9%
Most populous region KwaZulu-Natal
Least populous region Northern Cape

Contents

Pre-enumerationEdit

 
Personal questionnaire
 
Institution questionnaire

EnumerationEdit

Post-enumeration SurveyEdit

ResultsEdit

DemographicsEdit

Population change in the South Africa by race [2]
Rank Race 1991 Census 1996 Census Difference Percent
difference
1 Black African 21,646,000 31,127,631   9,481,631   43.8%
2 White 5,068,000 4,434,697   633,303   12.4%
3 Coloured 3,286,000 3,600,446   314,446   9.5%
4 Asian or Indian 987,000 1,045,596   58,596   5.9%
Total population 30,987,000 40,583,573   9,596,573   30.9%
Population change in the South Africa by language [3]
Rank First language 1991 Census 1996 Census Difference Percent
Difference
1 IsiZulu 9,200,144 %
2 IsiXhosa 7,196,118 %
3 Afrikaans 5,811,547 %
4 Sepedi 3,695,846 %
5 Setswana 3,301,774 %
6 English 3,457,467 %
7 Sesotho 3,104,197 %
8 Xitsonga 1,756,105 %
9 SiSwati 1,013,193 %
10 Tshivenda 876,409 %
11 IsiNdebele 586,961 %
12 Other 228,275 %
Population change in the South Africa by gender [4]
Rank Gender 1991 Census 1996 Census Difference Percent
difference
1 Female 15,507,000 21,062,685   5,755,685   37.1%
2 Male 15,480,000 19,520,887   4,040,887   26.1%
Population change in the South Africa by province [5]
Rank Province 1991 Census 1996 Census Difference Percent
difference
1 KwaZulu-Natal 8,417,021 %
2 Gauteng 7,348,423 %
3 Eastern Cape 6,302,525 %
4 Limpopo 4,929,368 %
5 Western Cape 3,956,875 %
6 North West 3,354,825 %
7 Mpumalanga 2,800,711 %
8 Free State 2,633,504 %
9 Northern Cape 840,321 %
Total population 40,583,573 %

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Using the 2001 Census: Approaches to analysing data (PDF). Statistics South Africa and the Human Sciences Research Council. 2007. ISBN 978-0-621-37259-5. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Primary tables South Africa: Census '96 and 2001 compared (PDF). Statistics South Africa. 2004. pp. 4–5. ISBN 0-621-34320-X. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Primary tables South Africa: Census '96 and 2001 compared (PDF). Statistics South Africa. 2004. pp. 9–12. ISBN 0-621-34320-X. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Primary tables South Africa: Census '96 and 2001 compared (PDF). Statistics South Africa. 2004. pp. 20–23. ISBN 0-621-34320-X. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  5. ^ Primary tables South Africa: Census '96 and 2001 compared (PDF). Statistics South Africa. 2004. pp. 4–5. ISBN 0-621-34320-X. Retrieved 24 November 2015.