StatsSA extends deadline for the Census 2022 in the Western Cape

Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) has extended the deadline for the Census 2022 in the Western Cape by a further two weeks, until 14 May. The initial deadline was 30 April. Almost 1.1 million households in the province have completed the census questionnaire since data collection began in February. StatsSA says 600 000 households are yet to be visited in the Western Cape.

In a statement, StatsSA says the extension follows a strong response by residents of the province to the call to get counted. The data company says Stats SA data collectors will be visiting communities with low response rates across the province.

‘’Completing the questionnaire only takes 15 – 30 minutes. Stats SA assures respondents that all personal information collected for the purpose of the census is kept strictly confidential.’’

The online questionnaire is available on (datafree) allowing residents to answer the questions at a time and place convenient to themselves. Households have until the close of counting on 14 May to complete the questionnaire online.

‘’Census information is essential for determining the funding allocation to provinces and municipalities. Census data will provide detailed information on where schools, clinics and houses should be built and where electricity, water and sewerage infrastructure is needed. Census has an impact on the life of every resident and everyone is encouraged to be counted,’’ said StatsSA.

Western Cape households are requested to cooperate with the data collectors by answering the questions accurately and completely.

The Census call centre is open to assist with any enquiries - 0800 110 248 or email



Done By: Mitchum George


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