Get counted in the 2022 South African Census to ensure that our City and WC
Joint Media release by Premier Winde and Mayor Hill-Lewis on the Launch of the 2022 South African Census
“Get counted in the 2022 South African Census to ensure that our City and Province receives its fair share”
This evening, the Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, and the Mayor of the City of Cape Town, Geordin Hill-Lewis, attended the launch of the 2022 South African Census. This marks the fourth national population count held in our new democracy.
Premier Winde and Mayor Hill-Lewis called on residents to get counted so that we can get an accurate measure of our population, which has grown rapidly over the last decade. This will also make sure we get our fair share in budget allocations from the National Government.
The Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, said: “We have seen an increase in our population size over the last decade, with many people moving to the Western Cape. This is because of the excellent level of service delivery offered in our municipalities, as well as the many economic opportunities which are on offer here.”
“I view this growth positively, as people come here with hope and determination, to help grow our economy. This Census will enable us to measure this growth and in doing so enable our province to get its fair share of the equitable share allocation. We need this fair share so that we keep on providing quality service delivery in every corner of the province,” continued Premier Winde.
In 2021, the mid-year population for the Western Cape Province was estimated at 7.1 million persons. Since 2012, the province’s total population has increased by 18.7% which is the second-fastest increase, after Gauteng.
Speaking to the impact of the Census on the City’s ability to deliver services, the Mayor of Cape Town, Geordin Hill-Lewis, said: “The City of Cape Town uses Census data extensively in deciding where and how to allocate its resources. Census data allows us to plan access to basic services such as water, electricity, refuse removal, and sanitation according to the changing needs of our rapidly growing population.”
“This Census will also inform our planning of infrastructure, housing, and community facilities, and equip our policymakers with the information they need to design targeted interventions to address our most pressing socio-economic problems,” Mayor Hill-Lewis added.
This year, residents will be able to register for the Census online and are strongly encouraged to do so, where possible. For more information please see:
- Register to get counted: https://getcounted.statssa.gov.za
- How to verify a Census fieldworker: http://census.statssa.gov.za/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/How-to-identify-a-Stats-SA-Census-2022-fieldworker.pdf
- Toll free number for Statssa: 0800 110 248