Statistics South Africa
|Statistics South Africa|
|Preceding agencies||Central Statistical Service
Statistics Branch (Bophuthatswana)
Central Statistical Service (Ciskei)
Central Statistics Office (Transkei)
Statistics Division (Venda)
|Jurisdiction||Government of South Africa|
|Headquarters||De Bruyn Park, 170 Andries St., Pretoria, Gauteng
|Employees||2 614 (2009/10)|
|Annual budget||R1 973.4 million (2010/11)|
|Minister responsible||Trevor Manuel, Minister in the Presidency for the National Planning Commission|
|Agency executive||Pali Lehohla, Statistician-General|
|Key document||Statistics Act, 1999|
Statistics South Africa (frequently shortened to Stats SA) is the national statistical service of South Africa, with the goal of producing timely, accurate, and official statistics in order to advance economic growth, development, and democracy. To this end, Statistics South Africa produces official demographic, economic, and social censuses and surveys. To date, Statistics South Africa has produced two censuses, in 1996 and 2001; it is currently tabulating the results of the 2011 census. Stats SA was previously known as the "Central Statistical Service"; shortly after the end of apartheid it absorbed the statistical services of the former Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda and Ciskei.
Surveys conducted 
- 1999 Survey of Activities of Young People, or the SAYP.
- South African National Census of 2001
- 2007 Community Survey
- South African National Census of 2011
- "Vote 12: Statistics South Africa". Estimates of National Expenditure 2010. Pretoria: National Treasury. 17 February 2010. ISBN 978-0-621-39079-7. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
- Slabbert, Antoinette. "SA het baie meer mense as geraam" [SA has many more people than estimated]. Sake24 (in Afrikaans). Retrieved 7 March 2011.
- Interest rates may drop after stats blunder IOL article