The Census 2022 deadline for the Western Cape has been moved to the end of this month.
This is according to Statistics SA who revealed that the Western Cape is significantly behind schedule in data collection compared to the rest of the country.
The country’s data collection is at 83,8%, while the Western Cape stands at 49%.
Stats SA has dispatched 2 000 additional field workers from other provinces to the Western Cape and data collection has been extended until 30 April 2022 in the Western Cape.
Online data collection has also been re-opened. Please ensure that you get counted – click on this link: https://getcounted.statssa.gov.za
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It is critical that the Western Cape make every effort to ensure that as many of the people of the Western Cape as possible are counted.
Fiscal allocations based on the Census include the equitable share of the province and municipalities. If census under reports the population of the Western Cape, the Western Cape budgets will not be able to meet our needs in terms of Education and Health etc.