CHANGES in South African lifestyle and marriage patterns are some of the facts expected to be revealed by Statistics South Africa on Tuesday when it makes known the 2011 census results.
Statistician-general Pali Lehohla said in Pretoria yesterday the census statistics would tell a story about South Africa and its people. He said 14.6-million households had participated in the census, conducted from October 10 to 31 last year.
Lehohla said 103000 areas were visited. A total of 135380 people, who worked in three shifts, were employed countrywide during the census.
"Marriage in South Africa is changing rapidly."
He said the census would also tell the story of how South African society functioned.
It would also point out the country's changing demographics in places like Sunnyside in Pretoria. "The area is now predominantly black but there is something intriguing about the area.
"White females have remained in Sunnyside.
"They are mostly divorced and share flats because times are tough," he said.
Lehohla added that once the data had been released, it would be available on different platforms, including the internet, and could be used by anyone.
He said the results would be handed over to President Jacob Zuma before being made public.