The Western Cape province has been lagging behind in the 2022 census count but a strong response by residents of the province to the call to get counted has resulted in Stats SA extending the census 2022 data collection in Western Cape to 14 May.

In a statement released, Stats SA said they will continue to collect census data from households in the Western Cape for an additional two weeks. 

They said their collector will be visiting communities with low response rates across the province. “Almost 1,1 million households in the province have completed the census questionnaire since data collection began in February,” they said.

They added that this information is essential for determining the funding allocation to provinces and municipalities. The 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,” they stated.

Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde, has called on residents to use this opportunity and get counted. 

“I appeal to residents to use this extension to get counted, whether by filling in the form online, or by being counted in person by a census counter. It’s simple – if we are not fully counted, we will not get our fair share of the country’s budget allocation to deliver critical services like schools, healthcare facilities and other public infrastructure,” he said. 

You can get counted by: 

Completing the Census questionnaire when visited by an official StatsSA Census counter;

Completing the Census questionnaire online:; or

Contacting the Census call centre for any enquiries on 0800 110 248 or emailing [email protected]

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