Stats SA Census Jobs Hiring Now

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) provides scientific knowledge that enables society to understand complex socio-economic phenomena. It draws its mandate from the Statistics Act, 1999 (Act No 6 of 1999) and POPI Act 2013 (Act 4 of 2013). Stats SA strives to excel in the following five competencies: 

● Intellectual capability to lead the scientific work of statistics 

● Technological competence for purposes of large-scale processing and for complex computations and accessibility of information to the public 

● Logistical competence for the deployment of (forward and reverse) logistics of large-scale field operations and for strategic choices regarding operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness 

● Political competence in understanding the political environment without being political or politicized (commitment of delivery without fear of favor) ● Administrative competence: the ability to bring it all together.


Register on our database for contract employment opportunities

NB: Applicants who previously registered on the new HR contract database in 2019 & 2020 need to update their information accordingly.

Stats SA undertakes various surveys and projects, for example, Census, Community Survey, Labour Force Survey, General Household Survey, amongst others. From time to time these surveys and projects require that contract staff be employed. You are invited to register online for inclusion on the database used to identify potential candidates for these contract positions as and when required. 

As the projects are conducted in every area of the country, people of every racial group and from all areas are encouraged to apply.

Location: Contract employment opportunities exist in different provinces and districts nationwide.


Contract: An employment contract stipulating duration, job content, remuneration, and other conditions, will be provided when opportunities for such contract employment arise.

Working tools: Those that will be employed and are issued with work tools, will be paid after the tools have been returned.

Area of work: Opportunities for contract employment usually arise as outlined below –


Area of work Duties Required skills/competencies

· Fieldwork/Data collection

.Going door-to-door to collect information from households

· Good communication skills

· Driver’s license will be an added advantage

· Computer literacy

· Data capturing Capturing of information

 · Computer literacy

· Minimum typing speed of 35 wpm

· 95% accuracy

· Data processing Sorting, coding, and quality checking of forms or any documents

· Computer literacy

· Clerical and administrative General administrative and non-administrative duties

· Relevant administrative skills

· Computer literacy

· Supervisory Supervision of any of the above categories where necessary

· Supervisory experience

· Driver’s license (if applicable)


General requirements:

The applicant must:

  • have a minimum of a Senior Certificate (Matric or equivalent).
  • be proficient in any of the 11 official languages.
  • be willing to work over weekends and outside of normal office hours.
  • be an RSA citizen with no criminal record.

How to apply:

  • Applicants are required to upload the following document when they apply. Proof of home/residential address (eg Lease agreement, Affidavit, Tribal Authority letter, Municipality bill, clothing account bill, and others).
  • Any registration without the above-mentioned supporting document will be regarded as incomplete and the applicant will not be able to complete the registration on the database.
  • Applicants who are invited for training will be required to submit certified copies of ID, Matric certificates, and driver’s license if applicable. Documents must have been certified within 6 months before submission.
  • Walk-in applications will not be allowed due to COVID.


Stats SA will:

  • Verify an applicant’s documents and/or reference checking which will form part of the recruitment process.
  • Subject short-listed applicants to a competency test and/or training assessment.

Please note the following:

  • Statistics South Africa reserves the right to accept or reject an applicant’s registration.
  • Applicants in censuses and surveys will be appointed within their local communities as no transport will be provided.
  • An applicant must disclose if he/she is a director/shareholder of a company or conducts any business as a sole proprietor.
  • An applicant must disclose if his/her company is doing business with any government institution/municipality.
  • An applicant must give consent to Stats SA to utilize his/her personal information for any other recruitment purposes.

For any inquiries please contact: Khoza Sarah 012 310 8097/ More Omphile 012 310 8504