v1.1: Edited, anonymised data for public distribution
Version 1 of the dataset was obtained by DataFirst in July 2012.
Labels were added to the data of this version, version 1.1. The questionnaire for this census is missing. There is also no data file for Africans.
The 1960 census collected data on race, sex, marital status and marriage details, births, birthplace and nationality, usual place of residence, dwelling type, employment status, occupation and industry, language and literacy, level and type of education, religion and income
The survey had national coverage
The lowest level of geographic aggregation covered by the data was town.
The census covered all households in South Africa
Producers and sponsors
Union of South Africa Office of Census and Statistics
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
The dataset was obtained without a questionnaire and this is currently being sourced by DataFirst
Union of South Africa Office of Census and Statistics. South African Census 1960 [dataset]. Version 1.1. Pretoria: Union of South Africa Office of Census and Statistics [producer], 19-. Cape Town: DataFirst [distributor], 2012. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25828/vpag-je19