Stats SA: Employment Opportunities - Service Agents for Census 2022

 Closing Date

Applications for (Stats SA: Employment Opportunities - Service Agents for Census 2022) must be submitted before the closing date on (31 January 2022)

Please really application attention to the completeness of the application that will be sent to the selection committee is complete according to the requirements that have been set, in order to allow candidates to get the opportunity with what was expected.

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Stats SA: Employment Opportunities - Service Agents for Census 2022

Company : Stats SA

Location : South Africa

Stats SA: Employment Opportunities - Service Agents for Census 2022

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is on a nationwide recruitment drive to appoint prospective candidates for fieldwork that includes collecting data from respondents and other activities involved in the pre-enumeration, enumeration and post-enumeration phases.

About 165 000 officials will be recruited across the country to update and identify new dwellings, conduct publicity and to collect data.  Recruitment will (ONLY) be through our online database to ensure that people are recruited from their areas of residence.

Registration Instructions :

Applicants are required to upload the following documents in their Online application:

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/competency exercise will be required to submit certified copies of ID, matric certificates and driver’s license where applicable.

Documents must have been certified within 6 months before submission.


NB. Walk-ins applications will not be allowed due to COVID.

To Apply register on the database datafree, visit:

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 utilise his/her personal information for any other recruitment proprietor.
  • Candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be invited for training through SMSs.


Enquiries: Call Centre Toll Free Number: 0800 110 248

It is recommended for those of you who want to register to really application attention to the requirements that have been determined, in order to get a better chance.

Eligibility Criteria :

Minimum 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.


The following Positions / Employement opportunities are available:

Fieldwork/Data Collection: Going door-to-door to collect information from households

Required skills / competencies:

Good communication skills

Driver’s license will be an added advantage

Computer Literacy

Ability to operate a mobile device

Data capturing: Capturing of information

Required skills / competencies:

  • Computer literacy
  • Minimum typing speed of 35 wpm
  • 95% accuracy

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

Required skills / competencies: Computer literacy

Clerical and administrative: General administrative and non-administrative duties

Required skills / competencies

  • Relevant administrative skills
  • Computer literacy

Supervisory: Supervision of any of the above categories where necessary

Required skills / competencies

  • Supervisory experience
  • Driver’s license (if applicable)
  • Ability to operate a mobile device

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

You are welcome to submit possible applications. Remember, you really must first apply the requirements (Stats SA: Employment Opportunities - Service Agents for Census 2022). This variable will determine whether you are a viable candidate or not. Please see the qualification conditions provided below if you wish to double-check your credentials. it will be great if you complete everything in the following list if you want to stand a chance of passing your selection.

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