What is it?
Wazimap is a website providing interactive maps and table views of South African census and elections data, down to province, municipality and ward level.
- 2011 census and 2016 community survey data
- Compare different areas’ demographics
- Embed charts on your website
- Export GeoJSON for spatial visualisation
Why is it Important?
Wazimap is an important tool for enabling easy access to census and elections data, giving users an insight into the demographics, level of service delivery, education and economics of areas throughout the country. The data is laid out in a clear and simple format, is easily extracted and embedded into other websites as a useful storytelling tool. Its data is based on most recent Census, Community Survey and election results, giving a good indication of local development status and voting patterns.
How can it be accessed and used?
Users can browse interactive visualisations, download data and embed content in personal websites and/or articles. Datasets can even be turned into printable PDFs - this can be useful for training where the Internet is not easily accessible.
The starting point for using Wazimap is to use the map and table views to explore local demographic and election data:
- Visit Wazimap in your web browser and enter your province, municipality or ward number in the search bar. Select from the drop down list and click on it.
- Wazimap will show useful information about the place you are interested in. For example, you can see the percentage of registered voters who cast their votes in the most recent National Elections, the average age, average household income and the most popular language spoken. You can also see data related to economics, service delivery and education.
- You can also compare two provinces, municipalities or wards by entering a second place under ‘Compare this place with another’.
Spatial data export
For more advanced users you may want to incorporate the data into a mapping tool or similar:
- After selecting a province, municipality or ward, scroll down to a table of interest and click on ‘Chart Options’ to the right of the graphic and select ‘Explore data’.
- The data page will show you aggregate data at the level you searched at, but you can add more granular data. In the example image, select ‘wards’ under ‘Divide Northern Cape into…’
- To export the data as GeoJSON or KML click on ‘Download data’. It can now be imported into mapping tools as-is.
|XLSX CSV GeoJSON KML
|XLSX CSV GeoJSON KML
- service delivery
Where else has the resource been used?
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