Back to Africa Check

Useful sources about Africa

Welfare & population

Distribution of the population by ethnicity/nationality

A breakdown of the Kenyan population based on ethnicity, according to the 2019 census. For non-Kenyans, a breakdown of their respective countries of origin is provided.

Welfare & population
Sex & gender

Gender participation in key decision-making positions

The participation of women and men in decision-making through selected positions of leadership in Kenya in 2018.

Welfare & population

Social grant budget allocations

The national budget allocations for social grants for 2019/2020, published by the National Treasury.

Welfare & population

Distribution of the population by age & sex

A breakdown of the Kenyan population by age and sex, according to the 2019 census.

Welfare & population

Kenya Population and Housing Census 2019 : Volume IV (Kenya National Bureau of Statistics)

Data published by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) on the distribution of the population by county and sub-county, and population density in 2019. The Kenya Population and Housing Census is carried out every 10 years.


Welfare & population

Status of equality & inclusion in Kenya

A 2016 report by the National Gender and Equality Commission that explores the extent to which the principles of inclusion have been implemented in employment, political representation, social protection and education at national and county government level in Kenya.

Welfare & population

Mid-year population estimates by population group, age and sex

South Africa's population in five-year age groups according to population group, age and sex. As included in Statistics South Africa's annual mid-year population estimates.

Welfare & population

Age demographics from annual household survey

Statistics South Africa has published its general household survey every year since 2002. The survey is a household-based instrument that aims to determine development progress in South Africa. It includes basic population statistics for South Africa's nine provinces.
Welfare & population

South Africa's population by religion

The distribution of religious beliefs in South Africa's population. The data comes from Statistics South Africa's 2016 Community Survey, a large-scale, inter-census study – and one of few available data sources – that provides household and population data at municipal level. The survey was conducted five years after Census 2011, five years before Census 2021.

For reading our fact-checks!

Did you know that our work is free to read and share? Support our work to continue reading.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Support independent fact-checking in Africa.

Want to keep reading our fact-checks?