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2006 Census Enumeration Areas Boundaries

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A Census Enumeration Area (EA) represents the area/workload assigned to each enumerator. In 2006 there were an average of 330 households in the urban EAs for which SAPS are available. The boundaries of EAs change from Census to Census. EA saps are only released for the five main cities and their suburbs.


Click on the links below (3 downloads for each boundary) or alternatively the 3 files can be downloaded in the self extracting zip file:

2006 Census Enumeration Areas:

census_enumerator_areas.dbf (1 MB)

census_enumerator_areas.shp (4 MB)

census_enumerator_areas.shx (13KB)


census_enumerator_areas.zip (2 MB)



The ESRI Shape (SHP) file format is a vector format created by the Environmental System Research Institute. SHP files support point, multi-point, polygon, polyline and multi-patches.

This file format contains three files for each boundary:
Main file: *.shp
Index file: *.shx
DBase file: *.dbf

The three files must be downloaded. Most GIS applications can read SHP files.

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