Stats SA helps singles find love


Statistics South Africa has stepped in to assist those looking for love in South Africa.

The researchers took some time away from the weighty topics of crime and politics, to run some numbers to improve our chances at finding love.

The result was a series of maps based on the 2011 Census to narrow your search. The stats were narrowed down to unmarried people in the 20-34 age group.

In Johannesburg, single women made up 43% of people counted and lived mostly in the northern areas of the city, like Melrose, Robin Hills and Meredale. Single men can be found in George Goch, Denver, Lawley and Roodepoort.

For those in Cape Town, single men make up a significant part of the population of that age group, at 54%. They can be found in Bellville central, Weltevreden Valley in Mitchells Plain and Harbour Island in Gordon’s Bay. Single women can be found in Bosonia, Bellville West, Springbokpark, and Mouille Point.

In Durban, single men also make up a significant portion of that age group, also at 54%. They can be found in Summerveld, KwaMahsu A-section and Umshinini. Women can be found in Prestondale, Doon Heights, Fields Hill and Umlazi Y-section.

StatsSa pointed out that a high number of men live around prisons, which may suit those looking for a LAT relationship (living apart but together).