Which suburb to go to if you want to get married...

STATS SA has probably produced its most deeply needed research in years. As a Valentine’s Day treat, South Africa’s national statistics agency has used its databases to generate maps of areas that have the highest concentration of unmarried men vs. unmarried women and visa versa.


Unfortunately the data is less helpful for women. That’s because areas that have high ratios of unmarried men to unmarried women tend to contain prisons, rehab centres and mines! Interestingly areas with hospitals tend to have more unmarried women than men. Don’t worry, the table below is a summary of suburban areas that you might want to try:

Areas that have either higher concentrations of unmarried men or women (STATS SA)

Areas that have either higher concentrations of unmarried men or women (STATS SA)

Blue areas have a higher ratio of unmarried men to women, pink have a higher ratio of unmarried women (STATS SA)

Andrew LouwComment