Explore, visualise and interact with youth-centered data

How to use Youth Explorer

Search for a location

A map with a location highlighted and points of interest on it

Search for a specific location on the map and explore various measures of wellbeing of the young people who live there. Youth Explorer uses census data to provide a comprehensive picture of youth wellbeing, from the national down to the Ward and Mainplace (suburb) level.

Explore rich data

Panel with data rich data and charts relating to a specific location

Rich, youth specific data relating to various categories of wellbeing is available for all geographies in South Africa. From basic statistics, to configurable charts - find and download the data that relates best to your interest.

Data is presented for youth aged 15-24 (following the international definition) and 15-35 (following the South African definition). Disaggregation for smaller age brackets is possible for most indicators.

Plot points of interest

A map with points of interest on it and options in a menu to the left for toggling those points

We work with various partners to provide accurate information on government services relevant to young people. This information can assist youth and those working with youth to identify the services closest to them. It can also guide policy and intervention planning by identifying gaps in service provision.

Overlay a dataset

A map with a choropleth of data overlaid

The indicators of youth wellbeing can be mapped, in the form of a choropleth. That map can then be overlaid with the location of various youth services. This provides a rich picture of the status of youth wellbeing in relation to access to services, or the absence thereof.  

Our partners


Please cite Youth Explorer as follows:

Youth Explorer, SALDRU, University of Cape Town and OpenUp. Retrieved Month, Date, Year, from https://youthexplorer.org.za/