South Africa · Population

On this page you can find past, current and future population statistics for South Africa (from 1950-2100), population map, demographics, live population counter etc. . Question: What is the population of South Africa? Answer: Current population of South Africa is: 55 339 339*[1], area 1219912 km², population density 45.36 p/km². Capital of South Africa is Pretoria. Continent: Africa.

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South Africa · Population 1950-2100

South Africa · historical and predicted populations (both sexes) for the period 1950-2100 (millions) De facto population in South Africa as of 1 July of the year indicated. Source United Nations Population Division [1].

What was the South Africa population at your birthday?*

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Current South Africa population

55 339 339

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Births Today
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Deaths Today
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Sources: [1]
Today's statistic since midnight 00:00.
This year, statistic changes since 1st January
Population = Births** - Deaths

South Africa population map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)
• Population Growth rate: 1335 / day = 55.61 / hour = 0.927 / minute = 0.0154 / seconds
• Births Growth rate**: 3260 / day = 135.79 / hour = 2.266 / minute = 0.0373 / seconds
• Deaths Growth rate: 1925 / day = 80.19 / hour = 1.336 / minute = 0.0223 / seconds.

Current South Africa population by age and sex for 2017-03-28*

  Male % Female
0-4 2 557 693 +1.3%⇒ 2 590 043
5-9 2 865 067 ⇐+4.5% 2 740 626
10-14 2 556 957 +0.9%⇒ 2 578 989
15-19 2 782 735 ⇐+14.4% 2 432 427
20-24 2 759 458 ⇐+10.7% 2 493 685
25-29 2 778 352 ⇐+6.9% 2 598 866
30-34 2 463 300 ⇐+0.8% 2 443 314
35-39 1 796 844 +8.3%⇒ 1 946 592
40-44 1 542 243 +2.6%⇒ 1 582 353
45-49 1 442 389 ⇐+4.7% 1 377 776
50-54 1 239 741 +3.4%⇒ 1 282 047
55-59 911 953 +25.6%⇒ 1 145 156
60-64 618 665 +52%⇒ 940 425
65-69 361 690 +100.1%⇒ 723 740
70-74 219 748 +127.4%⇒ 499 705
75-79 168 102 +103.6%⇒ 342 301
80-84 102 333 +99.5%⇒ 204 127
85-89 59 891 +112.4%⇒ 127 217
90-94 16 091 +153.7%⇒ 40 827
95-99 1 696 +105%⇒ 3 476
100+ 88 +595.5%⇒ 612

Sources: [1]

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Filter by starting letters of the city (234 cities):
A (4) | B (11) | C (4) | D (7) | E (16) | F (1) | G (12) | H (4) | I (8) | J (3) | K (18) | L (9) | M (50) | N (21) | O (3) | P (6) | R (7) | S (12) | T (15) | U (18) | V (3) | W (2) |

Population for cities or regions in South Africa (234)

This is not full list. Only 50 largest cities in alphabetical order. You can click on start letter of the city ↑ :
Buffalo City Eastern Cape
Bushbuckridge Mpumalanga (Eastern Transvaal)
Cape Town Western Cape
Dr JS Moroka Mpumalanga (Eastern Transvaal)
Drakenstein Western Cape
Ekurhuleni (East Rand) Gauteng
Elias Motsoaledi Limpopo (Northern Transvaal)
Emalahleni Mpumalanga (Eastern Transvaal)
Emfuleni Gauteng
Emnambithi/Ladysmith KwaZulu-Natal
eThekwini (Durban) Durban KwaZulu-Natal
Govan Mbeki Mpumalanga (Eastern Transvaal)
Greater Giyani Limpopo (Northern Transvaal)
Greater Tubatse Limpopo (Northern Transvaal)
Greater Tzaneen Limpopo (Northern Transvaal)
Hibiscus Coast KwaZulu-Natal
Johannesburg Gauteng
King Sabata Dalindyebo Eastern Cape
KwaDukuza KwaZulu-Natal
Lepelle-Nkumpi Limpopo (Northern Transvaal)
Madibeng North West
Mafikeng North West
Makhado Limpopo (Northern Transvaal)
Makhuduthamaga Limpopo (Northern Transvaal)
Maluti a Phofung Free State (Oranje Free State)
Mangaung Free State (Oranje Free State)
Matjhabeng Free State (Oranje Free State)
Matlosana North West
Mbhashe Eastern Cape
Mbizana Eastern Cape
Mbombela Mpumalanga (Eastern Transvaal)
Mnquma Eastern Cape
Mogalakwena Limpopo (Northern Transvaal)
Mogale City Gauteng
Moses Kotane North West
Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth) Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape
Newcastle KwaZulu-Natal
Ngquza Hill Eastern Cape
Nkomazi Mpumalanga (Eastern Transvaal)
Nyandeni Eastern Cape
Polokwane Limpopo (Northern Transvaal)
Rustenburg North West
Sol Plaatje Northern Cape
Steve Tshwete Mpumalanga (Eastern Transvaal)
The Msunduzi KwaZulu-Natal
Thembisile Mpumalanga (Eastern Transvaal)
Thulamela Limpopo (Northern Transvaal)
Tshwane (Pretoria) Pretoria Gauteng
uMhlathuze KwaZulu-Natal
uMlalazi KwaZulu-Natal

Sources, Notices

* Value is calculated with linear interpolation from 2 nearest estimated (date->population) data (unofficial).
** Net migration is included in Births with this calculation: Births = Population[1] + Deaths[1].
*** For years before 1950 we dont have population data. Value is approximate calculation using function: 1900 population = 70% of 1950 population.
[1] United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2015). World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. Data are estimates and projections according to a medium-fertility variant. Reused with the permission of the United Nations. Downloaded: 2015-11-15 (un.org)
[2] City density map, generated by population.city using data provided to us by 1km.net website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on shadedrelief.com. Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).