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: 56 135 234*[1], area 1219912 km², population density 46.02 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

56 135 234

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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 2018-11-14*

  Male % Female
0-4 2 415 833 +4.5%⇒ 2 523 411
5-9 2 924 123 ⇐+5.6% 2 769 552
10-14 2 577 177 +2.4%⇒ 2 638 780
15-19 2 721 057 ⇐+11.7% 2 436 138
20-24 2 795 101 ⇐+14.2% 2 446 900
25-29 2 808 289 ⇐+8.4% 2 591 795
30-34 2 631 386 ⇐+4% 2 531 115
35-39 1 905 971 +7.6%⇒ 2 051 658
40-44 1 524 981 +6%⇒ 1 616 345
45-49 1 458 386 ⇐+5.2% 1 386 290
50-54 1 297 148 ⇐+0.9% 1 286 200
55-59 981 395 +20%⇒ 1 177 384
60-64 667 114 +46.8%⇒ 979 172
65-69 394 337 +92.8%⇒ 760 299
70-74 214 893 +145%⇒ 526 441
75-79 159 209 +120.3%⇒ 350 664
80-84 103 580 +102.5%⇒ 209 781
85-89 58 550 +116.8%⇒ 126 963
90-94 24 128 +140.2%⇒ 57 955
95-99 2 073 +40.5%⇒ 2 912
100+ 107 +500%⇒ 642

Sources: [1]

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First letter of the City


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).