North West · Population

Question: What is the population of North West? Answer: North West, South Africa (capital: Mahikeng) - last known population is ≈ 3 707 000 (year 2015). This was 6.803% of total South Africa population. In this year, North West population density was 35.3 p/kmĀ². If population growth rate would be same as in period 2011-2015 (+1.37%/year), North West population in 2018 would be: 3 862 011*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1996-2001] +1.82 %/year
[2001-2011] +1.64 %/year
[2011-2015] +1.37 %/year


GPS coordinates: -26.66386, 25.283758

North West on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Sources, Notices

1996c, 2001c, 2011c, 2015e. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
Statistics South Africa
Statistics by place / Local Municipality
Census 1996
Population 2015 mid yr. p.15 - province population
[2] City density map, generated by using data provided to us by 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 Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).