Johannesburg · Population

Question: What is the population of Johannesburg? Answer: Johannesburg, South Africa (Administrative unit: Gauteng) - last known population is ≈ 4 434 800 (year 2011). This was 8.49% of total South Africa population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2001-2011 (+3.23%/year), Johannesburg population in 2020 would be: 5 905 552*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1980-1996] +3.36 %/year
[1996-2001] +4.1 %/year
[2001-2011] +3.23 %/year


GPS coordinates: -26.202, 28.044

Local time in Johannesburg: 08:01 Tuesday GMT+2.

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Johannesburg on city and population density map

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

Sources, Notices

1980e, 1996c, 2001c, 2011c. 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).