Port Elizabeth · Population

Question: What is the population of Port Elizabeth? Answer: Port Elizabeth (Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth)), South Africa (Administrative unit: Eastern Cape) - last known population is ≈ 1 152 100 (year 2011). This was 2.206% of total South Africa population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2001-2011 (+1.37%/year), Port Elizabeth population in 2019 would be: 1 284 370*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1980-1996] +3.15 %/year
[1996-2001] +0.74 %/year
[2001-2011] +1.37 %/year


GPS coordinates: -33.918, 25.57

Local time in Port Elizabeth: 19:06 Saturday GMT+2.

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Port Elizabeth 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 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).