South Africa Population 2023

South Africa Population 2023

The latest United Nations data shows that the population of South Africa as of Monday, November 7, 2022, is 61,060,846.

According to UN data, the population of South Africa in 2020 was estimated at 59,308,690 people at mid-year.

South Africa’s population is equivalent to 0.76% of the total world population and it ranks number 25 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.

The population density in South Africa is 49 per Km2 (127 people per mi2), and the total land area is 1,213,090 Km2 (468,376 sq. miles).

As of 2020, 66.7% of the population (39,550,889 people) was living in urban areas.

The median age in South Africa is 27.6 years.

If you need to make an international call to South Africa, the country code is +27.

Population of South Africa (2020 And It’s Historical)

Year Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop %
Urban Population Country’s Share of
World Pop
World Population South Africa
Global Rank
2020 59,308,690 1.28 % 750,420 145,405 27.6 2.41 49 66.7 % 39,550,889 0.76 % 7,794,798,739 25
2019 58,558,270 1.33 % 765,752 145,405 26.6 2.52 48 66.3 % 38,820,239 0.76 % 7,713,468,100 24
2018 57,792,518 1.37 % 782,762 145,405 26.6 2.52 48 65.9 % 38,086,769 0.76 % 7,631,091,040 24
2017 57,009,756 1.43 % 802,110 145,405 26.6 2.52 47 65.5 % 37,348,154 0.76 % 7,547,858,925 24
2016 56,207,646 1.48 % 821,279 145,405 26.6 2.52 46 65.1 % 36,600,982 0.75 % 7,464,022,049 24
2015 55,386,367 1.58 % 833,881 183,939 26.4 2.55 46 64.7 % 35,844,349 0.75 % 7,379,797,139 24
2010 51,216,964 1.36 % 667,273 172,444 25.0 2.63 42 62.7 % 32,094,811 0.74 % 6,956,823,603 24
2005 47,880,601 1.26 % 582,579 157,796 23.8 2.61 39 60.7 % 29,065,720 0.73 % 6,541,907,027 26
2000 44,967,708 1.65 % 706,390 127,980 22.6 2.88 37 57.9 % 26,015,136 0.73 % 6,143,493,823 27
1995 41,435,758 2.40 % 927,050 170,572 21.3 3.51 34 55.3 % 22,932,019 0.72 % 5,744,212,979 27
1990 36,800,509 2.40 % 824,327 -23,600 19.8 4.40 30 53.1 % 19,545,369 0.69 % 5,327,231,061 28
1985 32,678,874 2.73 % 824,421 36,200 19.5 4.90 27 51.0 % 16,653,360 0.67 % 4,870,921,740 28
1980 28,556,769 2.54 % 672,316 14,663 19.4 5.05 24 50.5 % 14,411,610 0.64 % 4,458,003,514 28
1975 25,195,187 2.68 % 625,082 44,532 19.3 5.50 21 50.1 % 12,610,547 0.62 % 4,079,480,606 29
1970 22,069,776 2.63 % 536,987 39,872 19.1 5.80 18 49.5 % 10,919,359 0.60 % 3,700,437,046 29
1965 19,384,841 2.54 % 457,000 21,310 19.4 6.00 16 48.6 % 9,422,320 0.58 % 3,339,583,597 31
1960 17,099,840 2.37 % 378,668 2,984 19.9 6.05 14 47.6 % 8,138,204 0.56 % 3,034,949,748 31
1955 15,206,502 2.22 % 315,615 1,492 20.6 6.05 13 44.9 % 6,829,341 0.55 % 2,773,019,936 31

South Africa Population Forecast

58,530

Year Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop %
Urban Population Country’s Share of
World Pop
World Population South Africa
Global Rank
2020 59,308,690 1.38 % 784,465 145,405 27.6 2.41 49 66.7 % 39,550,889 0.76 % 7,794,798,739 25
2025 62,802,683 1.15 % 698,799 112,349 28.7 2.41 52 68.6 % 43,112,579 0.77 % 8,184,437,460 24
2030 65,956,081 0.98 % 630,680 91,759 29.6 2.41 54 70.4 % 46,457,072 0.77 % 8,548,487,400 24
2035 68,818,987 0.85 % 572,581 76,008 30.5 2.41 57 72.1 % 49,631,106 0.77 % 8,887,524,213 24
2040 71,375,305 0.73 % 511,264 59,663 31.6 2.41 59 73.7 % 52,625,241 0.78 % 9,198,847,240 24
2045 73,619,543 0.62 % 448,848 58,397 32.7 2.41 61 75.3 % 55,447,449 0.78 % 9,481,803,274 23
2050 75,517,920 0.51 % 379,675   33.9 2.41 62 76.9 % 58,056,843 0.78 % 9,735,033,990 25

South Africa Demographics

LIFE EXPECTANCY INFANT MORTALITY DEATHS UNDER AGE 5

64.88 years

(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)

23.6

(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)

30.7

(per 1,000 live births)

Content

Main Cities by Population in South Africa

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Cape Town 3,433,441
2 Durban 3,120,282
3 Johannesburg 2,026,469
4 Soweto 1,695,047
5 Pretoria 1,619,438
6 Port Elizabeth 967,677
7 Pietermaritzburg 750,845
8 Benoni 605,344
9 Tembisa 511,655
10 East London 478,676
11 Vereeniging 474,681
12 Bloemfontein 463,064
13 Boksburg 445,168
14 Welkom 431,944
15 Newcastle 404,838
16 Krugersdorp 378,821
17 Diepsloot 350,000
18 Randburg 337,053
19 Botshabelo 309,714
20 Brakpan 305,692
21 Witbank 262,491
22 Richards Bay 252,968
23 Vanderbijlpark 246,754
24 Centurion 233,386
25 Uitenhage 228,912
26 Roodepoort 225,000
27 Paarl 190,000
28 Springs 186,394
29 Carletonville 182,304
30 Klerksdorp 178,921
31 Midrand 173,009
32 Westonaria 156,831
33 Middelburg 154,706
34 Vryheid 150,012
35 Orkney 145,801
36 Kimberley 142,089
37 eMbalenhle 141,741
38 Nigel 140,644
39 Mpumalanga 140,121
40 Bhisho 137,287
41 Randfontein 133,654
42 Worcester 127,597
43 Rustenburg 124,064
44 Polokwane 123,749
45 Potchefstroom 123,669
46 Virginia 122,502
47 Brits 122,497
48 Alberton 121,536
49 Nelspruit 110,159
50 Phalaborwa 109,468
51 Queenstown 105,309
52 Kroonstad 103,992
53 Bethal 101,919
54 Mokopane 101,090
55 Mabopane 97,417
56 Kutloanong 95,008
57 Stellenbosch 94,263
58 Stilfontein 93,110
59 Delmas 92,046
60 Grahamstown 91,548
61 Warmbaths 90,210
62 Louis Trichardt 86,854
63 Dundee 84,413
64 Piet Retief 84,349
65 Phuthaditjhaba 84,258
66 Bethlehem 83,654
67 Mthatha 78,663
68 Sasolburg 77,016
69 Mmabatho 76,754
70 Standerton 74,021

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