Population in South Africa

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Population in South Africa


The continent: Africa
  
Iso2:ZA
  
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Dependency ratios in South Africa


total dependency ratio

52,10 per 1,000 people[?] (2015)
(ascending): 91 in the world of 196 (54,08%); 7 in Africa from 55 (89,09%)

youth dependency ratio

44,50 per 1,000 people[?] (2015)
(ascending): 116 in the world of 196 (41,33%); 7 in Africa from 55 (89,09%)

elderly dependency ratio

7,70 per 1,000 people[?] (2015)
(ascending): 82 in the world of 196 (58,67%); 48 in Africa from 55 (14,55%)

potential support ratio

13,10 [?] (2015)
(ascending): 114 in the world of 196 (42,35%); 8 in Africa from 55 (87,27%)

Urbanization of the population in South Africa


Population

54 956 920 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 24 in the world of 233 (90,13%); 5 in Africa from 56 (92,86%)
7,62 % (1,52 % annual) ↘
min: 17 396 000; max: 54 956 920; max-min: 37 560 920 (68,35%); mid: 36 176 460;
18 780 460 (34,17%)
1,65 {annual %[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 77 in the world of 216 (64,81%); 45 in Africa from 54 (18,52%)
9,59 % (1,92 % annual) ↘
min: 1,19; max: 3,13; max-min: 1,94 (61,99%); mid: 2,16;
-0,515 (-31,26%)

Rural population

19 344 286 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 28 in the world of 205 (86,83%); 9 in Africa from 54 (85,19%)
0,836 % (0,167 % annual) ↘
min: 9 286 159; max: 19 344 286; max-min: 10 058 127 (52,00%); mid: 14 315 223;
5 029 064 (26,00%)
35,20 {% of population[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 118 in the world of 205 (42,93%); 46 in Africa from 54 (16,67%)
7,34 % (1,47 % annual) ↗
min: 35,20; max: 53,38; max-min: 18,18 (34,06%); mid: 44,29;
-9,09 (-25,83%)
0,229 {growth annual %[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 114 in the world of 205 (44,88%); 50 in Africa from 54 (9,26%)
58,80 % (11,76 % annual) ↘
min: -0,059; max: 2,81; max-min: 2,87 (102,11%); mid: 1,37;
-1,15 (-499,92%)

Urban population

35 612 634 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 24 in the world of 214 (89,25%); 3 in Africa from 54 (96,30%)
11,30 % (2,26 % annual) ↘
min: 8 109 841; max: 35 612 634; max-min: 27 502 793 (77,23%); mid: 21 861 238;
13 751 397 (38,61%)
64,80 {% of population[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 97 in the world of 214 (55,14%); 9 in Africa from 54 (85,19%)
3,99 % (0,797 % annual) ↘
min: 46,62; max: 64,80; max-min: 18,18 (28,06%); mid: 55,71;
9,09 (14,03%)
2,43 {growth annual %[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 76 in the world of 214 (64,95%); 43 in Africa from 54 (22,22%)
3,30 % (0,660 % annual) ↘
min: 2,11; max: 3,64; max-min: 1,53 (41,98%); mid: 2,87;
-0,448 (-18,45%)

Population in largest city

9 398 698 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 22 in the world of 151 (86,09%); 4 in Africa from 45 (93,33%)
14,97 % (2,99 % annual) ↘
min: 2 136 849; max: 9 398 698; max-min: 7 261 849 (77,26%); mid: 5 767 774;
3 630 925 (38,63%)
17,10 {[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 69 in the world of 151 (54,97%); 15 in Africa from 45 (68,89%)
7,96 % (1,59 % annual) ↘
min: 10,54; max: 17,10; max-min: 6,57 (38,39%); mid: 13,82;
3,28 (19,19%)

Population in urban agglomerations of more than 1 million

20 352 730 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 17 in the world of 115 (86,09%); 3 in Africa from 32 (93,75%)
11,96 % (2,39 % annual) ↘
min: 4 512 293; max: 20 352 730; max-min: 15 840 437 (77,83%); mid: 12 432 512;
7 920 219 (38,91%)
37,03 {% of population[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 26 in the world of 115 (78,26%); 2 in Africa from 32 (96,88%)
4,70 % (0,940 % annual) ↘
min: 25,90; max: 37,03; max-min: 11,14 (30,07%); mid: 31,47;
5,57 (15,04%)

Migration in South Africa


Population

54 956 920 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 24 in the world of 233 (90,13%); 5 in Africa from 56 (92,86%)
7,62 % (1,52 % annual) ↘
min: 17 396 000; max: 54 956 920; max-min: 37 560 920 (68,35%); mid: 36 176 460;
18 780 460 (34,17%)

International migrant stock, total

3 169 415 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 17 in the world of 214 (92,52%); 1 in Africa from 54 (100%)
39,70 % (7,94 % annual) ↘
min: 947 911; max: 3 169 415; max-min: 2 221 504 (70,09%); mid: 2 058 663;
1 110 752 (35,05%)
5,77 {% of population[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 96 in the world of 214 (55,61%); 10 in Africa from 54 (83,33%)
34,73 % (6,95 % annual) ↘
min: 2,23; max: 5,77; max-min: 3,54 (61,31%); mid: 4,00;
1,77 (30,65%)

Refugee population by country or territory of asylum

0,221 {% of population[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 58 in the world of 180 (68,33%); 22 in Africa from 48 (56,25%)
48,48 % (9,70 % annual) ↘
min: 0,034; max: 2,06; max-min: 2,02 (98,34%); mid: 1,05;
-0,825 (-372,55%)
121 645 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 34 in the world of 180 (81,67%); 13 in Africa from 48 (75%)
52,40 % (10,48 % annual) ↘
min: 6 819; max: 250 000; max-min: 243 181 (97,27%); mid: 128 410;
-6 765 (-5,56%)

Refugee population by country or territory of origin

0,0008170 {% of population[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 162 in the world of 196 (17,86%); 52 in Africa from 54 (5,56%)
8,39 % (1,68 % annual) ↘
min: 0,0003818; max: 0,042; max-min: 0,042 (99,09%); mid: 0,021;
-0,020 (-2 494%)
449 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 110 in the world of 196 (44,39%); 40 in Africa from 54 (27,78%)
15,37 % (3,07 % annual) ↘
min: 123; max: 14 783; max-min: 14 660 (99,17%); mid: 7 453;
-7 004 (-1 560%)

Fertility in South Africa


Birth rate, crude

20,66 per 1,000 people[?] (2014)
(descending): 85 in the world of 207 (59,42%); 50 in Africa from 54 (9,26%)
4,25 % (0,849 % annual) ↗
min: 20,66; max: 41,72; max-min: 21,06 (50,49%); mid: 31,19;
-10,53 (-50,98%)

Birth rate, crude

1 122 825 per year[?] (2015)
(descending): 24 in the world of 207 (88,89%); 10 in Africa from 54 (83,33%)
2,63 % (0,526 % annual) ↘
min: 728 785; max: 1 122 825; max-min: 394 039 (35,09%); mid: 925 805;
197 020 (17,55%)

Fertility rate

2,36 births per woman[?] (2014)
(descending): 92 in the world of 203 (55,17%); 50 in Africa from 54 (9,26%)
4,40 % (0,880 % annual) ↗
min: 2,36; max: 6,17; max-min: 3,81 (61,72%); mid: 4,27;
-1,91 (-80,62%)

Wanted fertility rate

2,30 births per woman[?] (1998)
(2000) (descending): 53 in the world of 68 (23,53%); 32 in Africa from 34 (8,82%)

Adolescent fertility rate

44,44 births per 1,000 women ages 15-19[?] (2015)
(descending): 87 in the world of 193 (55,44%); 45 in Africa from 54 (18,52%)
21,92 % (4,38 % annual) ↗
min: 44,44; max: 95,36; max-min: 50,92 (53,40%); mid: 69,90;
-25,46 (-57,29%)

Child and maternal mortality in South Africa


Birth rate, crude

1 122 825 {per year[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 184 in the world of 207 (11,59%); 45 in Africa from 54 (18,52%)
2,63 % (0,526 % annual) ↘
min: 728 785; max: 1 122 825; max-min: 394 039 (35,09%); mid: 925 805;
197 020 (17,55%)
12,46 {per 1,000 people[?]}
(2014)
(ascending): 188 in the world of 206 (9,22%); 46 in Africa from 54 (16,67%)
9,42 % (1,88 % annual) ↗
min: 7,84; max: 16,99; max-min: 9,15 (53,86%); mid: 12,42;
0,044 (0,353%)

Maternal mortality

1 500 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 145 in the world of 181 (20,44%); 27 in Africa from 53 (50,94%)
13,33 % (2,67 % annual) ↗
min: 640; max: 1 700; max-min: 1 060 (62,35%); mid: 1 170;
330 (22%)
0,027 {per 1,000 people[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 116 in the world of 181 (36,46%); 7 in Africa from 53 (88,68%)
22,68 % (4,54 % annual) ↗
min: 0,017; max: 0,034; max-min: 0,017 (49,76%); mid: 0,026;
0,0016853 (6,17%)

Number of neonatal deaths

11 141 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 146 in the world of 192 (24,48%); 25 in Africa from 54 (55,56%)
30,54 % (6,11 % annual) ↗
min: 11 141; max: 21 746; max-min: 10 605 (48,77%); mid: 16 444;
-5 303 (-47,59%)
0,203 {per 1,000 people[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 102 in the world of 192 (47,40%); 5 in Africa from 54 (92,59%)
41,31 % (8,26 % annual) ↗
min: 0,203; max: 0,618; max-min: 0,415 (67,19%); mid: 0,410;
-0,208 (-102,37%)

Mortality rate, under 5

41 930 {number of people[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 165 in the world of 193 (15,03%); 35 in Africa from 54 (37,04%)
56,08 % (11,22 % annual) ↗
min: 41 930; max: 122 326; max-min: 80 396 (65,72%); mid: 82 128;
-40 198 (-95,87%)
0,763 {per 1,000 people[?]}
(2015)
(ascending): 128 in the world of 193 (34,20%); 9 in Africa from 54 (85,19%)
68,94 % (13,79 % annual) ↗
min: 0,763; max: 4,76; max-min: 3,99 (83,96%); mid: 2,76;
-2,00 (-261,63%)

Causes of death in South Africa


Cause of death, by communicable diseases and maternal, prenatal and nutrition conditions

48,50 %[?] (2012)
(ascending): 132 in the world of 172 (23,84%); 12 in Africa from 52 (78,85%)
0,962 % (0,192 % annual) ↗
min: 48,50; max: 51,30; max-min: 2,80 (5,46%); mid: 49,90;
-1,40 (-2,89%)

Cause of death, by injury

8,10 %[?] (2012)
(ascending): 69 in the world of 172 (60,47%); 9 in Africa from 52 (84,62%)
2,67 % (0,535 % annual) ↗
min: 8,10; max: 9,40; max-min: 1,30 (13,83%); mid: 8,75;
-0,650 (-8,02%)

Cause of death, by non-communicable diseases

43,40 %[?] (2012)
(ascending): 47 in the world of 172 (73,26%); 43 in Africa from 52 (19,23%)
1,57 % (0,315 % annual) ↘
min: 39,30; max: 43,40; max-min: 4,10 (9,45%); mid: 41,35;
2,05 (4,72%)

Mortality caused by road traffic injury

25,10 per 100,000 people[?] (2013)
(ascending): 141 in the world of 178 (21,35%); 19 in Africa from 50 (64%)

Life Expectancy in South Africa


Life expectancy

57,18 years old[?] (2014)
(descending): 187 in the world of 201 (7,46%); 40 in Africa from 54 (27,78%)
4,88 % (0,976 % annual) ↘
min: 49,04; max: 62,33; max-min: 13,29 (21,32%); mid: 55,68;
1,50 (2,63%)

Life expectancy, male

55,17 years old[?] (2014)
(descending): 187 in the world of 201 (7,46%); 40 in Africa from 54 (27,78%)
4,43 % (0,887 % annual) ↘
min: 47,33; max: 58,77; max-min: 11,44 (19,47%); mid: 53,05;
2,12 (3,84%)

Life expectancy, female

59,30 years old[?] (2014)
(descending): 184 in the world of 201 (8,96%); 37 in Africa from 54 (33,33%)
5,32 % (1,06 % annual) ↘
min: 50,83; max: 66,08; max-min: 15,25 (23,08%); mid: 58,46;
0,842 (1,42%)

The difference in life expectancy between women and men

4,17 [?] (2015)
(descending): 115 in the world of 201 (43,28%); 11 in Africa from 54 (81,48%)
17,89 % (3,58 % annual) ↘
min: 2,56; max: 7,46; max-min: 4,90 (65,73%); mid: 5,01;
-0,837 (-20,06%)

Survival to age 65 in South Africa


Survival to age 65

5,03 [?] (2015)
(descending): 114 in the world of 194 (41,75%); 8 in Africa from 54 (87,04%)
0,357 % (0,071 % annual) ↗
min: 3,10; max: 5,05; max-min: 1,95 (38,59%); mid: 4,08;
0,957 (19,01%)

Survival to age 65, male

40,31 [?] (2014)
(descending): 191 in the world of 193 (1,55%); 52 in Africa from 54 (5,56%)
7,88 % (1,58 % annual) ↘
min: 29,49; max: 48,77; max-min: 19,29 (39,55%); mid: 39,13;
1,18 (2,93%)

Survival to age 65, female

48,61 [?] (2014)
(descending): 186 in the world of 193 (4,15%); 47 in Africa from 54 (14,81%)
8,16 % (1,63 % annual) ↘
min: 38,18; max: 64,73; max-min: 26,55 (41,02%); mid: 51,45;
-2,84 (-5,85%)

Probability ratio to live to 65 years of women and men

0,835 [?] (2015)
(descending): 168 in the world of 193 (13,47%); 53 in Africa from 54 (3,70%)
0,391 % (0,078 % annual) ↘
min: 0,727; max: 0,850; max-min: 0,122 (14,41%); mid: 0,788;
0,047 (5,58%)

Age structure in South Africa


0-14 years

28,34 %[?] (2015)
(descending): 80 in the world of 227 (65,20%); 50 in Africa from 56 (12,50%)

15-24 years

18,07 %[?] (2015)
(descending): 92 in the world of 227 (59,91%); 48 in Africa from 56 (16,07%)

25-54 years

41,44 %[?] (2015)
(descending): 99 in the world of 227 (56,83%); 8 in Africa from 56 (87,50%)

55-64 years

6,59 %[?] (2015)
(descending): 140 in the world of 227 (38,77%); 7 in Africa from 56 (89,29%)

65 years and over

5,57 %[?] (2015)
(descending): 133 in the world of 227 (41,85%); 6 in Africa from 56 (91,07%)

The ratio of women/men in South Africa


0-14 years

1,01 [?] (2015)
(descending): 207 in the world of 227 (9,25%); 45 in Africa from 56 (21,43%)

15-24 years

0,984 [?] (2015)
(descending): 205 in the world of 227 (10,13%); 44 in Africa from 56 (23,21%)

25-54 years

1,02 [?] (2015)
(descending): 81 in the world of 227 (64,76%); 14 in Africa from 56 (76,79%)

55-64 years

0,868 [?] (2015)
(descending): 167 in the world of 227 (26,87%); 36 in Africa from 56 (37,50%)

65 years and over

0,724 [?] (2015)
(descending): 166 in the world of 227 (27,31%); 41 in Africa from 56 (28,57%)

Average age in South Africa


total

26,80 years old[?] (2015)
(descending): 144 in the world of 227 (37,00%); 8 in Africa from 56 (87,50%)

male

26,50 years old[?] (2015)
(descending): 142 in the world of 227 (37,89%); 8 in Africa from 56 (87,50%)

female

27 years old[?] (2015)
(descending): 142 in the world of 227 (37,89%); 8 in Africa from 56 (87,50%)

Tourism in South Africa


International tourism, number of arrivals

9 549 000 people[?] (2014)
(descending): 33 in the world of 195 (83,59%); 3 in Africa from 45 (95,56%)
15,45 % (3,09 % annual) ↘
min: 4 488 000; max: 9 592 000; max-min: 5 104 000 (53,21%); mid: 7 040 000;
2 509 000 (26,28%)

International tourism, number of departures

5 168 000 people[?] (2013)
(descending): 41 in the world of 107 (62,62%); 2 in Africa from 13 (92,31%)
0,058 % (0,012 % annual) ↘
min: 2 520 000; max: 5 455 000; max-min: 2 935 000 (53,80%); mid: 3 987 500;
1 180 500 (22,84%)