South Africa Population in 2020

Current Population in South Africa (live)

59,389,124

Births Today (live)

455

Births This Year (live)

693,631

Deaths Today (live)

225

Deaths This Year (live)

342,871

Net Migrations Today (live)

45

Net Migrations This Year (live)

68,333

South Africa Land Area

1,213,090 km2
(468,374 mi2

Population Density (/km2)

48.96 /km2
(18.90 /mi2

Overview on Population Growth in South Africa

Current Population in South Africa today, Monday, 10 August 2020 is 59,389,124 and is projected to reach 60,041,994 at 1 July 2021 according to United Nations data.

In South Africa, with a births rate equal to 18.99%, deaths rate equal to 9.52% and migration rate equal to 1.840%, the net population is expected to increase by about 733,304 this year, 2021 compared to the last year, 2020.

The migration rate in South Africa (1.840%) is positive meaning that more people enter South Africa as permanent residents (immigrants) than people leaving it to be permanent residents in another country (emigrants) adding to the total population in South Africa.

In South Africa, a new baby is born every 28 seconds, one person dies every 56 seconds.

Historical Population Estimates in South Africa

Date Total Population Females (%) Males (%) Population Growth Net Migration Migration Rate Fertility Rate Life Expectancy Birth Rate Death Rate
2020 59,308,690 30,092,678 (50.74%) 29,216,012 (49.26%) 1.368% 145,405 2.536 2.41% 63.62 20.66 9.52
2019 58,558,270 29,698,965 (50.72%) 28,859,302 (49.28%) 1.368% 145,405 2.536 2.41% 63.62 20.66 9.52
2018 57,792,518 29,297,427 (50.69%) 28,495,093 (49.31%) 1.368% 145,405 2.536 2.41% 63.62 20.66 9.52
2017 57,009,756 28,888,314 (50.67%) 28,121,437 (49.33%) 1.368% 145,405 2.536 2.41% 63.62 20.66 9.52
2016 56,207,646 28,471,936 (50.65%) 27,735,713 (49.35%) 1.368% 145,405 2.536 2.41% 63.62 20.66 9.52
2015 55,386,367 28,049,365 (50.64%) 27,337,004 (49.36%) 1.565% 183,939 3.451 2.55% 60.95 22.65 10.45
2014 54,544,186 27,620,134 (50.64%) 26,924,050 (49.36%) 1.565% 183,939 3.451 2.55% 60.95 22.65 10.45
2013 53,687,121 27,186,808 (50.64%) 26,500,317 (49.36%) 1.565% 183,939 3.451 2.55% 60.95 22.65 10.45
2012 52,832,658 26,757,264 (50.65%) 26,075,395 (49.35%) 1.565% 183,939 3.451 2.55% 60.95 22.65 10.45
2011 52,003,755 26,341,727 (50.65%) 25,662,032 (49.35%) 1.565% 183,939 3.451 2.55% 60.95 22.65 10.45
2010 51,216,964 25,947,466 (50.66%) 25,269,501 (49.34%) 1.347% 172,444 3.480 2.63% 54.70 23.54 13.55
2009 50,477,011 25,576,554 (50.67%) 24,900,459 (49.33%) 1.347% 172,444 3.480 2.63% 54.70 23.54 13.55
2008 49,779,471 25,226,850 (50.68%) 24,552,622 (49.32%) 1.347% 172,444 3.480 2.63% 54.70 23.54 13.55
2007 49,119,759 24,895,876 (50.68%) 24,223,890 (49.32%) 1.347% 172,444 3.480 2.63% 54.70 23.54 13.55
2006 48,489,459 24,579,340 (50.69%) 23,910,124 (49.31%) 1.347% 172,444 3.480 2.63% 54.70 23.54 13.55
2005 47,880,601 24,273,136 (50.70%) 23,607,459 (49.30%) 1.255% 157,796 3.399 2.61% 53.90 22.65 13.50
2004 47,291,610 23,976,130 (50.70%) 23,315,480 (49.30%) 1.255% 157,796 3.399 2.61% 53.90 22.65 13.50
2003 46,719,196 23,686,434 (50.70%) 23,032,769 (49.30%) 1.255% 157,796 3.399 2.61% 53.90 22.65 13.50
2002 46,150,913 23,397,962 (50.70%) 22,752,951 (49.30%) 1.255% 157,796 3.399 2.61% 53.90 22.65 13.50
2001 45,571,274 23,103,252 (50.70%) 22,468,020 (49.30%) 1.255% 157,796 3.399 2.61% 53.90 22.65 13.50
2000 44,967,708 22,796,107 (50.69%) 22,171,606 (49.31%) 1.636% 127,980 2.962 2.88% 58.97 23.76 10.37
1999 44,338,543 22,476,167 (50.69%) 21,862,384 (49.31%) 1.636% 127,980 2.962 2.88% 58.97 23.76 10.37
1998 43,682,260 22,142,307 (50.69%) 21,539,952 (49.31%) 1.636% 127,980 2.962 2.88% 58.97 23.76 10.37
1997 42,987,461 21,787,049 (50.68%) 21,200,407 (49.32%) 1.636% 127,980 2.962 2.88% 58.97 23.76 10.37
1996 42,241,011 21,401,432 (50.67%) 20,839,575 (49.33%) 1.636% 127,980 2.962 2.88% 58.97 23.76 10.37
1995 41,435,758 20,980,414 (50.63%) 20,455,347 (49.37%) 2.373% 170,572 4.360 3.51% 63.25 27.47 8.13
1994 40,564,059 20,519,403 (50.59%) 20,044,658 (49.41%) 2.373% 170,572 4.360 3.51% 63.25 27.47 8.13
1993 39,633,750 20,023,534 (50.52%) 19,610,220 (49.48%) 2.373% 170,572 4.360 3.51% 63.25 27.47 8.13
1992 38,672,607 19,509,646 (50.45%) 19,162,965 (49.55%) 2.373% 170,572 4.360 3.51% 63.25 27.47 8.13
1991 37,718,950 19,001,034 (50.38%) 18,717,918 (49.62%) 2.373% 170,572 4.360 3.51% 63.25 27.47 8.13
1990 36,800,509 18,514,600 (50.31%) 18,285,907 (49.69%) 2.376% -23,600 -0.679 4.40% 62.26 33.03 8.62
1989 35,930,050 18,057,604 (50.26%) 17,872,452 (49.74%) 2.376% -23,600 -0.679 4.40% 62.26 33.03 8.62
1988 35,100,909 17,626,103 (50.22%) 17,474,802 (49.78%) 2.376% -23,600 -0.679 4.40% 62.26 33.03 8.62
1987 34,297,727 17,212,169 (50.18%) 17,085,558 (49.82%) 2.376% -23,600 -0.679 4.40% 62.26 33.03 8.62
1986 33,495,953 16,802,774 (50.16%) 16,693,182 (49.84%) 2.376% -23,600 -0.679 4.40% 62.26 33.03 8.62
1985 32,678,874 16,388,853 (50.15%) 16,290,023 (49.85%) 2.697% 36,200 1.182 4.90% 59.36 35.90 10.16
1984 31,841,593 15,968,273 (50.15%) 15,873,315 (49.85%) 2.697% 36,200 1.182 4.90% 59.36 35.90 10.16
1983 30,993,758 15,545,816 (50.16%) 15,447,946 (49.84%) 2.697% 36,200 1.182 4.90% 59.36 35.90 10.16
1982 30,150,448 15,127,434 (50.17%) 15,023,014 (49.83%) 2.697% 36,200 1.182 4.90% 59.36 35.90 10.16
1981 29,333,103 14,721,777 (50.19%) 14,611,318 (49.81%) 2.697% 36,200 1.182 4.90% 59.36 35.90 10.16
1980 28,556,769 14,334,902 (50.20%) 14,221,869 (49.80%) 2.505% 14,663 0.546 5.05% 56.85 36.00 11.53
1979 27,827,320 13,968,991 (50.20%) 13,858,334 (49.80%) 2.505% 14,663 0.546 5.05% 56.85 36.00 11.53
1978 27,138,965 13,621,526 (50.19%) 13,517,440 (49.81%) 2.505% 14,663 0.546 5.05% 56.85 36.00 11.53
1977 26,480,913 13,288,166 (50.18%) 13,192,749 (49.82%) 2.505% 14,663 0.546 5.05% 56.85 36.00 11.53
1976 25,836,888 12,962,403 (50.17%) 12,874,487 (49.83%) 2.505% 14,663 0.546 5.05% 56.85 36.00 11.53
1975 25,195,187 12,639,531 (50.17%) 12,555,653 (49.83%) 2.649% 44,532 1.884 5.50% 53.99 37.91 13.35
1974 24,552,540 12,318,137 (50.17%) 12,234,403 (49.83%) 2.649% 44,532 1.884 5.50% 53.99 37.91 13.35
1973 23,913,099 11,999,762 (50.18%) 11,913,328 (49.82%) 2.649% 44,532 1.884 5.50% 53.99 37.91 13.35
1972 23,281,508 11,686,265 (50.20%) 11,595,252 (49.80%) 2.649% 44,532 1.884 5.50% 53.99 37.91 13.35
1971 22,665,271 11,380,628 (50.21%) 11,284,637 (49.79%) 2.649% 44,532 1.884 5.50% 53.99 37.91 13.35
1970 22,069,776 11,084,997 (50.23%) 10,984,786 (49.77%) 2.594% 39,872 1.924 5.80% 51.37 39.11 15.13
1969 21,496,075 10,799,785 (50.24%) 10,696,290 (49.76%) 2.594% 39,872 1.924 5.80% 51.37 39.11 15.13
1968 20,942,145 10,524,045 (50.25%) 10,418,102 (49.75%) 2.594% 39,872 1.924 5.80% 51.37 39.11 15.13
1967 20,406,864 10,256,911 (50.26%) 10,149,952 (49.74%) 2.594% 39,872 1.924 5.80% 51.37 39.11 15.13
1966 19,888,250 9,997,049 (50.27%) 9,891,210 (49.73%) 2.594% 39,872 1.924 5.80% 51.37 39.11 15.13
1965 19,384,841 9,743,491 (50.26%) 9,641,347 (49.74%) 2.508% 21,310 1.168 6.00% 49.31 40.58 16.69
1964 18,896,307 9,495,930 (50.25%) 9,400,373 (49.75%) 2.508% 21,310 1.168 6.00% 49.31 40.58 16.69
1963 18,423,161 9,254,686 (50.23%) 9,168,471 (49.77%) 2.508% 21,310 1.168 6.00% 49.31 40.58 16.69
1962 17,965,725 9,020,208 (50.21%) 8,945,525 (49.79%) 2.508% 21,310 1.168 6.00% 49.31 40.58 16.69
1961 17,524,533 8,793,188 (50.18%) 8,731,345 (49.82%) 2.508% 21,310 1.168 6.00% 49.31 40.58 16.69
1960 17,099,840 8,574,106 (50.14%) 8,525,730 (49.86%) 2.347% 2,984 0.185 6.05% 47.42 41.44 18.19
1959 16,691,449 8,363,001 (50.10%) 8,328,450 (49.90%) 2.347% 2,984 0.185 6.05% 47.42 41.44 18.19
1958 16,298,792 8,159,598 (50.06%) 8,139,197 (49.94%) 2.347% 2,984 0.185 6.05% 47.42 41.44 18.19
1957 15,921,016 7,963,383 (50.02%) 7,957,637 (49.98%) 2.347% 2,984 0.185 6.05% 47.42 41.44 18.19
1956 15,557,205 7,773,801 (49.97%) 7,783,397 (50.03%) 2.347% 2,984 0.185 6.05% 47.42 41.44 18.19
1955 15,206,502 7,590,402 (49.92%) 7,616,099 (50.08%) 2.191% 1,492 0.103 6.05% 44.83 42.07 20.28
1954 14,868,158 7,412,877 (49.86%) 7,455,286 (50.14%) 2.191% 1,492 0.103 6.05% 44.83 42.07 20.28
1953 14,541,559 7,241,085 (49.80%) 7,300,475 (50.20%) 2.191% 1,492 0.103 6.05% 44.83 42.07 20.28
1952 14,226,256 7,075,087 (49.73%) 7,151,170 (50.27%) 2.191% 1,492 0.103 6.05% 44.83 42.07 20.28
1951 13,921,934 6,915,107 (49.67%) 7,006,827 (50.33%) 2.191% 1,492 0.103 6.05% 44.83 42.07 20.28
1950 13,628,428 6,761,551 (49.61%) 6,866,883 (50.39%) N/A

Population Forecast in South Africa

Date Total Population Females (%) Males (%) Population Growth Net Migration Fertility Rate Life Expectancy Birth Rate Death Rate
2020 59,308,690 30,092,678 (50.74%) 29,216,012 (49.26%) 1.3680% 145,405 2.41% 63.62 20.66 9.52
2021 60,041,994 30,477,344 (50.76%) 29,564,652 (49.24%) 1.1450% 112,349 2.31% 64.88 18.99 9.39
2022 60,756,135 30,852,155 (50.78%) 29,903,979 (49.22%) 1.1450% 112,349 2.31% 64.88 18.99 9.39
2023 61,452,691 31,218,035 (50.80%) 30,234,661 (49.20%) 1.1450% 112,349 2.31% 64.88 18.99 9.39
2024 62,134,220 31,576,553 (50.82%) 30,557,665 (49.18%) 1.1450% 112,349 2.31% 64.88 18.99 9.39
2025 62,802,683 31,928,908 (50.84%) 30,873,774 (49.16%) 1.1450% 112,349 2.31% 64.88 18.99 9.39
2026 63,458,384 32,275,210 (50.86%) 31,183,180 (49.14%) 0.9800% 91,759 2.22% 65.99 17.76 9.39
2027 64,101,018 32,615,137 (50.88%) 31,485,890 (49.12%) 0.9800% 91,759 2.22% 65.99 17.76 9.39
2028 64,731,152 32,948,962 (50.90%) 31,782,190 (49.10%) 0.9800% 91,759 2.22% 65.99 17.76 9.39
2029 65,349,369 33,276,988 (50.92%) 32,072,381 (49.08%) 0.9800% 91,759 2.22% 65.99 17.76 9.39
2030 65,956,081 33,599,429 (50.94%) 32,356,661 (49.06%) 0.9800% 91,759 2.22% 65.99 17.76 9.39
2031 66,551,675 33,916,458 (50.96%) 32,635,217 (49.04%) 0.8500% 76,008 2.14% 66.96 16.89 9.53
2032 67,136,185 34,228,086 (50.98%) 32,908,105 (49.02%) 0.8500% 76,008 2.14% 66.96 16.89 9.53
2033 67,709,281 34,534,148 (51.00%) 33,175,130 (49.00%) 0.8500% 76,008 2.14% 66.96 16.89 9.53
2034 68,270,364 34,834,362 (51.02%) 33,435,989 (48.98%) 0.8500% 76,008 2.14% 66.96 16.89 9.53
2035 68,818,987 35,128,501 (51.04%) 33,690,475 (48.96%) 0.8500% 76,008 2.14% 66.96 16.89 9.53
2036 69,354,997 35,416,513 (51.07%) 33,938,483 (48.93%) 0.7290% 59,663 2.07% 67.84 16.21 9.76
2037 69,878,507 35,698,426 (51.09%) 34,180,086 (48.91%) 0.7290% 59,663 2.07% 67.84 16.21 9.76
2038 70,389,616 35,974,260 (51.11%) 34,415,361 (48.89%) 0.7290% 59,663 2.07% 67.84 16.21 9.76
2039 70,888,530 36,244,067 (51.13%) 34,644,462 (48.87%) 0.7290% 59,663 2.07% 67.84 16.21 9.76
2040 71,375,305 36,507,859 (51.15%) 34,867,447 (48.85%) 0.7290% 59,663 2.07% 67.84 16.21 9.76
2041 71,849,860 36,765,563 (51.17%) 35,084,300 (48.83%) 0.6190% 58,397 2.01% 68.64 15.46 10.07
2042 72,311,938 37,017,071 (51.19%) 35,294,872 (48.81%) 0.6190% 58,397 2.01% 68.64 15.46 10.07
2043 72,761,185 37,262,259 (51.21%) 35,498,933 (48.79%) 0.6190% 58,397 2.01% 68.64 15.46 10.07
2044 73,197,181 37,501,010 (51.23%) 35,696,176 (48.77%) 0.6190% 58,397 2.01% 68.64 15.46 10.07
2045 73,619,543 37,733,182 (51.25%) 35,886,364 (48.75%) 0.6190% 58,397 2.01% 68.64 15.46 10.07
2046 74,028,106 37,958,700 (51.28%) 36,069,414 (48.72%) 0.5090% 58,530 1.96% 69.40 14.74 10.43
2047 74,422,697 38,177,421 (51.30%) 36,245,277 (48.70%) 0.5090% 58,530 1.96% 69.40 14.74 10.43
2048 74,802,855 38,389,125 (51.32%) 36,413,734 (48.68%) 0.5090% 58,530 1.96% 69.40 14.74 10.43
2049 75,168,068 38,593,514 (51.34%) 36,574,549 (48.66%) 0.5090% 58,530 1.96% 69.40 14.74 10.43
2050 75,517,920 38,790,344 (51.37%) 36,727,565 (48.63%) 0.5090% 58,530 1.96% 69.40 14.74 10.43
2051 75,852,293 38,979,542 (51.39%) 36,872,752 (48.61%) 0.3980% 58,530 1.92% 70.10 14.07 10.86
2052 76,171,200 39,161,053 (51.41%) 37,010,149 (48.59%) 0.3980% 58,530 1.92% 70.10 14.07 10.86
2053 76,474,565 39,334,755 (51.44%) 37,139,810 (48.56%) 0.3980% 58,530 1.92% 70.10 14.07 10.86
2054 76,762,383 39,500,553 (51.46%) 37,261,829 (48.54%) 0.3980% 58,530 1.92% 70.10 14.07 10.86
2055 77,034,742 39,658,387 (51.48%) 37,376,352 (48.52%) 0.3980% 58,530 1.92% 70.10 14.07 10.86
2056 77,291,704 39,808,238 (51.50%) 37,483,465 (48.50%) 0.2930% 58,530 1.88% 70.78 13.50 11.33
2057 77,533,487 39,950,163 (51.53%) 37,583,333 (48.47%) 0.2930% 58,530 1.88% 70.78 13.50 11.33
2058 77,760,487 40,084,273 (51.55%) 37,676,211 (48.45%) 0.2930% 58,530 1.88% 70.78 13.50 11.33
2059 77,973,178 40,210,729 (51.57%) 37,762,440 (48.43%) 0.2930% 58,530 1.88% 70.78 13.50 11.33
2060 78,172,048 40,329,711 (51.59%) 37,842,337 (48.41%) 0.2930% 58,530 1.88% 70.78 13.50 11.33
2061 78,357,475 40,441,356 (51.61%) 37,916,121 (48.39%) 0.2040% 58,530 1.85% 71.44 13.07 11.78
2062 78,529,805 40,545,770 (51.63%) 37,984,026 (48.37%) 0.2040% 58,530 1.85% 71.44 13.07 11.78
2063 78,689,519 40,643,159 (51.65%) 38,046,366 (48.35%) 0.2040% 58,530 1.85% 71.44 13.07 11.78
2064 78,837,171 40,733,701 (51.67%) 38,103,472 (48.33%) 0.2040% 58,530 1.85% 71.44 13.07 11.78
2065 78,973,283 40,817,623 (51.69%) 38,155,663 (48.31%) 0.2040% 58,530 1.85% 71.44 13.07 11.78
2066 79,098,294 40,895,119 (51.70%) 38,203,176 (48.30%) 0.1330% 58,530 1.83% 72.11 12.71 12.13
2067 79,212,710 40,966,433 (51.72%) 38,246,279 (48.28%) 0.1330% 58,530 1.83% 72.11 12.71 12.13
2068 79,317,158 41,031,846 (51.73%) 38,285,308 (48.27%) 0.1330% 58,530 1.83% 72.11 12.71 12.13
2069 79,412,324 41,091,674 (51.74%) 38,320,653 (48.26%) 0.1330% 58,530 1.83% 72.11 12.71 12.13
2070 79,498,847 41,146,201 (51.76%) 38,352,638 (48.24%) 0.1330% 58,530 1.83% 72.11 12.71 12.13
2071 79,577,126 41,195,667 (51.77%) 38,381,452 (48.23%) 0.0800% 58,530 1.81% 72.77 12.40 12.34
2072 79,647,579 41,240,320 (51.78%) 38,407,258 (48.22%) 0.0800% 58,530 1.81% 72.77 12.40 12.34
2073 79,710,801 41,280,551 (51.79%) 38,430,247 (48.21%) 0.0800% 58,530 1.81% 72.77 12.40 12.34
2074 79,767,421 41,316,815 (51.80%) 38,450,603 (48.20%) 0.0800% 58,530 1.81% 72.77 12.40 12.34
2075 79,817,955 41,349,493 (51.80%) 38,468,458 (48.20%) 0.0800% 58,530 1.81% 72.77 12.40 12.34
2076 79,862,741 41,378,795 (51.81%) 38,483,944 (48.19%) 0.0420% 58,530 1.80% 73.43 12.11 12.42
2077 79,901,921 41,404,841 (51.82%) 38,497,084 (48.18%) 0.0420% 58,530 1.80% 73.43 12.11 12.42
2078 79,935,571 41,427,802 (51.83%) 38,507,760 (48.17%) 0.0420% 58,530 1.80% 73.43 12.11 12.42
2079 79,963,649 41,447,857 (51.83%) 38,515,801 (48.17%) 0.0420% 58,530 1.80% 73.43 12.11 12.42
2080 79,986,093 41,465,075 (51.84%) 38,521,017 (48.16%) 0.0420% 58,530 1.80% 73.43 12.11 12.42
2081 80,003,024 41,479,573 (51.85%) 38,523,448 (48.15%) 0.0070% 58,530 1.79% 74.09 11.82 12.48
2082 80,014,490 41,491,376 (51.85%) 38,523,118 (48.15%) 0.0070% 58,530 1.79% 74.09 11.82 12.48
2083 80,020,280 41,500,355 (51.86%) 38,519,924 (48.14%) 0.0070% 58,530 1.79% 74.09 11.82 12.48
2084 80,020,097 41,506,351 (51.87%) 38,513,749 (48.13%) 0.0070% 58,530 1.79% 74.09 11.82 12.48
2085 80,013,707 41,509,196 (51.88%) 38,504,519 (48.12%) 0.0070% 58,530 1.79% 74.09 11.82 12.48
2086 80,001,117 41,508,879 (51.89%) 38,492,245 (48.11%) -0.0310% 58,530 1.78% 74.74 11.57 12.62
2087 79,982,373 41,505,374 (51.89%) 38,476,993 (48.11%) -0.0310% 58,530 1.78% 74.74 11.57 12.62
2088 79,957,319 41,498,480 (51.90%) 38,458,832 (48.10%) -0.0310% 58,530 1.78% 74.74 11.57 12.62
2089 79,925,820 41,487,938 (51.91%) 38,437,881 (48.09%) -0.0310% 58,530 1.78% 74.74 11.57 12.62
2090 79,887,790 41,473,561 (51.91%) 38,414,234 (48.09%) -0.0310% 58,530 1.78% 74.74 11.57 12.62
2091 79,843,288 41,455,256 (51.92%) 38,388,033 (48.08%) -0.0710% 58,530 1.78% 75.42 11.38 12.82
2092 79,792,461 41,433,060 (51.93%) 38,359,395 (48.07%) -0.0710% 58,530 1.78% 75.42 11.38 12.82
2093 79,735,543 41,407,042 (51.93%) 38,328,508 (48.07%) -0.0710% 58,530 1.78% 75.42 11.38 12.82
2094 79,672,832 41,377,317 (51.93%) 38,295,513 (48.07%) -0.0710% 58,530 1.78% 75.42 11.38 12.82
2095 79,604,598 41,343,960 (51.94%) 38,260,639 (48.06%) -0.0710% 58,530 1.78% 75.42 11.38 12.82
2096 79,531,144 41,307,044 (51.94%) 38,224,101 (48.06%) -0.1040% 58,530 1.77% 76.12 11.21 12.98
2097 79,452,757 41,266,608 (51.94%) 38,186,147 (48.06%) -0.1040% 58,530 1.77% 76.12 11.21 12.98
2098 79,369,725 41,222,660 (51.94%) 38,147,064 (48.06%) -0.1040% 58,530 1.77% 76.12 11.21 12.98
2099 79,282,332 41,175,169 (51.93%) 38,107,155 (48.07%) -0.1040% 58,530 1.77% 76.12 11.21 12.98
2100 79,190,833 41,124,071 (51.93%) 38,066,761 (48.07%) -0.1040% 58,530 1.77% 76.12 11.21 12.98

Historical Population Estimates and Forecast Charts in South Africa

Population Growth Rate Charts in South Africa

Terminology

Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.
Annual population growth rate for year t is the exponential rate of growth of midyear population from year t-1 to t, expressed as a percentage .
Fertility rate, total (births per woman): the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with age-specific fertility rates of the specified year.
Net migration is the number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants, including citizens and noncitizens, for 1 year period. It is the net total of migrants during the period, that is, the total number of immigrants less the annual number of emigrants, including both citizens and noncitizens.
Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life. It reflects the overall mortality level of a population, and summarizes the mortality pattern that prevails across all age groups in a given year.
Crude death rate indicates the number of deaths per 1,000 midyear population. It indicates the number of deaths occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.
Crude birth rate indicates the number of live births per 1,000 midyear population. It indicates the number of live births occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.

Population in all Cities of South Africa

City Population
Cape Town 3,433,441
Durban 3,120,282
Johannesburg 2,026,469
Soweto 1,695,047
Pretoria 1,619,438
Port Elizabeth 967,677
Pietermaritzburg 750,845
Benoni 605,344
Tembisa 511,655
East London 478,676
Vereeniging 474,681
Bloemfontein 463,064
Boksburg 445,168
Welkom 431,944
Newcastle 404,838
Krugersdorp 378,821
Diepsloot 350,000
Randburg 337,053
Botshabelo 309,714
Brakpan 305,692
Witbank 262,491
Richards Bay 252,968
Vanderbijlpark 246,754
Centurion 233,386
Uitenhage 228,912
Roodepoort 225,000
Paarl 190,000
Springs 186,394
Carletonville 182,304
Klerksdorp 178,921
Midrand 173,009
Westonaria 156,831
Middelburg 154,706
Vryheid 150,012
Orkney 145,801
Kimberley 142,089
eMbalenhle 141,741
Nigel 140,644
Mpumalanga 140,121
Bhisho 137,287
Randfontein 133,654
Worcester 127,597
Rustenburg 124,064
Polokwane 123,749
Potchefstroom 123,669
Virginia 122,502
Brits 122,497
Alberton 121,536
Nelspruit 110,159
Phalaborwa 109,468
Queenstown 105,309
Kroonstad 103,992
Bethal 101,919
Mokopane 101,090
Mabopane 97,417
Kutloanong 95,008
Stellenbosch 94,263
Stilfontein 93,110
Delmas 92,046
Grahamstown 91,548
Warmbaths 90,210
Louis Trichardt 86,854
Dundee 84,413
Piet Retief 84,349
Phuthaditjhaba 84,258
Bethlehem 83,654
Mthatha 78,663
Sasolburg 77,016
Mmabatho 76,754
Standerton 74,021
Bothaville 71,934
Upington 71,373
Parys 71,319
Schweizer-Reneke 70,214
Ga-Rankuwa 68,767
Knysna 68,659
Saldanha 68,284
Barberton 67,927
Lichtenburg 65,863
Heidelberg 64,199
Graaff-Reinet 62,896
Fochville 62,416
Oudtshoorn 61,507
Atlantis 60,266
KwaDukuza 59,899
Mossel Bay 59,031
Fort Beaufort 58,419
Kraaifontein 57,911
Wellington 55,543
Heilbron 55,196
Viljoenskroon 54,955
Port Shepstone 52,793
Vryburg 49,588
Wolmaransstad 49,366
Edenvale 49,292
eSikhaleni 49,265
Balfour 46,008
Mondlo 44,922
Beaufort West 44,737
Aliwal North 44,436
Thohoyandou 44,046
Volksrust 43,378
Wesselsbron 42,552
Ceres 41,596
Ermelo 41,124
Senekal 39,584
Thaba Nchu 38,616
Vredenburg 38,382
Ekangala 37,650
Giyani 37,024
Stutterheim 35,510
Harrismith 35,108
Malmesbury 34,991
Theunissen 34,718
Margate 34,407
Butterworth 34,353
Lebowakgomo 33,308
Cradock 32,898
Richmond 32,445
De Aar 32,318
Retreat 32,289
Allanridge 31,700
Nkowakowa 30,138
Postmasburg 30,089
Grabouw 29,885
Howick 28,725
Driefontein 28,127
Empangeni 28,093
Robertson 27,715
Bronkhorstspruit 27,343
Siyabuswa 26,236
Mpophomeni 26,229
Cullinan 25,490
Kokstad 25,373
Hermanus 25,153
Lady Frere 25,041
Midstream 25,000
Duiwelskloof 24,572
Scottburgh 23,949
Hennenman 22,847
Pampierstad 21,800
Lydenburg 21,695
Ulundi 20,753
Modimolle 20,527
Komatipoort 20,508
Secunda 20,418
eMkhomazi 20,410
Queensdale 20,009
Plettenberg Bay 19,445
Kruisfontein 18,991
Middelburg 18,164
Port Alfred 17,959
Warrenton 17,946
Zeerust 17,708
Christiana 17,523
Lansdowne 17,399
Ladybrand 17,228
Ballito 17,218
Bloemhof 17,122
Tzaneen 16,954
Reitz 16,637
Riversdale 16,176
Somerset East 16,155
White River 15,954
Hendrina 15,871
Montagu 15,176
Rondebosch 15,158
Kriel 15,055
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