South Africa population 59,071,225 (live)

The population of South Africa is expected to grow by 702,000 in 2020 and reach 59,465,000 in 2021. Migration (including immigration and emigration) increases population by 40,000 people yearly. On average there are 1,157,907 births and 548,244 deaths in Republic of South Africa per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 1.04 percent per year. The population density of Republic of South Africa has changed from 24.5 in 1980 to 47.3 in 2018.

Current population 59,071,225 people at present (Friday 5th of June 2020)
Median Age 29.6 years
Life expectancy 64.5 years
Population density 48.4 per km2
Population of South Africa from 1960 to 2020 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 58,774,000 702,000 (1.2%) 40,000 29.6 2.35 48 39,491,000 (67.2%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) 60,000 29.4 2.38 48 38,751,000 (66.7%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) 60,000 29.2 2.41 47 38,007,000 (66.3%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) 60,000 29.1 2.43 47 37,258,000 (65.8%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) 60,000 28.9 2.46 46 36,505,693 (65.3%)
2015 55,011,977 865,242 (1.6%) 60,000 28.7 2.49 46 35,648,311 (64.8%)
2010 50,979,432 723,619 (1.4%) 161,300 27.8 2.59 43 31,718,383 (62.2%)
2005 47,606,670 604,969 (1.3%) 125,500 27.1 2.68 40 28,343,107 (59.5%)
2000 44,896,856 663,126 (1.5%) 119,200 26.3 2.83 38 25,542,270 (56.9%)
1995 41,426,810 868,315 (2.1%) 62,700 25.3 3.11 35 22,571,812 (54.5%)
1990 36,793,490 828,359 (2.3%) 147,900 24.3 3.65 31 19,146,228 (52.0%)
1985 32,983,013 778,061 (2.4%) -25,810 23.8 4.32 28 16,284,373 (49.4%)
1980 29,077,143 716,323 (2.5%) 36,200 23.7 4.84 25 14,080,606 (48.4%)
1975 25,698,856 657,916 (2.6%) 14,663 23.8 5.29 22 12,363,463 (48.1%)
1970 22,502,502 576,337 (2.6%) 45,320 24.0 5.67 19 10,758,221 (47.8%)
1965 19,813,947 505,781 (2.6%) 39,703 24.0 5.92 16 9,361,694 (47.2%)
1960 17,396,367 453,678 (2.5%) 21,310 24.2 6.04 14 8,110,012 (46.6%)

In 2019 the population of Republic of South Africa was 58,072,000 and the average age increased from 24.2 in 1960 to 29.4. Urban population has increased from 25,542,270 (56.9%) in 2000 to 39,491,000 (67.2%) in the current year. The population density of Republic of South Africa has changed from 24.5 in 1980 to 47.3 in 2018.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 58,774,000 702,000 (1.2%) 40,000 29.6 2.35 48 39,491,000 (67.2%)
2025 62,137,000 654,000 (1.1%) 20,000 30.6 2.24 51 43,110,000 (69.4%)
2030 65,255,000 603,000 (0.9%) 20,000 31.6 2.15 53 46,558,000 (71.3%)
2035 68,112,000 550,000 (0.8%) 20,000 32.6 2.07 55 49,784,000 (73.1%)
2040 70,679,000 486,000 (0.7%) 20,000 33.6 2.01 57 52,737,000 (74.6%)
2045 72,869,000 403,000 (0.6%) 20,000 34.6 1.95 59 55,422,000 (76.1%)
2050 74,608,000 309,000 (0.4%) 20,000 35.6 1.91 60 57,778,000 (77.4%)

Total Republic of South Africa population should reach 58,774,000 by 2020 and should increase to 74,608,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 71.2 (68.5 years for male and 74.0 years for females). Population density will go up to 60.0 people per square kilometer.

South Africa demographics 2019

The population growth rate is 1.21% (712,000 residents, including 552,813 deaths). The demographics of Republic of South Africa constitutes of 29,957,000 women and 28,817,000 men, which means there are 962 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 37.2% of population (21,846,296) is 19 or younger, 57.1% of population (33,554,077) is between age 20 and 64 and 5.7% of population (3,367,750) is over 65.

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