South Africa population 57,984,219 (live)

The population of South Africa is expected to grow by 721,000 in 2018 and reach 58,072,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) increases population by 60,000 people yearly. On average there are 1,166,668 births and 552,813 deaths in Republic of South Africa per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 1.07 percent per year. The population density of Republic of South Africa has changed from 24.5 in 1980 to 46.2 in 2016.

Current population 57,984,219 people at present (Friday 16th of November 2018)
Median Age 29.2 years
Life expectancy 63.5 years
Population density 47.3 per km2
Population of South Africa from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 57,360,000 721,000 (1.3%) 60,000 29.2 2.41 47 38,007,000 (66.3%)
2017 56,639,000 730,135 (1.3%) 60,000 29.1 2.43 47 37,258,000 (65.8%)
2016 55,908,865 896,888 (1.6%) 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 2017 the population of Republic of South Africa was 56,639,000 and the average age increased from 24.2 in 1960 to 29.1. Urban population has increased from 25,542,270 (56.9%) in 2000 to 38,007,000 (66.3%) in the current year. The population density of Republic of South Africa has changed from 24.5 in 1980 to 46.2 in 2016.

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 2017

The population growth rate is 1.27% (730,135 residents, including 556,137 deaths). The demographics of Republic of South Africa constitutes of 29,218,000 women and 28,142,000 men, which means there are 963 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 37.8% of population (21,653,400) is 19 or younger, 56.8% of population (32,563,272) is between age 20 and 64 and 5.5% of population (3,143,328) is over 65.

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