Population: South Africa

Yearly Population of South Africa

South Africa Yearly Population: Female, Male, Density, Fertility Rate, Median Age
Year Total Female Male Growth % Growth Total Fertility Median Age Density (p/km2)
1950 13,628,434 6,761,551 6,866,883 None 6.1 21.1 11.2
1951 13,921,934 6,915,107 7,006,827 2.15 293,500 6.1 21.1 11.5
1952 14,226,257 7,075,087 7,151,170 2.19 304,323 6.1 21.1 11.7
1953 14,541,560 7,241,085 7,300,475 2.22 315,303 6.1 21.1 12.0
1954 14,868,163 7,412,877 7,455,286 2.25 326,603 6.1 21.1 12.3
1955 15,206,501 7,590,402 7,616,099 2.28 338,338 6.1 20.6 12.5
1956 15,557,198 7,773,801 7,783,397 2.31 350,697 6.1 20.6 12.8
1957 15,921,020 7,963,383 7,957,637 2.34 363,822 6.1 20.6 13.1
1958 16,298,795 8,159,598 8,139,197 2.37 377,775 6.1 20.6 13.4
1959 16,691,451 8,363,001 8,328,450 2.41 392,656 6.1 20.6 13.8
1960 17,099,836 8,574,106 8,525,730 2.45 408,385 6.0 19.9 14.1
1961 17,524,533 8,793,188 8,731,345 2.48 424,697 6.0 19.9 14.4
1962 17,965,733 9,020,208 8,945,525 2.52 441,200 6.0 19.9 14.8
1963 18,423,157 9,254,686 9,168,471 2.55 457,424 6.0 19.9 15.2
1964 18,896,303 9,495,930 9,400,373 2.57 473,146 6.0 19.9 15.6
1965 19,384,838 9,743,491 9,641,347 2.59 488,535 5.8 19.4 16.0
1966 19,888,259 9,997,049 9,891,210 2.60 503,421 5.8 19.4 16.4
1967 20,406,863 10,256,911 10,149,952 2.61 518,604 5.8 19.4 16.8
1968 20,942,147 10,524,045 10,418,102 2.62 535,284 5.8 19.4 17.3
1969 21,496,075 10,799,785 10,696,290 2.65 553,928 5.8 19.4 17.7
1970 22,069,783 11,084,997 10,984,786 2.67 573,708 5.5 19.1 18.2
1971 22,665,265 11,380,628 11,284,637 2.70 595,482 5.5 19.1 18.7
1972 23,281,517 11,686,265 11,595,252 2.72 616,252 5.5 19.1 19.2
1973 23,913,090 11,999,762 11,913,328 2.71 631,573 5.5 19.1 19.7
1974 24,552,540 12,318,137 12,234,403 2.67 639,450 5.5 19.1 20.2
1975 25,195,184 12,639,531 12,555,653 2.62 642,644 5.1 19.3 20.8
1976 25,836,890 12,962,403 12,874,487 2.55 641,706 5.1 19.3 21.3
1977 26,480,915 13,288,166 13,192,749 2.49 644,025 5.1 19.3 21.8
1978 27,138,966 13,621,526 13,517,440 2.49 658,051 5.1 19.3 22.4
1979 27,827,325 13,968,991 13,858,334 2.54 688,359 5.1 19.3 22.9
1980 28,556,771 14,334,902 14,221,869 2.62 729,446 4.9 19.4 23.5
1981 29,333,095 14,721,777 14,611,318 2.72 776,324 4.9 19.4 24.2
1982 30,150,448 15,127,434 15,023,014 2.79 817,353 4.9 19.4 24.9
1983 30,993,762 15,545,816 15,447,946 2.80 843,314 4.9 19.4 25.5
1984 31,841,588 15,968,273 15,873,315 2.74 847,826 4.9 19.4 26.2
1985 32,678,876 16,388,853 16,290,023 2.63 837,288 4.4 19.5 26.9
1986 33,495,956 16,802,774 16,693,182 2.50 817,080 4.4 19.5 27.6
1987 34,297,727 17,212,169 17,085,558 2.39 801,771 4.4 19.5 28.3
1988 35,100,905 17,626,103 17,474,802 2.34 803,178 4.4 19.5 28.9
1989 35,930,056 18,057,604 17,872,452 2.36 829,151 4.4 19.5 29.6
1990 36,800,507 18,514,600 18,285,907 2.42 870,451 3.5 19.8 30.3
1991 37,718,952 19,001,034 18,717,918 2.50 918,445 3.5 19.8 31.1
1992 38,672,611 19,509,646 19,162,965 2.53 953,659 3.5 19.8 31.9
1993 39,633,754 20,023,534 19,610,220 2.49 961,143 3.5 19.8 32.7
1994 40,564,061 20,519,403 20,044,658 2.35 930,307 3.5 19.8 33.4
1995 41,435,761 20,980,414 20,455,347 2.15 871,700 2.9 21.3 34.2
1996 42,241,007 21,401,432 20,839,575 1.94 805,246 2.9 21.3 34.8
1997 42,987,456 21,787,049 21,200,407 1.77 746,449 2.9 21.3 35.4
1998 43,682,259 22,142,307 21,539,952 1.62 694,803 2.9 21.3 36.0
1999 44,338,551 22,476,167 21,862,384 1.50 656,292 2.9 21.3 36.6
2000 44,967,713 22,796,107 22,171,606 1.42 629,162 2.6 22.6 37.1
2001 45,571,272 23,103,252 22,468,020 1.34 603,559 2.6 22.6 37.6
2002 46,150,913 23,397,962 22,752,951 1.27 579,641 2.6 22.6 38.0
2003 46,719,203 23,686,434 23,032,769 1.23 568,290 2.6 22.6 38.5
2004 47,291,610 23,976,130 23,315,480 1.23 572,407 2.6 22.6 39.0
2005 47,880,595 24,273,136 23,607,459 1.25 588,985 2.6 23.8 39.5
2006 48,489,464 24,579,340 23,910,124 1.27 608,869 2.6 23.8 40.0
2007 49,119,766 24,895,876 24,223,890 1.30 630,302 2.6 23.8 40.5
2008 49,779,472 25,226,850 24,552,622 1.34 659,706 2.6 23.8 41.0
2009 50,477,013 25,576,554 24,900,459 1.40 697,541 2.6 23.8 41.6
2010 51,216,967 25,947,466 25,269,501 1.47 739,954 2.6 25.0 42.2
2011 52,003,759 26,341,727 25,662,032 1.54 786,792 2.6 25.0 42.9
2012 52,832,659 26,757,264 26,075,395 1.59 828,900 2.6 25.0 43.6
2013 53,687,125 27,186,808 26,500,317 1.62 854,466 2.6 25.0 44.3
2014 54,544,184 27,620,134 26,924,050 1.60 857,059 2.6 25.0 45.0
2015 55,386,369 28,049,365 27,337,004 1.54 842,185 2.4 26.4 45.7
2016 56,207,649 28,471,936 27,735,713 1.48 821,280 2.4 26.4 46.3
2017 57,009,751 28,888,314 28,121,437 1.43 802,102 2.4 26.4 47.0
2018 57,792,520 29,297,427 28,495,093 1.37 782,769 2.4 26.4 47.6
2019 58,558,267 29,698,965 28,859,302 1.32 765,747 2.4 26.4 48.3
2020 59,308,690 30,092,678 29,216,012 1.28 750,423 2.3 27.6 48.9
2021 60,042,000 30,477,000 29,565,000 1.24 733,310 2.3 27.6 49.5
Year Total Female Male Change % Change Fertility Rate Median Age Density (p/km2)

South Africa Population Future Projection

Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, World Population Projection, 2019 (retrieved in September 2020)