Population of South Africa (2017)

South Africa population

48,608,045

Births this year: 2,611,085 Births today 962
Deaths this year 2,378,685 Deaths today 876

South Africa Population by Religions(2001 census)

Region Name Percents Number
Protestant (Zionist Christian, Pentecostal/Charismatic, Methodist, Dutch Reformed, Anglican) 36.6% 17,705,486 people
Catholic 7.1% 3,434,671 people
Muslim 1.5% 725,635 people
other Christian 36% 17,415,232 people
other 2.3% 1,112,640 people
unspecified 1.4% 677,259 people
none 15.1% 7,304,722 people

South Africa Population by Ethnic groups (2011 est)

Ethnic groups Name Percents Number
black African 79.2% 38,313,511 people
white 8.9% 4,305,432 people
colored 8.9% 4,305,432 people
Indian/Asian 2.5% 1,209,391 people
other 0.5% 241,878 people

South Africa population by Age group

Age Both Sexes Population Male Population Female Population Both Sexes (%) Male (%) Female (%) Sex ratio (female/male)
Total 48,375,645 23,993,597 24,382,048 100 100 100 98.4
00-04 4,491,023 2,257,193 2,233,830 9.3 9.4 9.2 101%
05-09 4,580,741 2,297,250 2,283,491 9.5 9.6 9.4 100.6%
10-14 4,602,939 2,305,075 2,297,864 9.5 9.6 9.4 100.3%
15-19 4,726,673 2,364,091 2,362,582 9.8 9.9 9.7 100.1%
20-24 5,053,842 2,550,303 2,503,539 10.4 10.6 10.3 101.9%
25-29 4,978,171 2,567,411 2,410,760 10.3 10.7 9.9 106.5%
30-34 3,886,188 2,083,652 1,802,536 8 8.7 7.4 115.6%
35-39 2,881,790 1,594,498 1,287,292 6 6.6 5.3 123.9%
40-44 2,410,911 1,272,105 1,138,806 5 5.3 4.7 111.7%
45-49 2,208,479 1,071,184 1,137,295 4.6 4.5 4.7 94.2%
50-54 2,101,812 954,896 1,146,916 4.3 4 4.7 83.3%
55-59 1,894,879 823,322 1,071,557 3.9 3.4 4.4 76.8%
60-64 1,525,902 646,960 878,942 3.2 2.7 3.6 73.6%
65-69 1,157,953 479,846 678,107 2.4 2 2.8 70.8%
70-74 830,144 339,665 490,479 1.7 1.4 2 69.3%
75-79 562,278 218,950 343,328 1.2 0.9 1.4 63.8%
80-84 306,049 112,636 193,413 0.6 0.5 0.8 58.2%
85-89 132,928 42,849 90,079 0.3 0.2 0.4 47.6%
90-94 36,199 10,218 25,981 0.1 0 0.1 39.3%
95-99 6,148 1,392 4,756 0 0 0 29.3%
100+ 596 101 495 0 0 0 20.4%

South Africa population age chart

South Africa population Chart age structure

South Africa sex ratio chart

South Africa sex ratio

Working age in South Africa

Chart working age in South Africa

South Africa Population by year

Year
Population
1960
17,396,000
1965
19,832,000
1970
22,087,000
1975
24,728,000
1980
27,576,000
1985
31,307,880
1990
35,200,000
1995
39,120,000
2000
44,000,000
2003
46,409,243
2004
47,019,452
2005
47,639,556
2006
48,269,753
2007
48,910,248
2008
49,561,256
2009
50,222,996
2010
50,895,698
2011
51,579,599
2012
52,274,945
2013
52,981,991

Chart population history in South Africa