Population of South Africa (2017)

South Africa population

5,430,070

Births this year: 0 Births today 0
Deaths this year 0 Deaths today 0

South Africa Population by Religions(2001 census)

Region Name Percents Number
Protestant (Zionist Christian, Pentecostal/Charismatic, Methodist, Dutch Reformed, Anglican) 36.6% 1,987,406 people
Catholic 7.1% 385,535 people
Muslim 1.5% 81,451 people
other Christian 36% 1,954,825 people
other 2.3% 124,892 people
unspecified 1.4% 76,021 people
none 15.1% 819,941 people

South Africa Population by Ethnic groups (2011 est)

Ethnic groups Name Percents Number
black African 79.2% 4,300,615 people
white 8.9% 483,276 people
colored 8.9% 483,276 people
Indian/Asian 2.5% 135,752 people
other 0.5% 27,150 people

South Africa population by Age group

Age Both Sexes Population Male Population Female Population Both Sexes (%) Male (%) Female (%) Sex ratio (female/male)
Total 54,490,406 26,797,256 27,693,150 100 100 100 96.8
00-04 5,370,121 2,709,006 2,661,115 9.9 10.1 9.6 101.8
05-09 5,511,849 2,802,076 2,709,773 10.1 10.5 9.8 103.4
10-14 5,050,605 2,535,391 2,515,214 9.3 9.5 9.1 100.8
15-19 5,276,990 2,848,522 2,428,468 9.7 10.6 8.8 117.3
20-24 5,265,028 2,721,439 2,543,589 9.7 10.2 9.2 107
25-29 5,352,827 2,746,419 2,606,408 9.8 10.2 9.4 105.4
30-34 4,633,675 2,284,013 2,349,662 8.5 8.5 8.5 97.2
35-39 3,514,970 1,680,446 1,834,524 6.5 6.3 6.6 91.6
40-44 3,106,752 1,560,655 1,546,097 5.7 5.8 5.6 100.9
45-49 2,794,019 1,425,325 1,368,694 5.1 5.3 4.9 104.1
50-54 2,456,125 1,178,508 1,277,617 4.5 4.4 4.6 92.2
55-59 1,948,663 837,883 1,110,780 3.6 3.1 4 75.4
60-64 1,466,083 566,987 899,096 2.7 2.1 3.2 63.1
65-69 1,011,612 326,867 684,745 1.9 1.2 2.5 47.7
70-74 696,114 224,927 471,187 1.3 0.8 1.7 47.7
75-79 510,968 177,587 333,381 0.9 0.7 1.2 53.3
80-84 299,101 101,004 198,097 0.5 0.4 0.7 51
85-89 188,809 61,321 127,488 0.3 0.2 0.5 48.1
90-94 30,075 7,518 22,557 0.1 0 0.1 33.3
95-99 5,372 1,295 4,077 0 0 0 31.8
100+ 648 67 581 0 0 0 11.5

South Africa Age structure and Population pyramid

South Africa Age structure and Population pyramid

South Africa Sex ratio

South Africa Sex ratio

South Africa Dependency ratios

Chart working age in South Africa

South Africa Population (1950 - 2017)

Year Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Sex ratio Density
(P/KmĀ²)
2016 54,978,907 0.90 488,501 96.89 45.32
2015 54,490,406 0.97 521,352 96.76 44.92
2014 53,969,054 1.03 552,445 96.64 44.49
2013 53,416,609 1.10 579,335 96.52 44.03
2012 52,837,274 1.15 600,002 96.42 43.56
2011 52,237,272 1.19 615,678 96.33 43.06
2010 51,621,594 1.23 629,560 96.28 42.55
2005 48,352,951 7.70 3,456,095 96.49 39.86
2000 44,896,856 8.38 3,470,046 96.97 37.01
1995 41,426,810 12.59 4,633,320 97.10 34.15
1990 36,793,490 11.55 3,810,477 97.93 30.33
1985 32,983,013 13.43 3,905,870 98.84 27.19
1980 29,077,143 13.15 3,378,287 98.96 23.97
1975 25,698,856 14.20 3,196,354 99.30 21.18
1970 22,502,502 13.57 2,688,555 99.10 18.55
1965 19,813,947 13.90 2,417,580 98.82 16.33
1960 17,396,367 13.08 2,011,810 99.97 14.34
1955 15,384,557 12.43 1,701,395 99.73 12.68
1950 13,683,162 99.24 11.28
Chart population South Africa Population (1950 - 2017)