The total population in South Africa was estimated at 57.7 million people in 2018, according to the latest census figures. Looking back, in the year of 1960, South Africa had a population of 17.5 million people.

Population in South Africa is expected to be 59.00 Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the South Africa Population is projected to trend around 60.40 Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 27.60 27.10 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 10174000.00 10151000.00 10174000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6200.00 6100.00 6214.11 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.80 59.40 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 156.20 155.20 156.20 1.00 Index Points [+]
Wages 20855.00 21190.00 21190.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 18167.00 18510.00 18510.00 6250.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Population 57.73 56.84 57.73 17.46 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Wages High Skilled 22600.00 20300.00 22600.00 19000.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 4380.00 3960.00 4380.00 3840.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 55.20 54.70 55.90 48.80 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 11300.00 10700.00 11300.00 10700.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 6570.00 6140.00 6570.00 6140.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Employment Rate 42.56 43.34 46.17 41.00 percent [+]


South Africa Population

The population of South Africa represents 0.73 percent of the world´s total population which arguably means that one person in every 138 people on the planet is a resident of South Africa. This page provides - South Africa Population - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Population - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
57.73 56.84 57.73 17.46 1960 - 2018 Million Yearly




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