The total population in South Africa was estimated at 60.1 million people in 2021, according to the latest census figures and projections from Trading Economics. source: Statistics South Africa

Looking back, in the year of 1960, South Africa had a population of 17.5 million people. This page provides - South Africa Population - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Population - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on September of 2022.

Population in South Africa is expected to reach 61.93 Million by the end of 2022, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the South Africa Population is projected to trend around 61.93 Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Population



Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 33.90 34.50 percent Jun 2022
Employed Persons 15561.86 14914.21 Jun 2022
Unemployed Persons 7994.29 7861.79 Thousand Jun 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.60 56.90 percent Jun 2022
Wages 23502.00 23982.00 ZAR/Month Mar 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 20901.00 21234.00 ZAR/Month Mar 2022
Population 60.14 59.30 Million Dec 2021
Youth Unemployment Rate 61.40 63.90 percent Jun 2022
Employment Rate 38.70 37.26 percent Jun 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
60.14 59.30 60.14 17.46 1960 - 2021 Million Yearly