South Africa Population  1960-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The total population in South Africa was estimated at 55.9 million people in 2016, according to the latest census figures. Looking back, in the year of 1960, South Africa had a population of 17.4 million people.

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South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 26.50 27.10 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 9690000.00 9282000.00 9690000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 5780.80 5873.00 5873.00 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.20 59.10 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 139.90 154.20 155.50 1.10 Index Points [+]
Wages 18502.00 18104.00 18502.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 16830.00 16376.00 16830.00 6250.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Population 55.91 54.96 55.91 17.40 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 10800.00 10434.30 25500.00 10434.30 ZAR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 7222.50 7054.90 7222.50 6640.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 3650.00 3630.00 3650.00 2700.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 50.90 54.20 54.50 48.80 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 20100.00 19800.00 20100.00 17900.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Employment Rate 43.54 43.08 46.17 41.00 percent [+]


South Africa Population Notes

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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
55.91 54.96 55.91 17.40 1960 - 2016 Million Yearly



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