The total population in South Africa was estimated at 59.3 million people in 2020, 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 July of 2022.

Population in South Africa is expected to reach 60.88 Million by the end of 2021, 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 2022, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Population

Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 34.50 35.30 percent Mar 2022
Employed Persons 14914.21 14544.13 Mar 2022
Unemployed Persons 7900.00 7900.00 Thousand Mar 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 56.90 56.30 percent Mar 2022
Wages 23502.00 23982.00 ZAR/Month Mar 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 20901.00 21234.00 ZAR/Month Mar 2022
Population 59.30 58.80 Million Dec 2020
Youth Unemployment Rate 63.90 66.50 percent Mar 2022
Employment Rate 37.30 36.50 percent Mar 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
59.30 58.80 59.30 17.46 1960 - 2020 Million Yearly