South Africa Population  Forecast


Population in South Africa is expected to be 57.00 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 59.44 Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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South Africa Labour Last Q4/17 Q1/18 Q2/18 Q3/18 2020
Unemployment Rate 27.7 27.5 28 27.8 27.2 24
Employed Persons 9617000 9576126 9563797 9552314 9540321 9020000
Unemployed Persons 6177 5800 6228 6167 6180 5140
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.9 60 60.2 60.2 59.58 61
Labour Costs 145 152 154 155 157 167
Wages 19170 19503 19686 19769 19819 19632
Wages in Manufacturing 16680 16618 16674 16646 16609 16272
Population 55.91 57 58 58 58 59.44
Retirement Age Women 60 60 60 60 60 60
Retirement Age Men 60 60.58 60.58 60.58 60.58 60.47
Living Wage Family 10800 10689 10470 10655 10498 10587
Living Wage Individual 7222 7025 7006 6993 6984 6962
Wages Low Skilled 3650 3286 3261 3240 3224 3168
Youth Unemployment Rate 55.9 52.32 52.41 53.53 54.04 51.51
Wages High Skilled 20100 19277 19228 19190 19161 19072
Employment Rate 43.3 43.19 43.21 43.22 43.25 45.12