Population of South Africa

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2022)
Date08 Apr 2024

The current population of South Africa is 61,056,727 as of July 21, 2024, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of South Africa is projected at 61,020,221 or 61.02 million as of July 1, 2024. The total population in South Africa is projected at 60,414,495 or 60.41 million people for the year 2023.

South Africa is the sixth-most populous country in Africa and is in the 24th position in the world on the list of 237 countries and territories.

  • Population
  • Growth rate
  • Net change

South Africa population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
1 Jan1 JulyNet Changerate (%)to World
202259,646,80059,893,885494,1710.8250.75
202360,140,97160,414,495547,0470.9050.75
202460,688,01861,020,221664,4061.0890.75
202561,352,42461,673,081641,3141.0400.75
202661,993,73862,305,039622,6010.9990.75
202762,616,33962,918,916605,1530.9620.75
202863,221,49263,514,502586,0200.9230.76
202963,807,51264,093,732572,4400.8930.76
203064,379,95264,659,278558,6520.8640.76
203164,938,60465,211,526545,8430.8370.76
203265,484,44765,752,924536,9540.8170.76
203366,021,40166,284,189525,5750.7930.76
203466,546,97666,804,167514,3820.7700.76
203567,061,35867,314,133505,5490.7510.76
203667,566,90767,815,933498,0530.7340.76
203768,064,96068,308,246486,5710.7120.76
203868,551,53168,788,495473,9280.6890.76
203969,025,45969,256,823462,7280.6680.76
204069,488,18769,713,937451,5000.6480.76
204169,939,68770,160,652441,9290.6300.76
204270,381,61670,595,132427,0310.6050.76
204370,808,64771,016,168415,0420.5840.76
204471,223,68971,423,671399,9650.5600.76
204571,623,65471,816,201385,0940.5360.76
204672,008,74872,192,155366,8150.5080.76
204772,375,56372,551,393351,6590.4850.76
204872,727,22272,894,219333,9940.4580.76
204973,061,21673,220,860319,2870.4360.76
205073,380,50373,529,753298,5000.4060.76
205173,679,00373,819,238280,4700.3800.76
205273,959,47374,089,701260,4560.3520.76
205374,219,92974,342,981246,1040.3310.76
205474,466,03374,580,110228,1550.3060.76
205574,694,18874,799,050209,7250.2800.75
205674,903,91375,001,120194,4140.2590.75
205775,098,32775,188,808180,9630.2410.75
205875,279,29075,362,119165,6580.2200.75
205975,444,94875,520,304150,7120.2000.75
206075,595,66075,663,198135,0760.1790.75
206175,730,73675,793,041124,6090.1640.75
206275,855,34575,912,773114,8560.1510.75
206375,970,20176,022,453104,5040.1370.75
206476,074,70576,120,99992,5870.1220.75
206576,167,29276,208,04581,5070.1070.75
206676,248,79976,283,73269,8670.0920.75
206776,318,66676,351,93466,5360.0870.75
206876,385,20276,412,77055,1370.0720.74
206976,440,33976,462,11443,5500.0570.74
207076,483,88976,502,15536,5330.0480.74
207176,520,42276,536,23931,6350.0410.74
207276,552,05776,563,06122,0090.0290.74
207376,574,06676,578,8609,5880.0130.74
207476,583,65476,584,1119150.0010.74
207576,584,56976,579,882-9,375-0.0120.74
207676,575,19476,567,382-15,625-0.0200.74
207776,559,56976,548,374-22,391-0.0290.74
207876,537,17876,522,764-28,828-0.0380.74
207976,508,35076,488,404-39,893-0.0520.73
208076,468,45776,445,383-46,148-0.0600.73
208176,422,30976,396,515-51,589-0.0680.73
208276,370,72076,341,015-59,411-0.0780.73
208376,311,30976,280,819-60,980-0.0800.73
208476,250,32976,216,708-67,241-0.0880.73
208576,183,08876,146,535-73,106-0.0960.73
208676,109,98276,071,992-75,981-0.1000.73
208776,034,00175,994,768-78,467-0.1030.73
208875,955,53475,913,621-83,825-0.1100.73
208975,871,70975,827,380-88,657-0.1170.73
209075,783,05275,736,556-92,993-0.1230.73
209175,690,05975,640,985-98,148-0.1300.73
209275,591,91175,538,822-106,178-0.1410.73
209375,485,73375,431,323-108,819-0.1440.72
209475,376,91475,319,878-114,073-0.1510.72
209575,262,84175,203,788-118,106-0.1570.72
209675,144,73575,084,182-121,106-0.1610.72
209775,023,62974,959,932-127,394-0.1700.72
209874,896,23574,830,455-131,560-0.1760.72
209974,764,67574,697,591-134,168-0.1800.72
210074,630,50774,559,590-141,835-0.1900.72

South Africa population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
1 Jan1 JulyNet Changerate (%)to World
195012,907,71513,043,844272,2582.0870.52
195113,179,97313,325,058290,1702.1780.52
195213,470,14313,622,914305,5422.2430.53
195313,775,68513,933,246315,1222.2620.53
195414,090,80714,255,876330,1372.3160.53
195514,420,94414,594,129346,3692.3730.53
195614,767,31314,948,934363,2432.4300.53
195715,130,55615,320,138379,1642.4750.54
195815,509,72015,700,877382,3142.4350.54
195915,892,03416,096,455408,8422.5400.54
196016,300,87616,520,441439,1302.6580.55
196116,740,00616,989,464498,9172.9370.55
196217,238,92317,503,133528,4213.0190.56
196317,767,34418,042,215549,7423.0470.56
196418,317,08618,603,097572,0223.0750.57
196518,889,10819,187,194596,1723.1070.57
196619,485,28019,789,771608,9823.0770.58
196720,094,26220,410,677632,8303.1010.59
196820,727,09221,050,540646,8973.0730.59
196921,373,98921,704,214660,4513.0430.60
197022,034,44022,368,306667,7332.9850.61
197122,702,17323,031,441658,5362.8590.61
197223,360,70923,698,507675,5962.8510.62
197324,036,30524,382,513692,4162.8400.62
197424,728,72125,077,016696,5902.7780.63
197525,425,31125,777,964705,3072.7360.63
197626,130,61826,480,300699,3632.6410.64
197726,829,98127,199,838739,7132.7200.65
197827,569,69427,943,445747,5022.6750.65
197928,317,19628,697,014759,6352.6470.66
198029,076,83129,463,549773,4362.6250.66
198129,850,26730,232,561764,5892.5290.67
198230,614,85631,022,417815,1232.6280.67
198331,429,97931,865,176870,3942.7320.68
198432,300,37332,768,207935,6672.8560.69
198533,236,04033,752,9641,033,8483.0630.69
198634,269,88834,877,8341,215,8913.4860.70
198735,485,77936,119,3331,267,1083.5080.72
198836,752,88737,393,8531,281,9323.4290.73
198938,034,81938,668,6841,267,7303.2790.74
199039,302,54939,877,5701,150,0422.8840.75
199140,452,59140,910,959916,7352.2410.76
199241,369,32641,760,755782,8581.8750.76
199342,152,18442,525,440746,5131.7550.76
199442,898,69743,267,982738,5691.7070.76
199543,637,26643,986,084697,6361.5860.77
199644,334,90244,661,603653,4031.4630.77
199744,988,30545,285,048593,4871.3110.77
199845,581,79245,852,166540,7491.1790.77
199946,122,54146,364,681484,2811.0450.76
200046,606,82246,813,266412,8870.8820.76
200147,019,70947,229,714420,0100.8890.76
200247,439,71947,661,514443,5910.9310.76
200347,883,31048,104,048441,4770.9180.75
200448,324,78748,556,071462,5680.9530.75
200548,787,35549,017,147459,5850.9380.75
200649,246,94049,491,756489,6320.9890.75
200749,736,57249,996,094519,0451.0380.74
200850,255,61750,565,812620,3901.2270.74
200950,876,00751,170,779589,5441.1520.74
201051,465,55151,784,921638,7411.2330.74
201152,104,29252,443,325678,0671.2930.74
201252,782,35953,145,033725,3481.3650.74
201353,507,70753,873,616731,8181.3580.74
201454,239,52554,729,551980,0521.7910.75
201555,219,57755,876,5041,313,8542.3510.75
201656,533,43156,422,274-222,315-0.3940.75
201756,311,11656,641,209660,1871.1660.75
201856,971,30357,339,635736,6641.2850.75
201957,707,96758,087,055758,1761.3050.75
202058,466,14358,801,927671,5671.1420.75
202159,137,71059,392,255509,0900.8570.75