Population of South Africa

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Aug 2021

The current population of South Africa is 60,946,377 as of October 06, 2022, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of South Africa is projected at 60,041,994 or 60.042 million as of July 1, 2021. The total population in South Africa is projected at 59,308,690 or 59.309 million people for the year 2020. South Africa ranks number 25th in the world by population in the list of 235 countries/territories. South Africa is ranked 6th among 58 countries in Africa.

South Africa's population will be increased year by year. The South Africa population is projected to reach 65.96 million in 2030 and increase further to 75.52 million in 2050 and 79.19 million by 2100. South Africa accounts for 0.76 percent of the world population. However, its global share increased by 0.70% in 1991. Later, it will decrease and increase in share and is projected to increase by 0.73% by 2100.

South Africa was at 31st position globally in 1950, and its rank is projected to decline at 32nd in 2100.

According to the Census of India 2011, the population of India stood at 1,210,854,977. The percentage of decadal growth during 2001-2011 was 17.70%, 3.84% lower than the 1991-2001 period. The percentage of decadal growth during 2001-2011 has registered the sharpest decline since independence. The population of India had increased by 182.1 million during the decade 2001- 2011. The increased population during the decade 2001-2011 is approximately equal to the population of Pakistan, the sixth most populous country in the world.

The population of India, which at the turn of the twentieth century, was only around 238.4 million, increased by more than five times in a period of 110 years to reach 1210 million in 2011. The population of India has increased by 3.35 times since independence.

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South Africa population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
202059,308,690750,4201.280.76
202160,041,994733,3041.240.76
202260,756,135714,1411.190.76
202361,452,691696,5561.150.77
202462,134,220681,5291.110.77
202562,802,683668,4631.080.77
202663,458,384655,7011.040.77
202764,101,018642,6341.010.77
202864,731,152630,1340.980.77
202965,349,369618,2170.960.77
203065,956,081606,7120.930.77
203166,551,675595,5940.900.77
203267,136,185584,5100.880.77
203367,709,281573,0960.850.77
203468,270,364561,0830.830.77
203568,818,987548,6230.800.77
203669,354,997536,0100.780.77
203769,878,507523,5100.750.78
203870,389,616511,1090.730.78
203970,888,530498,9140.710.78
204071,375,305486,7750.690.78
204171,849,860474,5550.660.78
204272,311,938462,0780.640.78
204372,761,185449,2470.620.78
204473,197,181435,9960.600.78
204573,619,543422,3620.580.78
204674,028,106408,5630.550.78
204774,422,697394,5910.530.78
204874,802,855380,1580.510.78
204975,168,068365,2130.490.78
205075,517,920349,8520.470.78
205175,852,293334,3730.440.78
205276,171,200318,9070.420.78
205376,474,565303,3650.400.77
205476,762,383287,8180.380.77
205577,034,742272,3590.350.77
205677,291,704256,9620.330.77
205777,533,487241,7830.310.77
205877,760,487227,0000.290.77
205977,973,178212,6910.270.77
206078,172,048198,8700.260.77
206178,357,475185,4270.240.77
206278,529,805172,3300.220.77
206378,689,519159,7140.200.77
206478,837,171147,6520.190.77
206578,973,283136,1120.170.77
206679,098,294125,0110.160.76
206779,212,710114,4160.140.76
206879,317,158104,4480.130.76
206979,412,32495,1660.120.76
207079,498,84786,5230.110.76
207179,577,12678,2790.100.76
207279,647,57970,4530.090.76
207379,710,80163,2220.080.76
207479,767,42156,6200.070.76
207579,817,95550,5340.060.75
207679,862,74144,7860.060.75
207779,901,92139,1800.050.75
207879,935,57133,6500.040.75
207979,963,64928,0780.040.75
208079,986,09322,4440.030.75
208180,003,02416,9310.020.75
208280,014,49011,4660.010.75
208380,020,2805,7900.010.75
208480,020,097-1830.000.75
208580,013,707-6,390-0.010.74
208680,001,117-12,590-0.020.74
208779,982,373-18,744-0.020.74
208879,957,319-25,054-0.030.74
208979,925,820-31,499-0.040.74
209079,887,790-38,030-0.050.74
209179,843,288-44,502-0.060.74
209279,792,461-50,827-0.060.74
209379,735,543-56,918-0.070.74
209479,672,832-62,711-0.080.73
209579,604,598-68,234-0.090.73
209679,531,144-73,454-0.090.73
209779,452,757-78,387-0.100.73
209879,369,725-83,032-0.100.73
209979,282,332-87,393-0.110.73
210079,190,833-91,499-0.120.73

South Africa population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
195013,628,428--0.54
195113,921,934293,5062.150.54
195214,226,256304,3222.190.54
195314,541,559315,3032.220.54
195414,868,158326,5992.250.55
195515,206,502338,3442.280.55
195615,557,205350,7032.310.55
195715,921,016363,8112.340.55
195816,298,792377,7762.370.56
195916,691,449392,6572.410.56
196017,099,840408,3912.450.56
196117,524,533424,6932.480.57
196217,965,725441,1922.520.57
196318,423,161457,4362.550.57
196418,896,307473,1462.570.58
196519,384,841488,5342.590.58
196619,888,250503,4092.600.58
196720,406,864518,6142.610.59
196820,942,145535,2812.620.59
196921,496,075553,9302.650.59
197022,069,776573,7012.670.60
197122,665,271595,4952.700.60
197223,281,508616,2372.720.60
197323,913,099631,5912.710.61
197424,552,540639,4412.670.61
197525,195,187642,6472.620.62
197625,836,888641,7012.550.62
197726,480,913644,0252.490.63
197827,138,965658,0522.490.63
197927,827,320688,3552.540.64
198028,556,769729,4492.620.64
198129,333,103776,3342.720.65
198230,150,448817,3452.790.65
198330,993,758843,3102.800.66
198431,841,593847,8352.740.67
198532,678,874837,2812.630.67
198633,495,953817,0792.500.68
198734,297,727801,7742.390.68
198835,100,909803,1822.340.68
198935,930,050829,1412.360.69
199036,800,509870,4592.420.69
199137,718,950918,4412.500.70
199238,672,607953,6572.530.70
199339,633,750961,1432.490.71
199440,564,059930,3092.350.72
199541,435,758871,6992.150.72
199642,241,011805,2531.940.73
199742,987,461746,4501.770.73
199843,682,260694,7991.620.73
199944,338,543656,2831.500.73
200044,967,708629,1651.420.73
200145,571,274603,5661.340.73
200246,150,913579,6391.270.73
200346,719,196568,2831.230.73
200447,291,610572,4141.230.73
200547,880,601588,9911.250.73
200648,489,459608,8581.270.73
200749,119,759630,3001.300.73
200849,779,471659,7121.340.73
200950,477,011697,5401.400.73
201051,216,964739,9531.470.74
201152,003,755786,7911.540.74
201252,832,658828,9031.590.74
201353,687,121854,4631.620.74
201454,544,186857,0651.600.75
201555,386,367842,1811.540.75
201656,207,646821,2791.480.75
201757,009,756802,1101.430.76
201857,792,518782,7621.370.76
201958,558,270765,7521.330.76