South Africa Population

The total population in South Africa was last recorded at 53.0 million people in 2013 from 17.4 million in 1960, changing 204 percent during the last 50 years. Population in South Africa is reported by the Statistics South Africa. Population in South Africa averaged 33.53 Million from 1960 until 2013, reaching an all time high of 52.98 Million in 2013 and a record low of 17.40 Million in 1960. 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. 2014-04-16

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
52.98 52.20 52.98 17.40 53.59 | 2013/12 1960 - 2013 Million Yearly

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South Africa Population
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Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Unemployment Rate 24.10 2013-12-31 24.50 31.20 21.50 24.17 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 8495000.00 2013-12-31 8453000.00 8512000.00 3694977.00 8425041.76 2014-03-31 [+]
Labour Costs 351.90 2013-08-15 346.30 351.90 3.20 356.66 2013-12-31 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 57.10 2013-11-15 57.10 60.80 53.60 57.93 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 2014-01-01 60.00 65.00 60.00 60.00 2014-06-30 [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 2014-01-01 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 2014-06-30 [+]
Unemployed Persons 4830.00 2013-11-15 4880.00 4880.00 3873.00 4958.97 2014-03-31 Thousand [+]
Wages 422676000.00 2013-11-15 398113000.00 422676000.00 14639220.00 420876995.48 2014-03-31 ZAR THO [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 54706000.00 2013-11-15 48676000.00 54706000.00 11800149.00 53294244.36 2014-03-31 ZAR THO [+]
Population 52.98 2013-12-31 52.20 52.98 17.40 53.59 2013-12-31 Million [+]
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Population | Notes
Population estimates are usually produced by a country´s statistical office or Census Bureau. The Population Census provides the most reliable picture of a country's population because the data is collected at a specified time from the entire population; in contrast to other surveys, in which information is collected from only a small part of the residents. When monthly population estimates are required, the population count is updated by adding births, subtracting deaths, and adding net international migration since the census date.


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In December of 2013, South African trade balance turned into a surplus for the second straight month and reached ZAR 2.78 billion, breaking a two-year cycle of persistent trade deficit. Since September of 2013, trade figures include trade with regional neighbors Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland.
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