South Africa Population 1960-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The total population in South Africa was last recorded at 54.0 million people in 2014 from 17.4 million in 1960, changing 210 percent during the last 50 years. Population in South Africa averaged 34.05 Million from 1960 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 54 Million in 2014 and a record low of 17.40 Million in 1960. Population in South Africa is reported by the Statistics South Africa.

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South Africa Population


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
54.00 52.98 54.00 17.40 1960 - 2014 Million Yearly
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. Content for - South Africa Population - was last refreshed on Sunday, March 29, 2015.

South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 24.30 25.40 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8989000.00 8540000.00 8989000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 4908.66 5150.99 5153.91 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 56.80 57.10 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Wages 14911.00 14795.00 14911.00 6742.00 ZAR [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 15184.00 14733.00 15184.00 6250.00 ZAR [+]
Labour Costs 376.50 366.60 376.50 3.20 Index Points [+]
Population 54.00 52.98 54.00 17.40 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 65.00 60.00 [+]


Population Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 23.13 Dec/13 22.72 23.13 10.28 Million [+]
Brazil 202.77 Dec/14 201.03 202.77 72.74 Million [+]
Canada 35.67 Dec/14 35.35 35.67 17.91 Million [+]
China 1360.72 Dec/13 1354.04 1360.72 551.96 Million [+]
Euro Area 334.57 Dec/14 333.11 334.57 260.38 Million [+]
France 66.02 Dec/14 65.53 66.02 45.68 Million [+]
Germany 80.82 Dec/14 80.51 82.54 72.67 Million [+]
India 1238.89 Dec/14 1223.58 1238.89 359.00 Million [+]
Indonesia 249.86 Dec/13 246.86 249.86 88.69 Million [+]
Italy 60.78 Dec/14 59.69 60.78 50.20 Million [+]
Japan 127.02 Dec/14 127.30 128.06 83.20 Million [+]
Mexico 122.33 Dec/13 120.85 122.33 38.68 Million [+]
Netherlands 16.82 Dec/14 16.78 16.82 11.49 Million [+]
Russia 143.70 Dec/14 143.30 148.69 119.90 Million [+]
South Korea 50.22 Dec/13 50.00 50.22 25.00 Million [+]
Spain 46.50 Dec/14 46.73 46.82 30.46 Million [+]
Switzerland 8.13 Dec/14 8.04 8.13 5.36 Million [+]
Turkey 77.70 Dec/14 76.67 77.70 28.23 Million [+]
United Kingdom 64.31 Dec/14 63.90 64.31 52.37 Million [+]
United States 318.86 Dec/14 316.50 318.86 76.09 Million [+]