South Africa’s population has

South Africa’s population has increased by almost one million

Here’s a quick overview of everything you need to know about South Africa’s latest population statistics.

South Africa’s population has

Statistician-General Pali Lehohla released South Africa’s mid-year population estimates on Monday and revealed that the country’s population has increased by close to a million from 2016 to 2017.

What is South Africa’s current population?

Current estimates put the mid-year population 56.52 million, an increase of about 902 200 from 2016.

Who makes up the majority of South Africa’s population?

Women make up the biggest percentage, with about 28.9 million (51%) as compared to males who make up to 27.6 million (49%) of the population.

About 45.7 million (81%) of South Africans are black African, followed by coloured people at around five million (9%) and then white people, around 4.5 million (8%). Indian people make up around 1.4 million – or 2% – of the country’s population?

What province is the most populated in South Africa?

Gauteng is the most densely populated province with 14.3 million people (25.3%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal has the second largest population, with 11.1 million people (19.6%).

The least populated province is the Northern Cape

About 1.21 million people (2.1%) live in the province.

What’s the average age of South Africa’s population?

A large chunk of the country is young with about 29/6% under the age of 15 while around 4.6 million (8.1%) is over 60 years old.