In July, Statistics South Africa released a report on the mid-year population estimates for 2018. The report details how many people live in South Africa, by gender, race and province.
According to findings by Stats SA, there are 57 725 600 people in the country. Every 27 seconds, a person is born in South Africa, and every 58 seconds, a person dies. That’s around 3195 births and 1481 deaths per day.
We are certainly growing, year by year. Last year, we were sitting at 56.5 million, and back in 2001, at 44.8 million. At the current rate – we could be looking at a population of 77 593 422 by the year 2080.
Let’s take a look at some of the other notable findings.
There are a number of interesting points to take away from the 2018 census. Here are some of the most important ones.