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South Africa population evolution and future prospects

Related article: World population evolution - past, present, future

The chart bellow shows how the population of South Africa has evolved from 1950 until now. It also contains the future prospects of South Africa population. Data is groupped in several categories depending how the future projection was made: no change in evolution (the growth rate follows the trend of the last period), constant fertility, low fertility, medium fertility and high fertility. The data has been prepared by the United Nations Population Division. Please note that these numbers might be slightly different then those present in the country profiles.

Please click on the legend below the chart to show or hide projection categories.

Here's the raw data based on which the South Africa population evolution and future prospects chart was generated:

Year No change Constant fertility Low fertility Medium fertility High fertility
1950 13,683,000
1951 13,994,000
1952 14,322,000
1953 14,665,000
1954 15,020,000
1955 15,385,000
1956 15,760,000
1957 16,146,000
1958 16,546,000
1959 16,962,000
1960 17,396,000
1961 17,850,000
1962 18,322,000
1963 18,810,000
1964 19,308,000
1965 19,814,000
1966 20,325,000
1967 20,844,000
1968 21,375,000
1969 21,926,000
1970 22,503,000
1971 23,107,000
1972 23,736,000
1973 24,385,000
1974 25,041,000
1975 25,699,000
1976 26,354,000
1977 27,010,000
1978 27,674,000
1979 28,361,000
1980 29,077,000
1981 29,829,000
1982 30,611,000
1983 31,410,000
1984 32,205,000
1985 32,983,000
1986 33,733,000
1987 34,463,000
1988 35,195,000
1989 35,965,000
1990 36,793,000
1991 37,694,000
1992 38,650,000
1993 39,623,000
1994 40,562,000
1995 41,427,000
1996 42,204,000
1997 42,907,000
1998 43,558,000
1999 44,196,000
2000 44,846,000
2001 45,513,000
2002 46,188,000
2003 46,869,000
2004 47,553,000
2005 48,235,000
2006 48,919,000
2007 49,603,000
2008 50,267,000
2009 50,890,000
2010 51,452,000
2011 51,949,000
2012 52,386,000
2013 52,776,000
2014 52,800,000 53,349,000 52,736,000 53,140,000 53,543,000
2015 53,072,000 53,782,000 52,943,000 53,491,000 54,040,000
2016 53,355,000 54,217,000 53,131,000 53,835,000 54,540,000
2017 53,643,000 54,652,000 53,298,000 54,170,000 55,041,000
2018 53,932,000 55,091,000 53,446,000 54,496,000 55,546,000
2019 54,214,000 55,534,000 53,576,000 54,816,000 56,057,000
2020 54,481,000 55,982,000 53,690,000 55,131,000 56,572,000
2021 54,735,000 56,438,000 53,791,000 55,443,000 57,096,000
2022 54,980,000 56,903,000 53,882,000 55,755,000 57,627,000
2023 55,217,000 57,376,000 53,964,000 56,063,000 58,163,000
2024 55,447,000 57,854,000 54,039,000 56,368,000 58,696,000
2025 55,673,000 58,335,000 54,108,000 56,666,000 59,224,000
2026 55,893,000 58,819,000 54,172,000 56,958,000 59,743,000
2027 56,110,000 59,308,000 54,232,000 57,245,000 60,258,000
2028 56,323,000 59,803,000 54,288,000 57,528,000 60,771,000
2029 56,532,000 60,306,000 54,340,000 57,812,000 61,288,000
2030 56,739,000 60,819,000 54,389,000 58,096,000 61,812,000
2031 56,943,000 61,343,000 54,434,000 58,381,000 62,344,000
2032 57,145,000 61,878,000 54,474,000 58,667,000 62,884,000
2033 57,344,000 62,423,000 54,510,000 58,954,000 63,434,000
2034 57,541,000 62,980,000 54,540,000 59,241,000 63,994,000
2035 57,734,000 63,547,000 54,561,000 59,527,000 64,565,000
2036 57,925,000 64,126,000 54,575,000 59,813,000 65,148,000
2037 58,113,000 64,716,000 54,580,000 60,098,000 65,743,000
2038 58,298,000 65,317,000 54,575,000 60,381,000 66,349,000
2039 58,479,000 65,928,000 54,560,000 60,661,000 66,966,000
2040 58,657,000 66,550,000 54,533,000 60,938,000 67,592,000
2041 58,832,000 67,183,000 54,494,000 61,210,000 68,228,000
2042 59,002,000 67,825,000 54,443,000 61,477,000 68,872,000
2043 59,170,000 68,476,000 54,381,000 61,739,000 69,524,000
2044 59,333,000 69,137,000 54,307,000 61,995,000 70,181,000
2045 59,493,000 69,808,000 54,223,000 62,247,000 70,844,000
2046 59,650,000 70,486,000 54,129,000 62,493,000 71,510,000
2047 59,803,000 71,173,000 54,024,000 62,732,000 72,180,000
2048 59,953,000 71,868,000 53,908,000 62,965,000 72,852,000
2049 60,100,000 72,568,000 53,782,000 63,189,000 73,521,000
2050 60,244,000 73,274,000 53,645,000 63,405,000 74,188,000
2051 60,385,000 73,984,000 53,497,000 63,612,000 74,850,000
2052 60,524,000 74,698,000 53,339,000 63,809,000 75,509,000
2053 60,661,000 75,417,000 53,170,000 63,998,000 76,163,000
2054 60,796,000 76,140,000 52,991,000 64,178,000 76,813,000
2055 60,929,000 76,866,000 52,803,000 64,349,000 77,461,000
2056 61,061,000 77,596,000 52,604,000 64,511,000 78,106,000
2057 61,191,000 78,329,000 52,396,000 64,665,000 78,747,000
2058 61,320,000 79,065,000 52,178,000 64,810,000 79,387,000
2059 61,448,000 79,806,000 51,950,000 64,947,000 80,026,000
2060 61,575,000 80,552,000 51,712,000 65,077,000 80,666,000
2061 61,701,000 81,303,000 51,465,000 65,199,000 81,307,000
2062 61,827,000 82,059,000 51,208,000 65,313,000 81,949,000
2063 61,952,000 82,820,000 50,942,000 65,419,000 82,592,000
2064 62,076,000 83,586,000 50,665,000 65,517,000 83,237,000
2065 62,200,000 84,358,000 50,378,000 65,607,000 83,885,000
2066 62,323,000 85,134,000 50,080,000 65,689,000 84,535,000
2067 62,446,000 85,916,000 49,772,000 65,762,000 85,187,000
2068 62,569,000 86,703,000 49,454,000 65,827,000 85,840,000
2069 62,691,000 87,496,000 49,125,000 65,883,000 86,494,000
2070 62,814,000 88,294,000 48,786,000 65,930,000 87,149,000
2071 62,936,000 89,098,000 48,437,000 65,967,000 87,803,000
2072 63,058,000 89,907,000 48,078,000 65,996,000 88,457,000
2073 63,180,000 90,723,000 47,711,000 66,016,000 89,111,000
2074 63,302,000 91,544,000 47,334,000 66,028,000 89,763,000
2075 63,424,000 92,372,000 46,950,000 66,032,000 90,415,000
2076 63,547,000 93,205,000 46,559,000 66,028,000 91,066,000
2077 63,670,000 94,046,000 46,160,000 66,017,000 91,715,000
2078 63,793,000 94,892,000 45,755,000 65,998,000 92,363,000
2079 63,916,000 95,745,000 45,345,000 65,973,000 93,010,000
2080 64,039,000 96,605,000 44,929,000 65,941,000 93,655,000
2081 64,163,000 97,471,000 44,509,000 65,902,000 94,299,000
2082 64,287,000 98,344,000 44,084,000 65,858,000 94,942,000
2083 64,411,000 99,223,000 43,656,000 65,807,000 95,584,000
2084 64,535,000 100,110,000 43,224,000 65,751,000 96,226,000
2085 64,660,000 101,003,000 42,788,000 65,689,000 96,868,000
2086 64,785,000 101,903,000 42,350,000 65,622,000 97,510,000
2087 64,910,000 102,809,000 41,909,000 65,550,000 98,152,000
2088 65,035,000 103,722,000 41,465,000 65,472,000 98,795,000
2089 65,160,000 104,642,000 41,019,000 65,389,000 99,438,000
2090 65,286,000 105,568,000 40,571,000 65,301,000 100,081,000
2091 65,411,000 106,500,000 40,121,000 65,207,000 100,725,000
2092 65,537,000 107,439,000 39,670,000 65,108,000 101,369,000
2093 65,663,000 108,384,000 39,217,000 65,004,000 102,013,000
2094 65,789,000 109,336,000 38,763,000 64,894,000 102,658,000
2095 65,915,000 110,293,000 38,308,000 64,780,000 103,302,000
2096 66,042,000 111,258,000 37,854,000 64,661,000 103,947,000
2097 66,169,000 112,228,000 37,399,000 64,537,000 104,591,000
2098 66,296,000 113,205,000 36,945,000 64,408,000 105,234,000
2099 66,424,000 114,188,000 36,491,000 64,274,000 105,876,000
2100 66,551,000 115,177,000 36,038,000 64,135,000 106,517,000
Year No change Constant fertility Low fertility Medium fertility High fertility