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Demographics of South Africa

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According to the most recent government estimates, the population of South Africa is about 60.6 million people of diverse origins, cultures, languages, and religions.[4][5] The South African National Census of 2022 was the most recent census held; the next will be in 2032.[6]

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Demographics of South Africa
South Africa population pyramid in 2020
Population60 604 992 (2022 est.)[1]
Density48.1/km2 (125/sq mi)
Growth rate0.93%[2]
Birth rate18.56 births/1,000 population (2022 est.)[3]
Death rate9.26 deaths/1,000 population (2022)
Life expectancy64.7 years (2019 est.)
  male61.5 years (2019 est.)
  female67.5 years (2019 est.)
Fertility rate2.18 children born/woman (2022 est.)
Infant mortality rate22.1 deaths/1,000 (2019 est.)
Age structure
0–14 years28.8% (2019 est.)
15–64 years65.2% (2019 est.)
65 and over6% (2019 est.)
Sex ratio
Total0.99 male(s)/female (2010 est.)
At birth1.02 male(s)/female
Under 151 male(s)/female
15–64 years1.02 male(s)/female
65 and over0.68 male(s)/female
NationalitySouth African
OfficialSee Languages of South Africa
Population density in South Africa (darker color = higher density)

In 2011, Statistics South Africa counted 2.1 million foreigners in total.[7] Reports[specify] suggest that is an underestimation. The real figure may be as high as five million,[8] including some three million Zimbabweans.[9]