South Africa Population

1960 - 2020 | Yearly | Person mn | CEIC Data

South Africa Population reached 59.6 million people in Jun 2020, compared with the previously reported figure of 58.8 million people in Jun 2019. South Africa population data is updated yearly, available from Jun 1960 to Jun 2020. The data reached an all-time high of 59.6 million people in Jun 2020 and a record low of 17.1 million people in Jun 1960. CEIC extends history for annual Population. Statistics South Africa provides Mid-year Population. Population prior to 2001 is sourced from the World Bank.

In the latest reports, South Africa Unemployment Rate increased to 30.8 % in Sep 2020. Monthly Earnings of South Africa stood at 1,325.3 USD in Aug 2020. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 54.2 % in Sep 2020.

View South Africa's Population from 1960 to 2020 in the chart:

South Africa Population

What was South Africa's Population in 2020?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
59.6 2020 58.8 2019 17.1 1960 59.6 2020 Person mn yearly 1960 - 2020

Population by Country Comparison

Buy Selected Data

Includes Population on 116 economies standardised by CEIC. Instant access to full history data in excel.
country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (Person mn) 2.8 2019 yearly 1989 - 2019
Algeria (Person mn) 43.4 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Argentina (Person mn) 45.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Armenia (Person mn) 3.0 2019 yearly 1989 - 2019
Australia (Person mn) 25.5 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Austria (Person mn) 8.9 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Azerbaijan (Person mn) 10.1 2019 yearly 1925 - 2019
Bahrain (Person mn) 1.5 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Bangladesh (Person mn) 167.6 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Belarus (Person mn) 9.4 2019 yearly 1949 - 2019

Accurate Macro & Micro Economic Data You Can Trust

Explore the most complete set of 6.6 million time series covering more than 200 economies, 20 industries and 18 macroeconomic sectors.

Learn more about what we do

South Africa Key Series

Buy Selected Data

Includes 366 key indicators for South Africa, curated by CEIC analysts. Instant access to full history data in excel.
Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -8.4 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 1990 - Jun 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -2,561.674 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Sep 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 6,262.205 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Nov 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 21.0 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1990 - Jun 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 247,941.9 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1960 - Nov 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 69.4 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 1960 - Jun 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (ZAR bn) 2,161.643 2025 yearly 2000 - 2025
Forecast: Government Net Debt (ZAR bn) 5,647.554 2025 yearly 2000 - 2025
Forecast: Government Revenue (ZAR bn) 1,957.719 2025 yearly 2000 - 2025
National Govt Balance (ZAR mn) -21,403.285 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Nov 2020
National Govt Expenditure (ZAR mn) 120,621.480 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Nov 2020
National Govt Revenue (ZAR mn) 99,218.195 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Nov 2020
National Govt Debt: Gross: Foreign (ZAR mn) 404,803.000 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1960 - Nov 2020
National Govt Debt: Gross (ZAR mn) 3,826,364.000 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1960 - Nov 2020
National Govt Debt: Gross: Domestic (ZAR mn) 3,421,561.000 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1960 - Nov 2020

Check out our pricing options.

Explore the most complete set of 6.6 million time series covering more than 200 economies, 20 industries and 18 macroeconomic sectors.

View pricing options

CEIC Express

Instant download of the data related to the indicator on this page including full history in Excel format. Purchase by credit card. View a sample

Please select data to purchase

CEIC Flex

from $39

Entry level access to the CEIC platform for individual users. Download limits apply. Payable monthly by credit card.

View this option

CEIC Unlimited

Request a Demo

Full and unlimited access to CEIC data for multiple users. Suitable for enterprise usage. Available via annual subscription to one or more of CEIC’s global and premium databases.

Request a demo
Unlimited access tailored to your data needs
Flexible monthly access to CEIC data