Population of South Africa increased from 20.7 million persons in 1967 to 55.7 million persons in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.04 %.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.