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South Africa - Population growth rate

1.6
(%)
in 2016

South Africa population growth rate was at level of 1.6 % in 2016, unchanged from the previous year.

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Annual population growth rate for year t is the exponential rate of growth of midyear population from year t-1 to t, expressed as a percentage . 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 the country of origin.

Date Value Change, %
2016 1.6 2.01 %
2015 1.6 2.04 %
2014 1.6 2.06 %
2013 1.5 2.09 %
2012 1.5 2.12 %
2011 1.5 2.15 %
2010 1.4 2.18 %
2009 1.4 2.21 %
2008 1.4 2.25 %
2007 1.3 2.29 %
2006 1.3 2.33 %
2005 1.3