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South Africa - Urban population as a share of total population

65.3
(%)
in 2016

Over the last 50 years, urban population of South Africa grew substantially from 47.5 to 65.3 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached 0.76 % in 2016.

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Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects.

Date Value Change, %
2016 65.3 0.76 %
2015 64.8 0.78 %
2014 64.3 0.80 %
2013 63.8 0.82 %
2012 63.3 0.84 %
2011 62.7 0.85 %
2010 62.2 0.86 %
2009 61.7 0.87 %
2008 61.2 0.89 %
2007 60.6 0.90 %
2006 60.1 0.91 %
2005 59.5