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What does "Population density" mean?Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. 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. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.

South Africa's Population density

South Africa's "Population density" is 47.63[People/k㎡].(2018's Research)

South Africa's Population density(2018)
CountryPopulation density
South Africa47.63[People/k㎡]

※Source:worldbank.org Details
The newest updated about survey by worldbank.org for 2018.
(Confirmed on March 20, 2021, 12:00 am.)
Statistical data for 2021 will be reflected immediately upon release.

Transition Chart Of South Africa's Population density(1961 - current year)

So how has the current "47.63[People/k㎡]" Population density in South Africa changed compared to the past?

The following transition graph(line chart) shows "Population density" in South Africa from 1961 to 2018.

Animation Chart showing the yearly change

*Here is a chart that shows the transition from 1961 to 2018 as a moving year-by-year graph. It is also comparable to the total population.

*If you choose to view Other Statistics, you will be able to compare "Population density" with over 270 statistics for South Africa.

Changes in the global ranking of South Africa's "Population density" (full history)

The following Bar Chart Race shows the changes in the global ranking of South Africa's "Population density".

The entire history of South Africa's world ranking from 1961 to 2018 is visualized in Bar Chart Race.

*How to see the graph
South Africa is marked with a red frame, and an UP arrow is displayed on the right side when the ranking goes up, and a DOWN arrow is displayed when it goes down.

You can see where South Africa's "Population density" has been ranked in the world.

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Overall view of the chart (still image)

This is the overall chart of the South Africa' Population density graph above.

Transition Chart Of South Africa's Population density(1961 - 2018)

※Source:worldbank.org Details

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Line 1:Years, Line 2:Population density

Also below is a list of "South Africa's Population density" from 1961 to 2018. 👆Scrollable horizontally.

A list of data on South Africa's Population density(1961 to 2018) 👆Scrollable horizontally
Year1961196219631964196519661967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Population density[People/k㎡]14.4514.8115.1915.5815.9816.3916.8217.2617.7218.1918.6819.1919.7120.2420.7721.3021.8322.3722.9423.5424.1824.8525.5526.2526.9427.6128.2728.9429.6230.3431.0931.8832.6733.4434.1634.8235.4436.0136.5537.0737.5738.0438.5138.9839.4739.9740.4941.0441.6142.2242.8743.5544.2644.9645.6646.3346.9947.63
year-on-year(+-)-0.360.380.390.40.410.430.440.460.470.490.510.520.530.530.530.530.540.570.60.640.670.70.70.690.670.660.660.680.720.760.790.790.770.720.660.620.570.540.520.50.480.470.470.490.50.520.540.580.610.650.680.710.710.690.670.660.64
year-on-year(%)-102.52102.55102.57102.59102.6102.61102.62102.65102.67102.7102.72102.71102.67102.62102.55102.49102.49102.54102.62102.72102.79102.8102.74102.63102.5102.39102.34102.36102.42102.5102.53102.49102.35102.15101.94101.77101.62101.5101.42101.34101.27101.23101.23101.25101.27101.3101.34101.4101.47101.54101.6101.62101.6101.54101.48101.42101.37

Looking at the above graph of "South Africa's Population density", we can see that the data for 2018, the latest year available, is the highest.

In addition,it is 0.642302714555 more than the previous year, 2017, which means "Population density" is going up.

In particular, when comparing the latest data with 1961, the year with the lowest data "Population density", there is a 3.3-fold difference, showing how "Population density" has increased.

Also, if you are looking for population growth trends rather than Population density, please refer to this page for a special feature for your consideration.
➡ Population Trends in South Africa (Past to Future Projections)

Comparison Bar Graph(Hight or Low? South Africa vs USA )

How low or high is "South Africa's Population density"?

Comparing Population density in South Africa, Italy and Tanzania, United Republic of

First, let's compare "Population density" in Italy and Tanzania, United Republic of, which have the world's closest populations to South Africa.

Comparison Bar Graph Of Population density(South Africa vs Italy vs Tanzania, United Republic of )

※Source:worldbank.org Details

A chart comparing Population density in Italy and Tanzania, United Republic of, which have similar populations to South Africa.
CountryPopulationPopulation density
Italy59,729,081205.42[People/k㎡]
South Africa58,558,26747.63[People/k㎡]
Tanzania, United Republic of58,005,46163.58[People/k㎡]

Looking at the table above comparing Population density, we see that

In particular, the comparison reveals that although Italyand South Africa are close to the first and second in population numbers in the world, there is an overwhelming difference in "Population density".

South Africa VS USA vs China vs Japan

Next, we will compare "Population density" in South Africa with that in USA and China and Japan.

Comparison Bar Graph Of Population density(South Africa vs USA vs China vs Japan)

※Source:worldbank.org Details

A chart comparing "Population density" in USA and China and Japan and South Africa.
CountryPopulationPopulation density
China1,407,745,000148.35[People/k㎡]
United States of America328,329,95335.71[People/k㎡]
Japan126,264,931347.07[People/k㎡]
South Africa58,558,26747.63[People/k㎡]

From the above bar graph, we can see that "South Africa's Population density" data is lower than that of Japan and China.

In addition, when compared to Japan, the difference is only 7.3 times that of South Africa, indicating that Japan and South Africa are very close countries in terms of "Population density" data.

Compare South Africa more with other countries

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Where does South Africa rank in the world in terms of the "Population density"?

Here is an easy-to-understand explanation, using tables and graphs, of where South Africa ranks in the world's "Population density".

South Africa ranks 145th in the world in "Population density"

First, let's take a look at "South Africa's Population density" and see how high it is in the world, using the world "Population density" ranking chart.

The world Population density ranking chart:South Africa ranks 145th
RankCountryPopulation density
[People/k㎡]
141Guinea50.52
142Iran, Islamic Republic of50.22
143Liberia50.03
144Fiji48.36
145South Africa47.63
146Belarus46.72
147Equatorial Guinea46.67
148Montenegro46.26
149Madagascar45.14
150Colombia44.76

※Source:worldbank.org Details

In this ranking table of the world's highest "Population density", South Africa ranks 145th out of 208 countries for which statistics are available, indicating that South Africa is one of the countries in the world with a relatively low level of "Population density".

Below is a graph that shows the yearly changes in the World ranking of "Population density" and which cities or prefectures are in the top 10.

Top 10 Countries by "Population density"

World Average vs South Africa vs Global Median

The following bar chart compares the average and median of the global ranking of "Population density" with South Africa.

Comparison Bar Chart Of Population density(World Average vs South Africa vs Global Median)

※Source:worldbank.org Details

Chart comparing Population density in South Africa with the world median (89) and average (359)
CountryPopulation density
South Africa47.63[People/k㎡]
Average359[People/k㎡]
Median89[People/k㎡]

※Source:worldbank.org Details

From the table here, we can see that "South Africa's Population density" is 311 lower than the average.

Moreover, when compared to the median of 89, we can see that South Africa's Population density "47.630119776768[People/k㎡]" is only about half the median, which is quite low.

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Title"South Africa's Population density"
UnitPeople/k㎡
Period1961 to 2018
Lastmodified2021-03-20T10:55:04+0900
LicenseCC BY 4.0
Sourceworldbank.org - Food and Agriculture Organization and World Bank population estimates.

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Frequently Asked Questions about "South Africa's Population density"

What is the latest data on "Population density" in South Africa?The latest "Population density" in South Africa that we can find in 2022 is 47.63[People/k㎡]. This data is from the 2018 worldbank.org survey and is in unit of People/k㎡. More details.
By what percentage did "Population density" in South Africa increase from the previous year?It has increased by 1.37% from the previous year (2017). And "Population density" in the previous year is 46.99[People/k㎡] Show the trend graph from 1961 to 2018.
When was the last year that South Africa's "Population density" was at its highest?The year 2018 was the highest year. (47.63[People/k㎡])
When was the last year that South Africa's "Population density" was at its lowest?The year 1961 was the lowest year. (14.45[People/k㎡])
How many times higher is "South Africa's Population density" than in Japan?"South Africa's Population density" is 0.14 times that of Japan.Show graph
What is South Africa's ranking in the world for "Population density"?South Africa is ranked 145th in the world.View the world ranking table of "Population density".
Which countries have a similar "Population density" to South Africa?Fiji (48[People/k㎡]) and Belarus (47[People/k㎡]) have very similar data.
How many times is "Population density" in South Africa compared to the world average?It is 0.13 times lower than the world average.Find out more.
Is South Africa's Population density higher than the world median? It is 1.88 times lower than the world median.