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What does "Total population" mean?Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.

South Africa's Total population(2021)

South Africa's latest "Total population" is 60,041,996.(2021's Research)

South Africa's latest Total population(2021)
CountryTotal population
South Africa60,041,996

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The newest updated about survey by for 2021.
(Confirmed on July 22, 2022, 12:00 am.)
Statistical data for 2021 will be reflected immediately upon release.

Transition Chart Of South Africa's Total population(1960 - current year)

So how has the current "60,041,996" Total population in South Africa changed compared to the past?

The following transition graph(line chart) shows "Total population" in South Africa from 1960 to 2021.

Animation Chart showing the yearly change

*Here is a chart that shows the transition from 1960 to 2021 as a moving year-by-year graph. It is also comparable to the GDP.

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

Changes in the global ranking of South Africa's "Total population" (full history)

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

The entire history of South Africa's world ranking from 1960 to 2021 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 "Total population" has been ranked in the world.


Overall view of the chart (still image)

This is the overall chart of the South Africa' Total population graph above.

Transition Chart Of South Africa's Total population(1960 - 2021)

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Line 1:Years, Line 2:Total population

Also below is a list of "South Africa's Total population" from 1960 to 2021. 👆Scrollable horizontally.

A list of data on South Africa's Total population(1960 to 2021) 👆Scrollable horizontally
Total population17,099,840.0017,524,533.0017,965,725.0018,423,161.0018,896,307.0019,384,841.0019,888,250.0020,406,864.0020,942,145.0021,496,075.0022,069,776.0022,665,271.0023,281,508.0023,913,099.0024,552,540.0025,195,187.0025,836,888.0026,480,913.0027,138,965.0027,827,320.0028,556,769.0029,333,103.0030,150,448.0030,993,758.0031,841,593.0032,678,874.0033,495,953.0034,297,727.0035,100,909.0035,930,050.0036,800,509.0037,718,950.0038,672,607.0039,633,750.0040,564,059.0041,435,758.0042,241,011.0042,987,461.0043,682,260.0044,338,543.0044,967,708.0045,571,274.0046,150,913.0046,719,196.0047,291,610.0047,880,601.0048,489,459.0049,119,759.0049,779,471.0050,477,011.0051,216,964.0052,004,172.0052,834,005.0053,689,236.0054,545,991.0055,386,367.0056,203,654.0057,000,451.0057,779,622.0058,558,267.0059,308,690.0060,041,996.00

Looking at the above graph of "South Africa's Total population", we can see that the data for 2021, the latest year available, is the highest.

In addition,it is 733306 more than the previous year, 2020, which means "Total population" is going up.

In particular, when comparing the latest data with 1960, the year with the lowest data "Total population", there is a 3.51-fold difference, showing how "Total population" has increased.

Also, if you are looking for the average life expectancy, please refer to this page for a special feature for your consideration.
➡ South Africa's Average life expectancy

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

How high or low is "South Africa's Total population"?

Comparing Total population in South Africa, Tanzania, United Republic of and Italy

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

Comparison Bar Graph Of Total population(South Africa vs Tanzania, United Republic of vs Italy )

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A chart comparing Total population in Tanzania, United Republic of and Italy, which have similar populations to South Africa.
CountryTotal population
Tanzania, United Republic of61,498,438
South Africa60,041,996

Looking at the table above comparing Total population, we see that

South Africa VS USA vs China vs Japan

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

Bar graph showing "Total population" in South Africa compared to USA and China and Japan

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A chart comparing "Total population" in USA and China and Japan and South Africa.
CountryTotal population
United States of America331,893,745
South Africa60,041,996

From the above bar graph, we can see that among South Africa, China and United States of America and Japan, South Africa has the lowest value

In particular, the data is 23.5 times lower than that of China, 5.5 times lower than that of United States of America.

Compare South Africa more with other countries

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Where does South Africa rank in the world in terms of the "Total population"?

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

South Africa ranks 24th in the world in "Total population"

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

The world Total population ranking chart:South Africa ranks 24th
RankCountryTotal population
22United Kingdom67,326,569
23Tanzania, United Republic of61,498,438
24South Africa60,041,996
28Korea, Republic of51,744,876

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Ranking of the world's highest "Total population"

In this ranking table of the world's highest "Total population", South Africa ranks 24th out of 214 countries for which statistics are available, indicating that South Africa is one of the top thirty countries in the world with a relatively high level of "Total population".

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

Top 10 Countries by "Total population"

For more detailed ranking of the world's highest "Total population", please refer to the entire list here.
➡ Ranking of the world's highest "Total population"

World Average vs South Africa vs Global Median

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

Comparison Bar Chart Of Total population(World Average vs South Africa vs Global Median)

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Chart comparing Total population in South Africa with the world median (6,735,765) and average (36,483,927)
CountryTotal population
South Africa60,041,996

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From the table here, we can see that "South Africa's Total population" is 1.65 times higher than the average.

Moreover, when compared to the median of 6,735,765, we can see that South Africa's Total population "60041996" is higher (8.91 times) than the median.

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Title"South Africa's Total population"
Period1960 to 2021
LicenseCC BY 4.0 - ( 1 ) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects: 2019 Revision. ( 2 ) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, ( 3 ) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, ( 4 ) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Reprot ( various years ), ( 5 ) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database, and ( 6 ) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme. - "Population, total". Published online at

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Frequently Asked Questions about "South Africa's Total population"

What is the latest data on "Total population" in South Africa?The latest "Total population" in South Africa that we can find in 2022 is 60,041,996. This data is from the 2021 survey and is in unit of People. More details.
By what percentage did "Total population" in South Africa increase from the previous year?It has increased by 1.24% from the previous year (2020). And "Total population" in the previous year is 59,308,690.00 Show the trend graph from 1960 to 2021.
When was the last year that South Africa's "Total population" was at its highest?The year 2021 was the highest year. (60,041,996.00)
When was the last year that South Africa's "Total population" was at its lowest?The year 1960 was the lowest year. (17,099,840.00)
How many times higher is "South Africa's Total population" than in Japan?"South Africa's Total population" is 0.48 times that of Japan.Show graph
What is South Africa's ranking in the world for "Total population"?South Africa is ranked 24th in the world.View the world ranking table of "Total population".
Which countries have a similar "Total population" to South Africa?Tanzania, United Republic of (61,498,438) and Italy (59,066,225) have very similar data.
How many times is "Total population" in South Africa compared to the world average?It is 1.65 times higher than the world average.Find out more.
Is South Africa's Total population higher than the world median? It is 8.91 times higher than the world median.