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South Africa's Urban population(2021)

South Africa's latest "Urban population" is 40,736,693.(2021's Research)

South Africa's latest Urban population(2021)
CountryUrban population
South Africa40,736,693

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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 Urban population(1960 - current year)

So how has the current "40,736,693" Urban population in South Africa changed compared to the past?

The following transition graph(line chart) shows "Urban 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 total population.

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

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

The following Bar Chart Race shows the changes in the global ranking of South Africa's "Urban 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 "Urban population" has been ranked in the world.


Overall view of the chart (still image)

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

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

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Line 1:Years, Line 2:Urban population

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

A list of data on South Africa's Urban population(1960 to 2021) 👆Scrollable horizontally
Urban population7,971,774.008,200,255.008,427,003.008,662,570.008,906,585.009,158,950.009,419,473.009,688,363.009,966,367.0010,254,488.0010,551,339.0010,849,639.0011,158,594.0011,475,657.0011,797,250.0012,121,153.0012,445,371.0012,771,480.0013,105,135.0013,454,231.0013,828,615.0014,253,248.0014,700,152.0015,162,766.0015,630,401.0016,134,214.0016,716,155.0017,299,431.0017,891,635.0018,505,772.0019,149,881.0019,822,817.0020,511,177.0021,212,379.0021,906,214.0022,576,687.0023,218,617.0023,836,117.0024,431,488.0025,011,815.0025,582,579.0026,143,328.0026,720,456.0027,305,501.0027,898,739.0028,506,195.0029,131,012.0029,774,433.0030,442,138.0031,137,754.0031,866,171.0032,630,538.0033,429,132.0034,249,974.0035,079,618.0035,905,874.0036,724,030.0037,534,797.0038,339,668.0039,149,715.0039,946,775.0040,736,693.00

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

In addition,it is 789918 more than the previous year, 2020, which means "Urban population" is going up.

In particular, when comparing the latest data with 1960, the year with the lowest data "Urban population", there is a 5.11-fold difference, showing how "Urban population" has increased.

Also, if you are looking for population growth trends rather than Urban population, 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 high or low is "South Africa's Urban population"?

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

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

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

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A chart comparing Urban population in Tanzania, United Republic of and Italy, which have similar populations to South Africa.
CountryPopulationUrban population
Tanzania, United Republic of61,498,43822,111,148
South Africa60,041,99640,736,693

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

In particular, the comparison reveals that although South Africaand Tanzania, United Republic of are close to the first and second in population numbers in the world, there is an overwhelming difference in "Urban population".

South Africa VS USA vs China vs Japan

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

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

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A chart comparing "Urban population" in USA and China and Japan and South Africa.
CountryPopulationUrban population
United States of America331,893,745275,050,303
South Africa60,041,99640,736,693

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 21.7 times lower than that of China, 6.8 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 "Urban population"?

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

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

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

The world Urban population ranking chart:South Africa ranks 24th
RankCountryUrban population
22Korea, Republic of42,127,573
24South Africa40,736,693
26Viet Nam37,355,203

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Ranking of the world's highest "Urban population"

In this ranking table of the world's highest "Urban population", South Africa ranks 24th out of 213 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 "Urban population".

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

Top 10 Countries by "Urban population"

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

World Average vs South Africa vs Global Median

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

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

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Chart comparing Urban population in South Africa with the world median (3,972,969) and average (20,718,802)
CountryUrban population
South Africa40,736,693

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From the table here, we can see that "South Africa's Urban population" is 1.97 times higher than the average.

Moreover, when compared to the median of 3,972,969, we can see that South Africa's Urban population "40736693" is higher (10.25 times) than the median.

License and DataSet
Title"South Africa's Urban population"
Period1960 to 2021
LicenseCC BY 4.0 - World Bank staff estimates based on the United Nations Population Division's World Urbanization Prospects: 2018 Revision.

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

What is the latest data on "Urban population" in South Africa?The latest "Urban population" in South Africa that we can find in 2022 is 40,736,693. This data is from the 2021 survey and is in unit of People. More details.
By what percentage did "Urban population" in South Africa increase from the previous year?It has increased by 1.98% from the previous year (2020). And "Urban population" in the previous year is 39,946,775.00 Show the trend graph from 1960 to 2021.
When was the last year that South Africa's "Urban population" was at its highest?The year 2021 was the highest year. (40,736,693.00)
When was the last year that South Africa's "Urban population" was at its lowest?The year 1960 was the lowest year. (7,971,774.00)
How many times higher is "South Africa's Urban population" than in Japan?"South Africa's Urban population" is 0.35 times that of Japan.Show graph
What is South Africa's ranking in the world for "Urban population"?South Africa is ranked 24th in the world.View the world ranking table of "Urban population".
Which countries have a similar "Urban population" to South Africa?Colombia (41,904,698) and Spain (38,361,119) have very similar data.
How many times is "Urban population" in South Africa compared to the world average?It is 1.97 times higher than the world average.Find out more.
Is South Africa's Urban population higher than the world median? It is 10.25 times higher than the world median.