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Population of South Africa 2022

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. As per the World Population Prospects, 2019 by the United Nations, the population of South Africa in 2021 is 60 million or 6 crore)

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

South Africa Population 2022

South Africa has a population growth rate during 2020-2021 of 0.39%. Its estimated population in 2021 is  60,756,134 (60.1million)* equivalent to 0.76% of the total world population. The total Land Area of South Africa is  1,214,470 sq. km (468,910 sq. mi) & the Population Density of South Africa is 49 per Km2 (127 people per mi2).

Population of South Africa  in 2022 –  60.1 million or 6.1 Crores (Approx)
 South Africa2022 Population
Total Population 60,756,134 (60.1million or 6.1 Crore)
Global Rank24th 
Share of World Pop.0.76 %
Land Area 1,214,470 sq. km (468,910 sq. mi)
Area Rank24th
Pop. Density49 persons/sq.km
Capital CityPretoria (executive), Bloemfontein( judicial ) &  Cape Town (legislative )
South Africa Demographics
Fertility Rate*2.41 
Infant mortality rate**23.6
Median Age 27.6  years
Life Expectancy 64.88  years
Urban Population66.7 

Source: United Nation World  Populations Prospects 

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.


Religion in South Africa

Religion in South Africa

  • Christans – 77%

– African Independent Church – 25.4%
– Pentecostal 15.2%
– Roman Catholic (6.8%)
– Methodist (5.0%)
– Reformed (4.2%)
– Anglican (3.2%)
– Other Protestant Churches (5.3%)
– Other Christian denominations (8.4%)
– Non-denominational Christian (4.5%)

  • No religion (10.9%)
  • Traditional African religion (4.4%)
  • Muslim (1.6%)
  • Hindu (1.0%)
  • Jewish (0.1%)
  • Other religion (2.7%)
  • Undetermined (1.4%)

Source: Wikepedia

Top Cities in South Africa by Population

2Cape TownWestern Cape40,04,793
5Port ElizabethEastern Cape12,63,051
8East London, Eastern CapeEastern Cape8,10,528
9BloemfonteinFree State7,59,693

source: Census 2018

Indian Population in South Africa

Indian South Africans make around 2.5% of the South Africa population & approx population of Indians in South Africa as of 2021 is 15 Lakhs. The majority live in and around the city of Durban, making it one of the largest “Indian” populated cities outside of India.

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