South Africa Demographics

South Africa Demographics
South Africa Demographics

The South Africa Demographics is made up of over 55 000 000 people. This encompasses a wide variety of cultures, languages and belief systems.

We would like to take this opportunity to share with you some interesting South Africa demographics.

South Africa demographics

According to the latest United Nations estimate, from the 7th of February 2016, the population amount in South Africa was estimated to be around 54,784,869 people.

The good news is that in 2015 the natural increase was very positive because the number of births exceeded the number of deaths.

What are the South African languages?

South Africa recognises 11 official languages, which are:

• Afrikaans
• English
• isiNdebele
• isiXhosa
• isiZulu
• Sesotho sa Leboa
• Sesotho
• Setswana
• siSwati
• Tshivenda
• Xitsonga

Do South Africans only speak one language?

No,most South Africans are multilingual, able to speak more than one language. English- and Afrikaans-speaking people tend not to have much ability in indigenous languages, but are fairly fluent in each other’s language. Although it differs from individual to individual.

What is the population density in South Africa?

The population in South Africa is 45 per Km2.

What is the median age in South Africa?

The median age in South Africa is 25.9 years.

What is the sex ratio of the total population?

The sex ratio of the total population is 0.982 (982 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than the global sex ratio.

What was the sex ratio for 2015?

On the 31st of December 2015, there were approximately 27 390 498 males and 27 889 156 females.

What is predicted for 2016?

It is predicted that if external migration remains on the same level as last year, the population will increase by 176 342. The amount of people, who move into South Africa, will be more than the amount of people who leaves the country.

Therefore it is predicted that there will be more immigrants coming in to South Africa, as opposed to emigrants, leaving South Africa in 2016.

I have questions about South African immigration.

If you have any questions, or need help with any of your immigration needs, please do not hesitate to contact us. One of our helpful immigration consultants will be able to assist you further.

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