- South Africa is a young and mostly female country according to StatsSA’s mid-year population report
- More than half or 51% of South Africa’s estimated 57.7 million population is female
- 15-34 year-olds make up 35.7% of the population while those aged 65 and older represent 5.6% of the population
Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) has released its mid-year population report which on the basis of the facts shows that South Africa is a young and mostly female country. The report shows that more than half (51%) of South Africans are female.
The population in Mzansi has risen from 56.5 million in 2017 to a new record-high of 57.7 million people. Young people i.e.: 15-34 year-olds make up 35.7% of the total populace while those considered elderly i.e.: 65 years and older make up just 5.6% of the population.
While most women will probably already know this it might come as a shock for men to find out that women live on average six years more than men. The average life expectancy for females is 67.3 years of age and men live on average until the age of 61.1 years.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the black African population remains by far the biggest segment of the population and makes up 80.9% of the population with around 46.6 million people. The report shows there are 23.8 million black females and 22.7 million black males.
News24.com reported that there the Coloured population makes up 8.8% of the population with 2.6 million females and 2.4 million males.
The white population makes up 7.8% of the population with a total number of 4.5 million of which 2.3 million are female and 2.1 million are male. The Indian/Asian population represents 2.5% of the population with 708 000 females and 740 000 males.
Gauteng keeps is status as South Africa’s most populated province with an estimated 14.7 million residents. KwaZulu-Natal comes in second with 11.3 million people living in the province.
The Northern Cape has the least amount of residents with just 1.2 million residents.
The report shows that the government has made some strides in preventing and reducing the number of deaths caused by HIV/Aids. The report estimates that the HIV prevalence rate is 13.1% and that around 7.5 million people are infected.
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