SOUTH AFRICA

historical demographical data of the whole country


population year   population year   population year   population year   population year
                           
  16XX   5014,0 1900   8580,0 1930   16002,0 c1960   35914,0 1990
  17XX   5041,0 1901   8762,0 1931   17577,0 1961   37944,0 c1991
  17XX   5067,0 1902   8947,0 1932   18048,0 1962   36992,0 1992m
  180X   5093,0 1903   9128,0 1933   18547,0 1963   37802,0 1993m
  180X   5174,8 c1904   9313,0 1934   19076,0 1964   38631,0 1994m
  181X   5234,0 1905   9499,0 1935   19607,0 1965   39477,0 1995m
  181X   5350,0 1906   9587,9 c1936   20162,0 1966   40583,6 c1996
  182X   5471,5 1907   9777,0 1937   20725,0 1967   41227,0 1997m
  182X   5591,0 1908   9979,0 1938   21292,0 1968   42131,0 1998m
  183X   5715,0 1909   10160,0 1939   21881,0 1969   43054,8 1999m
  183X   5842,0 1910   10341,2 1940   21794,0 c1970   43686,0 e2000m
  183X   5972,8 c1911   10521,0 1941   23028,0 1971   44561,0 2001m
  184X   6074,0 1912   10716,0 1942   23666,0 1972   45454,0 2002m
  184X   6188,0 1913   10904,0 1943   24313,0 1973     2003
  184X   6465,0 1914   11092,0 1944   24942,0 1974     2004
  185X   6530,0 1915   11281,0 1945   25501,0 1975   52107,0 2005ep
  185X   6645,0 1916   11415,9 c1946   26129,0 1976     2006
  185X   6759,0 1917   11718,0 1947   26940,0 1977     2007
  186X   6716,0 1918   11957,0 1948   27700,0 1978     2008
  186X   6834,0 1919   12212,0 1949   28440,0 1979     2009
1134,0 1868   6953,0 1920   13310,0 1950   24261,0 c1980   56867,0 2010ep
1084,2 1870   6927,4 c1921   12672,0 c1951   29919,0 1981     2011
1636,5 1875   7056,9 1922   13918,0 1952   30686,0 1982     2012
2409,7 1880   7175,6 1923   14240,0 1953   31467,0 1983     2013
2053,5 1881   7293,9 1924   14569,0 1954   32254,0 1984     2014
2527,8 1886   7407,9 1925   14911,0 1955   27704,0 c1985   61270,0 2015ep
2957,8 1891   7525,1 1926   15385,0 1956   32436,0 1986   65214,0 2020ep
  189X   7659,4 1927   15618,0 1957   33114,0 1987   69030,0 2025ep
4885,0 1895   7777,6 1928   15994,0 1958   33996,0 1988   72858,0 2030ep
  189X   8298,0 1929   16385,0 1959   34983,0 1989   58972,0 2050ep
                           

Particulars:
Figures in italic from 1895-1985 are estimates according to source "KB", however, for the period 1895-1947 these figures have been slightly adjusted by the compiler.
Census data according to source: "South Africa Statistics" ed. 2002; in that publication there are a lot of exceptions mentioned in the method of taking certain populations in the census or not.
File created on 2001-05-17; revised on 2001-09-09; and last modified on 2003-12-09 by Jan Lahmeyer

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