South Africa Population 2022

Population South Africa 2022 is 54 956 978 people. South Africa ranks 25 in terms of population in the world - 0.71% of all inhabitants of the Earth. The capital of South Africa is Bloemfontein, the official currency is the Rand (ZAR). has used information from reliable sources. Find out the population of a country, city, district at

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  2. Life expectancy
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Population of South Africa

54 956 978 people Flag of  South Africa Flag of South Africa Data in August 2022

Population rank, Life expectancy, age and total area South Africa

Population rank South Africa 54 956 978 people
Male population 49.5%
Female population 50.5%
Life expectancy South Africa
Life expectancy Male 50.2
Life expectancy Female 48.4
Median age South Africa 26.1 age
<15 years 28.5%
15 - 65 years 65.8%
>65 years 5.7%
Total area
Total area South Africa 1221037 km2 (#23 in world)
Population density 45.01 per km2
The site uses information from official sources and is updated every month. Some data may differ due to the lack of the latest census.


⚡ When was the population counted?

The population count in South Africa was carried out in 2022.

⚡ What place does South Africa occupy in terms of population on Earth?

South Africa takes 25st place in the ranking of the population of countries on Earth.

⚡ Which city is the capital of South Africa?

The capital of South Africa is the city of Bloemfontein with a population of 1 815 889 people.