Urban Population in South Africa

Urban population reached 37.3 mil in 2017 in South Africa, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.04 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, urban population in South Africa reached an all time high of 37.3 mil in 2017 and an all time low of 8.14 mil in 1960. When compared to South Africa's main peers, urban population in Botswana amounted to 1.57 mil, 0.619 mil in Lesotho, 1.24 mil in Namibia and 0.323 mil in Swaziland in 2017.

South Africa has been ranked 25th within the group of 178 countries we follow in terms of urban population, 2 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices.


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