South Africa - Population density

Population density (people per sq. km of land area)

The value for Population density (people per sq. km of land area) in South Africa was 41.70 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 50 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 41.70 in 2011 and a minimum value of 14.80 in 1961.

Definition: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization and World Bank population estimates.

See also:

Year Value
1961 14.80
1962 15.22
1963 15.61
1964 15.98
1965 16.35
1966 16.71
1967 17.07
1968 17.44
1969 17.82
1970 18.21
1971 18.63
1972 19.06
1973 19.50
1974 19.94
1975 20.38
1976 20.83
1977 21.27
1978 21.73
1979 22.21
1980 22.73
1981 23.29
1982 23.88
1983 24.50
1984 25.15
1985 25.81
1986 26.48
1987 27.15
1988 27.80
1989 28.43
1990 29.02
1991 29.62
1992 30.25
1993 30.89
1994 31.56
1995 32.25
1996 32.97
1997 33.74
1998 34.54
1999 35.38
2000 36.27
2001 37.02
2002 37.53
2003 38.02
2004 38.47
2005 38.91
2006 39.35
2007 39.78
2008 40.22
2009 40.66
2010 41.21
2011 41.70

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization