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 46.09 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 46.09 in 2016 and a minimum value of 14.71 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 14.71
1962 15.10
1963 15.51
1964 15.92
1965 16.33
1966 16.75
1967 17.18
1968 17.62
1969 18.07
1970 18.55
1971 19.05
1972 19.57
1973 20.10
1974 20.64
1975 21.18
1976 21.72
1977 22.27
1978 22.81
1979 23.38
1980 23.97
1981 24.59
1982 25.23
1983 25.89
1984 26.55
1985 27.19
1986 27.81
1987 28.41
1988 29.01
1989 29.65
1990 30.33
1991 31.07
1992 31.86
1993 32.66
1994 33.43
1995 34.15
1996 34.80
1997 35.38
1998 35.93
1999 36.46
2000 37.01
2001 37.35
2002 37.80
2003 38.26
2004 38.75
2005 39.24
2006 39.76
2007 40.30
2008 40.85
2009 41.43
2010 42.02
2011 42.64
2012 43.28
2013 43.95
2014 44.64
2015 45.35
2016 46.09

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization