KEEP UP TO DATE WITH ALL THE IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATIONCOVID-19 RESOURCE PORTAL

FANews
FANews
RELATED CATEGORIES
Category Life Insurance

2020 Mid-year population estimates

09 July 2020 Statistics South Africa

South Africa’s mid year population is estimated to have increased to 59,62 million in 2020, according to the report released by Statistics South Africa.

Gauteng continues to record the largest share of South Africa’s population, with approximately 15,5 million people (26,0%) living in this province. The second largest population with approximately 11,5 million people has been recorded in KwaZulu-Natal. Northern Cape maintained its status as the province with the lowest population in the country with a population estimated at 1,29 million people.

The report indicates that approximately 51,1% (approximately 30,5 million) of the population is female.

According to the report about 28,6% of the population is aged younger than 15 years and approximately 9,1% (5,4 million) is 60 years or older. Of those younger than 15 years of age, the majority reside in KwaZulu-Natal (21,8%) and Gauteng (21,4%). Of the elderly (those aged 60 years and older), the highest percentage 24,1% (1,31 million) reside in Gauteng.The proportion of elderly persons aged 60 and has grown from 7,6% in 2002 to 9,1% in 2020.

The report further shows that for the period 2016–2021, Gauteng and Western Cape are estimated to experience the largest inflow of migrants of approximately, 1 553 162 and 468 568 respectively.

Life expectancy at birth for 2020 is estimated at 62,5 years for males and 68,5 years for females. The infant mortality rate for 2020 is estimated at 23,6 per 1 000 live births.

The estimated overall HIV prevalence rate is approximately 13,0% among the South African population. The total number of people living with HIV (PLWHIV) is estimated at approximately 7,8 million in 2020. For adults aged 15–49 years, an estimated 18,7% of the population is HIV positive.

Quick Polls

QUESTION

Can we really afford to ring-fence this cash for retirement when we have real 'life and death' money issues in the present? Should retirement fund assets be more accessible to members?

ANSWER

Yes
No
fanews magazine
FAnews June 2020 Get the latest issue of FAnews

This month's headlines

The crisis is not over
Ethics of lockdown - What value is attached to a human life?
Pandemic redefines the commercial and legal risk landscape
New partnerships needed to create an epidemic and pandemic risk programme
Credible statistics create much needed certainty
SA fixed income: Searching for value in a sea of pandemic risk
Subscribe now