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South Africa - Urban population as a share of total population

65.9 (%) in 2017

In 2017, urban population for South Africa was 65.9 %. Between 1968 and 2017, urban population of South Africa grew substantially from 47.6 to 65.9 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 1.08 % in 1986 and then decreased to 0.78 % in 2017.

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What is urban population?

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects.

What is South Africa urban population?

Date Value Change, %
2017 65.9 0.78 %
2016 65.3 0.79 %
2015 64.8 0.80 %
2014 64.3 0.81 %
2013 63.8 0.82 %
2012 63.3 0.84 %
2011 62.7 0.85 %
2010 62.2 0.86 %
2009 61.7 0.87 %
2008 61.2 0.89 %
2007 60.6 0.90 %
2006 60.1