Demographics
for South Africa

Demographics for South Africa presents the number of households, population figures by sex and age band plus the number of unemployed. If the sales performance of your product is linked to these factors, this data product can help you find the right customers in the right places.

Socio-demographics

Demographics for South Africa

This Demographics product presents population statistics for South Africa and an extensive range of other countries. In addition to the number of households, population is classified by sex and age (divided into five groups of fifteen-year bands) plus the number of unemployed. The analysis of this data by geographic area will help improve your customer targeting and market identification in South Africa. Consistent and comparable data, with seamless transitions across borders, make this product ideal for international projects.

Demographics data can be purchased on its own or bundled with GIS polygon data for administrative regions, postcodes and small areas. This effective combination will allow you to perform enlightening analysis supported by stunning visualisations.

Flag of South AfricaSouth Africa – Small Areas

85183
Number of Regions
700
Avg Population / Region

The Republic of South Africa is situated at the southern tip of the continent of Africa, and is bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eswatini and surrounds Lesotho. It is the most populous country which is located entirely south of the equator. The capital city is Pretoria, but Johannesburg is the largest.
South Africa is a parliamentary republic, divided into nine provinces. Unusually the President is both Head of State and Head of Government. A multi-ethnic society, known as “the rainbow nation”, 80% of South Africans are black African and the remaining population comprises European, Asian and multi-racial ancestry. South Africa’s constitution recognises eleven official languages, of which the top four are Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English.
Its recent history has been dominated by apartheid. Finally, after years of struggle by the ANC, the segregation and discriminatory laws enforced by the white minority government were repealed, and in 1994, South Africa became a liberal democracy with the entire population finally eligible to vote.
South Africa has the second largest economy in Africa, but is still considered a developing country. There is a high level of income inequality amongst the population, and poverty, crime and unemployment remain a challenge. It has an abundance of natural resources and main sectors of the economy are industry and service. Tourism is extremely important, and South Africa’s wine producing industry is thriving.
South African art comprises some of the oldest in the world. Literature born out of perilous times and struggles is important, along with traditional textiles and music, some of which has mixed with old Dutch folk styles. South African music, especially, is very diverse. Sport is an important feature in South African life.
It is an important regional power and a member of the United Nations, the G20 and the Commonwealth of Nations.

Product Details

Demographics for South Africa
Administrative Postcode Small Area
Available
Region Type Municipalities Small Areas
Number of Regions 213 85,183
Average Population/Region 280,000 700
Demographic data variables included:
Population
Number of Households
Population by Sex (male/female)
Population by Age Band1
Number Unemployed

1 Age bands: 0-14, 15-29, 30-44, 45-69, 60+. Also sub-divided by sex.

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Data Formats & Delivery

Demographics data for South Africa is available in many popular GIS formats, including:

  • Esri Shapefile
  • Esri File GeoDatabase
  • MapInfo TAB (Extended)

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