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General Households & Population in South Africa


Stats SA

A general overview on the South-African population and the specifics of South African households



The document provides a detailed overview of household income and expenditure patterns in South Africa in 2021. It highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on households, with a significant increase in the number of households that experienced income loss. The report also provides data on household expenditure patterns, including the top items of expenditure for South African households.

Key Takeaways:

- South Africa's mid-year population estimate for 2021 was 60.14 million people.

Sources of Income for Households:

Medical Aid Coverage:

Percentage of Households that live in Informal, formal and traditional:

In conclusion, South Africa's mid-year population estimate for 2021 showed a population of 60.14 million people, with a growth rate of 1.28%. The majority of the population fell within the age group of 15-34 years. Life expectancy, fertility rate, migration rate, HIV prevalence, and crude birth and death rates were also highlighted as key takeaways from the report.