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South Africa 

People South Africa 

Population:

44,344,136

Age structure:

0-14 years: 30.3% (male 6,760,137/female 6,682,013)
15-64 years: 64.5% (male 13,860,727/female 14,750,496)
65 years and over: 5.2% (male 893,360/female 1,397,403) (2005 est.)

Median age:

Total: 23.98 years
Male: 23.12 years
Female: 24.86 years (2005 est.)

Population growth rate:

-0.31% (2005 est.)

Birth rate:

18.48 births/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Death rate:

21.32 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Migration rate:

-0.22 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)

Sex ratio:

At birth: 1.02 male(s)/female
Under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.94 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.64 male(s)/female
Total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (2005 est.)

Infant mortality rate:

Total: 61.81 deaths/1,000 live births
Male: 65.6 deaths/1,000 live births
Female: 57.93 deaths/1,000 live births (2005 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

Total population: 43.27 years
Male: 43.47 years
Female: 43.06 years (2005 est.)

Total fertility rate:

2.24 children born/woman (2005 est.)

Nationality:

Noun: South African(s)
Adjective: South African

Ethnic groups:

Black African 79%, white 9.6%, colored 8.9%, Indian/Asian 2.5% (2001 census)

Religions:

Zion Christian 11.1%, Pentecostal/Charismatic 8.2%, Catholic 7.1%, Methodist 6.8%, Dutch Reformed 6.7%, Anglican 3.8%, other Christian 36%, Islam 1.5%, other 2.3%, unspecified 1.4%, none 15.1% (2001 census)

Languages:

IsiZulu 23.8%, IsiXhosa 17.6%, Afrikaans 13.3%, Sepedi 9.4%, English 8.2%, Setswana 8.2%, Sesotho 7.9%, Xitsonga 4.4%, other 7.2% (2001 census)

Literacy:

Definition: age 15 and over can read and write
Total population: 86.4%
Male: 87%
Female: 85.7% (2003 est.)


Information from: The World Fact Book (Central Intelligence Agency)



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