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South Africa: Administrative Division

Contents: Provinces and Municipalities

The population of the provinces and municipalities of the Republic of South Africa.

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NameStatusPopulation
Census
1996-10-09
Population
Census
2001-10-09
Population
Census
2011-10-09
Population
Estimate
2016-03-06
Eastern CapeProvince6,147,2446,278,6516,562,0536,996,976
AmahlathiLocal Municipality136,461137,904122,778122,548
BaviaansLocal Municipality17,08916,89717,76118,131
Blue Crane RouteLocal Municipality34,57735,40736,00236,063
Buffalo City (East London)Metropolitan Municipality685,727704,855755,200810,528
CamdebooLocal Municipality46,82445,77350,99353,441
ElundiniLocal Municipality134,888137,394138,141145,358
EmalahleniLocal Municipality130,670121,822119,460122,691
EngcoboLocal Municipality165,041162,248155,513162,014
GariepLocal Municipality29,61031,31433,67736,485
Great KeiLocal Municipality40,08644,45938,99139,476
IkweziLocal Municipality10,51810,36710,53710,625
InkwancaLocal Municipality19,42620,24421,97124,087
Intsika YethuLocal Municipality164,448154,828145,372146,341
Inxuba YethembaLocal Municipality57,87260,36465,56070,493
King Sabata DalindyeboLocal Municipality396,312416,348451,710490,207
KougaLocal Municipality63,24171,39098,558112,941
Kou-KammaLocal Municipality28,20434,43940,66343,688
LukanjiLocal Municipality176,365181,799190,723204,111
MakanaLocal Municipality77,65675,30280,39082,060
MaletswaiLocal Municipality32,24237,30743,80050,778
MatatieleLocal Municipality200,867194,630203,843219,477
MbhasheLocal Municipality255,748263,959254,909270,068
MbizanaLocal Municipality235,505245,730281,905319,948
MhlontloLocal Municipality200,518202,933188,226186,860
MnqumaLocal Municipality286,592283,667252,390254,013
NdlambeLocal Municipality46,51454,71761,17663,180
Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth)Metropolitan Municipality969,5181,005,7801,152,1151,263,051
NgqushwaLocal Municipality93,32084,23372,19069,200
Ngquza Hill (Ingquza Hill, Qaukeni)Local Municipality245,363254,480278,481303,379
NkonkobeLocal Municipality144,161129,874127,115134,058
NtabankuluLocal Municipality119,765130,980123,976129,154
NxubaLocal Municipality24,79224,82424,26425,458
NyandeniLocal Municipality260,799274,416290,390309,702
Port St JohnsLocal Municipality145,957146,967156,136166,779
SakhisizweLocal Municipality65,22466,44763,58265,693
SenquLocal Municipality131,258135,734134,150140,720
Sunday's River ValleyLocal Municipality45,53743,91454,50459,793
TsolwanaLocal Municipality35,10432,53733,28135,065
UmzimvubuLocal Municipality193,448202,369191,620199,315
Free State (Oranje Free State)Province2,633,5042,706,7752,745,5902,834,714
DihlabengLocal Municipality107,798129,338128,704140,044
KopanongLocal Municipality50,01756,07949,17149,999
LetsemengLocal Municipality35,44942,84738,62840,044
MafubeLocal Municipality52,00556,63757,87657,574
Maluti a PhofungLocal Municipality353,238360,549335,784353,452
Mangaung (Bloemfontein)Metropolitan Municipality603,528645,440747,431759,693
MantsopaLocal Municipality50,08155,34251,05653,525
MasilonyanaLocal Municipality65,85164,40963,33466,084
MatjhabengLocal Municipality476,763408,170406,461428,843
MetsimaholoLocal Municipality106,912115,955149,108163,564
MohokareLocal Municipality36,23836,32134,14635,840
MoqhakaLocal Municipality169,440167,892160,532154,732
NalaLocal Municipality82,14198,26481,22078,515
NalediLocal Municipality24,91227,47924,31424,797
NgwatheLocal Municipality120,007118,810120,520118,907
NketoanaLocal Municipality64,28461,95160,32464,893
PhumelelaLocal Municipality46,65751,92847,77250,054
SetsotoLocal Municipality109,768123,194112,597117,632
TokologoLocal Municipality26,76732,45528,98629,149
TswelopeleLocal Municipality51,64853,71447,62547,373
GautengProvince7,834,1259,388,85412,272,26313,399,725
City of JohannesburgMetropolitan Municipality2,638,4703,226,0604,434,8274,949,347
City of Tshwane (Pretoria)Metropolitan Municipality1,792,3602,142,3202,921,4883,275,152
Ekurhuleni (East Rand)Metropolitan Municipality2,026,9802,481,7603,178,4703,379,104
EmfuleniLocal Municipality597,285657,949721,663733,445
LesediLocal Municipality66,20671,86899,520112,472
Merafong CityLocal Municipality209,727210,481197,520188,843
MidvaalLocal Municipality53,35364,27195,301111,612
Mogale CityLocal Municipality226,446295,505362,422383,864
RandfonteinLocal Municipality107,711128,842149,286156,985
WestonariaLocal Municipality115,592109,799111,767108,902
KwaZulu-NatalProvince8,572,3029,584,12910,267,30011,065,240
AbaqulusiLocal Municipality167,904191,019211,060241,196
DannhauserLocal Municipality99,216102,779102,161105,121
eDumbeLocal Municipality65,36882,24182,05389,614
Emadlangeni (Utrecht)Local Municipality23,91532,27734,44236,869
Emnambithi/LadysmithLocal Municipality178,514225,459237,437253,382
EndumeniLocal Municipality44,40251,10164,86276,639
eThekwini (Durban)Metropolitan Municipality2,748,3003,090,1213,442,3613,661,911
Ezingoleni (Ezinqoleni)Local Municipality47,54754,77552,54056,315
Greater KokstadLocal Municipality34,73156,52865,98176,753
Hibiscus CoastLocal Municipality191,201217,824256,135292,219
HlabisaLocal Municipality65,97869,26971,92577,265
ImbabazaneLocal Municipality112,522120,622113,073114,917
ImpendleLocal Municipality39,95737,84433,10533,328
IndakaLocal Municipality98,478113,644103,116103,113
IngweLocal Municipality94,511107,558100,548105,061
JoziniLocal Municipality151,747184,206186,502198,215
KwaDukuzaLocal Municipality143,758167,805231,187276,719
Kwa SaniLocal Municipality11,93011,84812,89814,537
Mandeni (eNdondakusuka)Local Municipality107,070127,327138,078147,808
MaphumuloLocal Municipality124,677120,64396,72489,969
Mfolozi (Mbonambi)Local Municipality96,461106,942122,889138,561
MkhambathiniLocal Municipality45,17459,06763,14268,881
MpofanaLocal Municipality25,51236,83238,10341,096
MsingaLocal Municipality160,149167,274177,577189,578
MthonjaneniLocal Municipality36,82750,38247,81849,778
MtubatubaLocal Municipality128,559145,820175,425202,176
NdwedweLocal Municipality169,234144,615140,820143,117
NewcastleLocal Municipality287,659332,981363,236389,117
NkandlaLocal Municipality129,493133,602114,416114,284
NongomaLocal Municipality188,959198,443194,908211,892
NquthuLocal Municipality151,497169,419165,307171,325
NtambananaLocal Municipality72,70584,77174,33674,792
OkhahlambaLocal Municipality119,342137,924132,068135,132
RichmondLocal Municipality62,09963,22365,79371,547
The Big Five False BayLocal Municipality28,85731,48235,25839,357
The MsunduziLocal Municipality524,266552,837618,536679,766
UbuhlebezweLocal Municipality78,542101,959101,691108,628
UlundiLocal Municipality170,551188,585188,317205,762
UmdoniLocal Municipality54,20162,37578,87592,100
UmhlabuyalinganaLocal Municipality128,616142,565156,736172,077
uMhlathuzeLocal Municipality196,894289,190334,459370,579
uMlalaziLocal Municipality230,205221,078213,601223,140
uMngeniLocal Municipality69,74273,89692,710105,609
uMshwathiLocal Municipality114,924108,422106,374111,645
UmtsheziLocal Municipality47,69360,08783,153100,265
uMuziwabantuLocal Municipality82,10392,32796,556108,576
UmvotiLocal Municipality90,25092,294103,093113,635
UmzimkhuluLocal Municipality165,349174,338180,302197,286
UmzumbeLocal Municipality166,830193,768160,975160,005
uPhongoloLocal Municipality98,274119,781127,238143,845
VulamehloLocal Municipality99,61082,96177,40380,739
Limpopo (Northern Transvaal)Province4,576,5664,995,4625,404,8685,799,090
AganangLocal Municipality146,335146,872131,164125,072
Ba-PhalaborwaLocal Municipality109,741131,536150,637168,937
Bela-BelaLocal Municipality47,59252,12466,50076,296
BloubergLocal Municipality158,751171,721162,629160,604
Elias Motsoaledi (Greater Groblersdal)Local Municipality220,394221,647249,363268,256
Ephraim Mogale (Greater Marble Hall)Local Municipality97,988121,327123,648127,168
FetakgomoLocal Municipality97,21392,59893,79596,668
Greater GiyaniLocal Municipality218,751240,729244,217256,127
Greater LetabaLocal Municipality203,541218,873212,701218,030
Greater TubatseLocal Municipality229,583269,608335,676393,713
Greater TzaneenLocal Municipality342,551375,586390,095416,488
Lepelle-NkumpiLocal Municipality234,926227,970230,350233,925
LephalaleLocal Municipality78,71585,272115,767136,626
MakhadoLocal Municipality455,597494,264516,031542,416
MakhuduthamagaLocal Municipality269,313262,005274,358283,956
MarulengLocal Municipality87,87194,38394,85799,605
ModimolleLocal Municipality46,71769,02768,51371,044
MogalakwenaLocal Municipality282,534298,439307,682328,905
MolemoleLocal Municipality107,635109,441108,321108,645
MookgophongLocal Municipality15,67434,54135,64036,655
MusinaLocal Municipality33,06139,31068,35994,461
MutaleLocal Municipality73,31382,89391,87099,090
PolokwaneLocal Municipality424,835508,277628,999702,190
ThabazimbiLocal Municipality60,17565,53385,23496,232
ThulamelaLocal Municipality533,757581,487618,462657,982
Mpumalanga (Eastern Transvaal)Province3,123,8693,365,5544,039,9394,335,964
Albert LuthuliLocal Municipality182,719187,751186,010187,630
BushbuckridgeLocal Municipality545,811500,128541,248548,760
DipalesengLocal Municipality39,04238,61842,39045,232
Dr JS MorokaLocal Municipality259,302243,313249,705246,016
Emakhazeni (Highlands)Local Municipality37,00443,00747,21648,149
EmalahleniLocal Municipality236,040276,413395,466455,228
Govan Mbeki (Highveld East)Local Municipality209,626221,747294,538340,091
LekwaLocal Municipality90,080103,265115,662123,419
MbombelaLocal Municipality426,090476,903588,794622,158
MkhondoLocal Municipality100,388143,077171,982189,036
MsukaligwaLocal Municipality105,368124,812149,377164,608
NkomaziLocal Municipality277,864334,668393,030410,907
Pixley ka SemeLocal Municipality70,17880,73783,23585,395
Steve Tshwete (Middelburg)Local Municipality135,335142,772229,831278,749
Thaba ChweuLocal Municipality65,90981,68198,387101,895
ThembisileLocal Municipality241,360256,583310,458333,331
UmjindiLocal Municipality48,54753,74467,15671,211
Victor Khanye (Delmas)Local Municipality53,20856,33575,45284,151
Northern CapeProvince1,011,864991,9191,145,8611,193,780
!KheisLocal Municipality15,04616,53816,63716,566
DikgatlongLocal Municipality39,52738,26246,84148,164
EmthanjeniLocal Municipality39,36335,78542,35645,404
GamagaraLocal Municipality22,21923,20241,61753,656
Ga-SegonyanaLocal Municipality61,96770,39293,652104,408
HantamLocal Municipality19,94220,35121,57821,342
Joe Morolong (Moshaweng)Local Municipality112,43597,94589,53084,201
Kai !GaribLocal Municipality57,90558,67165,86968,929
KamiesbergLocal Municipality11,06410,75410,1879,605
KareebergLocal Municipality11,4749,48811,67312,772
Karoo HooglandLocal Municipality12,38710,51212,58813,069
KgatelopeleLocal Municipality16,11314,74318,68720,691
Khâi-MaLocal Municipality9,55011,46912,46512,473
//Khara HaisLocal Municipality80,82377,91993,494100,282
MagarengLocal Municipality22,45721,73324,20424,059
MierLocal Municipality7,0277,2077,0036,879
Nama KhoiLocal Municipality43,84144,90047,04146,512
PhokwaneLocal Municipality57,59161,32163,00060,168
RenosterbergLocal Municipality9,4329,07010,97811,818
RichtersveldLocal Municipality12,81910,12511,98212,487
SiyancumaLocal Municipality38,40839,27537,07635,941
SiyathembaLocal Municipality20,15618,44521,59123,075
Sol PlaatjeLocal Municipality205,103202,246248,041255,351
ThembelihleLocal Municipality13,57614,46715,70116,230
TsantsabaneLocal Municipality26,56727,08235,09339,345
UbuntuLocal Municipality19,70516,37518,60119,471
UmsobomvuLocal Municipality25,36723,64128,37630,883
North WestProvince2,727,2232,984,0983,509,9533,748,436
City of Matlosana (City Council of Klerksdorp)Local Municipality334,346359,202398,676417,282
DitsobotlaLocal Municipality130,369147,599168,902181,865
Greater TaungLocal Municipality184,364182,164177,642167,827
Kagisano/MolopoLocal Municipality97,770100,469105,789102,703
KgetlengrivierLocal Municipality32,77836,47751,04959,562
Lekwa-TeemaneLocal Municipality36,86942,96753,24856,025
MadibengLocal Municipality319,974347,578477,381537,516
Mafikeng (Mahikeng)Local Municipality242,146259,478291,527314,394
MamusaLocal Municipality42,73648,36660,35564,000
Maquassi HillsLocal Municipality61,20469,03777,79482,012
MoreteleLocal Municipality173,402181,033186,947189,900
Moses KotaneLocal Municipality229,622237,175242,554243,649
NalediLocal Municipality54,11656,26366,78168,803
Ramotshere Moiloa (Zeerust)Local Municipality129,287137,443150,713157,690
Ratlou (Setla-Kgobi)Local Municipality98,469106,165107,339106,108
RustenburgLocal Municipality311,787387,096549,575626,522
Tlokwe City Council (Potchefstroom)Local Municipality124,813128,353162,762179,604
TswaingLocal Municipality91,259114,155124,218129,052
VentersdorpLocal Municipality31,91543,07856,70263,923
Western CapeProvince3,956,8754,524,3355,822,7346,279,730
Beaufort WestLocal Municipality40,69343,29049,58651,080
BergrivierLocal Municipality37,48546,53861,89767,474
Bitou (Plettenberg Bay)Local Municipality18,42729,18249,16259,157
Breede ValleyLocal Municipality129,984146,387166,825176,578
Cape AgulhasLocal Municipality23,01527,15533,03836,000
CederbergLocal Municipality31,70439,55949,76852,949
City of Cape TownMetropolitan Municipality2,562,2802,892,2433,740,0264,004,793
DrakensteinLocal Municipality186,334194,417251,262280,195
GeorgeLocal Municipality120,148149,436193,672208,237
Hessequa (Langeberg)Local Municipality38,55344,11452,64254,237
KannalandLocal Municipality21,19023,97124,76724,168
KnysnaLocal Municipality43,59952,03568,65973,835
LaingsburgLocal Municipality5,9136,6808,2898,895
Langeberg (Breede River/Winelands)Local Municipality67,08381,68497,724105,483
MatzikamaLocal Municipality43,90654,19967,14771,045
Mossel BayLocal Municipality59,78971,49489,43094,135
OudtshoornLocal Municipality79,18184,69295,93397,509
OverstrandLocal Municipality36,68655,01280,43293,466
Prince AlbertLocal Municipality9,50810,51213,13614,272
Saldanha BayLocal Municipality56,55770,26199,193111,173
StellenboschLocal Municipality103,996118,709155,733173,419
SwartlandLocal Municipality65,30172,115113,762133,762
SwellendamLocal Municipality24,57928,28535,91640,211
TheewaterskloofLocal Municipality74,58293,276108,790117,109
WitzenbergLocal Municipality76,38689,087115,946130,548
South AfricaRepublic40,583,57344,819,77851,770,56055,653,654

Source: Statistics South Africa (web).

Explanation: The 2016 population figures refer to the Community Survey 2016. Area figures for municipalities are calculated from geospatial data.