South Africa

Census Results


1904-xx-xx 5,174,000
1911-xx-xx 5,972,000
1921-xx-xx 6,926,000
1936-xx-xx 9,588,000
1946-05-07 11,415,000
1951-05-08 12,671,452
1960-09-06 15,994,181
1970-05-06 21,794,328
1980-05-06 25,016,525
1985-03-05 23,385,645
1991-03-07 37,944,000
1996-10-09 40,583,573
2001-10-10 44,819,778
2011-10-10 51,770,560

General Information


Official name Republic of South Africa (the)
Official name [native] Republiek van Suid-Afrika «Afrikaans»
Republic of South Africa (the) «English»
iRiphabliki ySewula Afrika «Ndebele»
Rephaboliki ya Afrika-Borwa «Pedi»
Rephaboliki ya Afrika-Borwa «Sesotho»
iRiphabhulikhi yeNingizimu Afrika «Swati»
Riphabliki ra Afrika Dzonga «Tsonga»
Rephaboliki ya Aforika Borwa «Tswana»
Riphabuḽiki ya Afurika Tshipembe «Venda»
iRiphabliki yaseMzantsi Afrika «Xhosa»
iRiphabliki yaseNingizimu Afrika «Zulu»
Capital Pretoria
Capital [native] Pretoria «English»
Region Southern Africa
ISO code ZA
Statistical agency Statistics South Africa

Name in Chinese 南非共和国
Name in Arabic جمهورية جنوب أفريقيا
Name in Spanish la República de Sudáfrica
Name in Russian Южно-Африканская Республика
Name in French la République sud-africaine

Administrative units

codeprovincecapitalarea (sq.km.)population
2001-10-10
census
population
2011-10-10
prelim. census
ECEastern CapeKing Williams Town/Bisho168,9666,278,6516,562,053
FSFree StateBloemfontein129,8252,706,7762,745,590
GPGautengJohannesburg18,1789,389,35512,272,263
KZNKwaZulu-NatalPietermaritzburg/Ulundi94,3619,584,12910,267,300
LPLimpopoPolokwane125,7544,995,5355,404,868
MPMpumalangaNelspruit76,4953,365,8864,039,939
NWNorth WestMahiking104,8822,983,1953,509,953
NCNorthern CapeKimberley372,889991,9191,145,861
WCWestern CapeCape Town129,4624,524,3345,822,734
 total 1,220,81344,819,77851,770,560
source: Statistics South Africa. and The Local Government Handbook (http://www.localgovernment.co.za).
note: 2011 data are preliminary results of the population census.
note: All DMA's (District Municipality Area) have been dissolved and they went up into the surrounding Local Muncipalities.
note: CB - some municipalities and district municipalities cross boundaries, thus totalling numbers can differ.
note: DM = District Municipality; MM = Metropolitan Municipality; Mun. = Municipality.
note: Eastern Cape {en} = Oos-Kaap {af}; Free Stat {en} = Vrystaat {af}; Northern Cape {en} = Noord-Kaap {af}; North-West {en} = Noord-Wes {af}; Western Cape {en} = Wes-Kaap {af}.

Expanded administrative units

codeprovince
district municipality
municipality
capitalarea (sq.km.)population
2001-10-10
census
population
2011-10-10
prelim. census
ECEastern CapeKing Williams Town/Bisho168,9666,278,6516,562,053
DC10Cacadu DMPort Elizabeth58,243388,207450,584
EC101Camdeboo Loc.Mun.Graaff-Reinet12,42244,37250,993
EC102Blue Crane Route Loc.Mun.Somerset East11,06935,01036,002
EC103Ikwezi Loc.Mun.Jansenville4,56310,36710,537
EC104Makana Loc.Mun.Grahamstown4,37675,30280,390
EC105Ndlambe Loc.Mun.Port Alfred1,84154,71761,176
EC106Sunday's River Valley Loc.Mun.Kirkwood5,99439,86254,504
EC107Baviaans Loc.Mun.Willowmore11,66823,58917,761
EC108Kouga Loc.Mun.Jeffrey's Bay2,67070,69598,558
EC109Kou-Kamma Loc.Mun.Kareedouw3,64234,29340,663
DC12Amathole DMEast London21,595969,206892,636
EC121Mbhashe Loc.Mun.Dutywa [Idutywa]3,169255,071254,909
EC122Mnquma Loc.Mun.Butterworth [Gcuwa]3,270286,307252,390
EC123Great Kei Loc.Mun.Komga1,73644,45938,990
EC124Amahlati Loc.Mun.Stutterheim4,820138,649122,778
EC126Ngqushwa Loc.Mun.Peddie2,24184,23372,190
EC127Nkonkobe Loc.Mun.Fort Beaufort3,626135,663127,115
EC128Nxuba Loc.Mun.Adelaide2,73224,82424,264
DC13Chris Hani DMQueenstown36,144809,580795,460
EC131Inxuba Yethemba Loc.Mun.Cradock11,66360,38565,559
EC132Tsolwana Loc.Mun.Tarkastad6,08732,51633,281
EC133Inkwanca Loc.Mun.Molteno3,58420,24421,971
EC134Lukhanji Loc.Mun.Queenstown3,813184,542190,723
EC135Intsika Yethu Loc.Mun.Comfimvaba2,711175,221145,372
EC136Emalahleni Loc.Mun.Lady Frere3,447125,413119,459
EC137Engcobo Loc.Mun.Engcobo2,484148,403155,513
EC138Sakhisizwe Loc.Mun.Cala2,35562,85663,582
DC14Joe Gqabi DMBarkley East25,663341,831349,767
EC141Elundini Loc.Mun.Madear5,065137,476138,140
EC142Senqu Loc.Mun.Lady Grey7,329135,734134,151
EC143Maletswai Loc.Mun.Aliwal North4,35837,30743,800
EC144Gariep Loc.Mun.Burgersdorp8,91131,31433,676
DC15Oliver R.Tambo DMUmtata12,0961,295,0621,364,944
EC153Ingquza Hill Loc.Mun.Flagstaff2,477254,480278,481
EC154Port St Johns Loc.Mun.Port St Johns1,291146,967156,136
EC155Nyandeni Loc.Mun.Libode2,474274,416290,390
EC156Mhlontlo Loc.Mun.Qumbu2,826202,851188,226
EC157King Sabata Dalindyebo Loc.Mun.Mthatha3,027416,348451,711
DC44Alfred Nzo DMMount Ayliff10,731773,709801,344
EC441Matatiele Loc.Mun.Matatiele4,352194,630203,843
EC442Umzimvubu Loc.Mun.Mount Frere2,577197,550191,620
EC443Mbizana Loc.Mun.Bizana2,417245,730281,905
EC444Ntabankulu Loc.Mun.Ntabankulu1,385135,799123,976
BUFBuffalo City MMEast London2,536695,278755,200
BUFBuffalo City MMEast London2,536695,278755,200
NMANelson Mandela Bay MMPort Elizabeth1,9591,005,7791,152,115
NMANelson Mandela Bay MMPort Elizabeth1,9591,005,7791,152,115
FSFree StateBloemfontein129,8252,706,7762,745,590
DC16Xhariep DMTrompsburg37,674162,726146,258
FS161Letsemeng Loc.Mun.Koffiefontein9,82942,98238,629
FS162Kopanong Loc.Mun.Trompsburg15,64555,94449,170
FS163Mohokare Loc.Mun.Zastron8,77636,32134,145
FS164Naledi Loc.Mun.Dewetsdorp3,42427,47924,314
DC18Lejweleputswa DMWelkom31,930657,012627,627
FS181Masilonyana Loc.Mun.Theunissen6,79664,40963,335
FS182Tokologo Loc.Mun.Boshoff9,32632,45528,986
FS183Tswelopele Loc.Mun.Bultfontein6,52453,71447,625
FS184Matjhabeng Loc.Mun.Welkom5,155408,170406,461
FS185Nala Loc.Mun.Bothaville4,12998,26481,220
DC19Thabo Mofutsanyane DMPhuthaditjhaba33,269781,280736,238
FS191Setsoto Loc.Mun.Ficksburg5,966123,194112,597
FS192Dihlabeng Loc.Mun.Bethlehem4,880128,929128,704
FS193Nketoana Loc.Mun.Reitz5,61161,95160,324
FS194Maluti a Phofung Loc.Mun.Phuthaditjhaba4,338360,958335,784
FS195Phumelela Loc.Mun.Vrede8,18350,90647,773
FS196Mantsopa Loc.Mun.Ladybrand4,29155,34251,056
DC20Fezile Dabi DMSasolburg20,668460,316488,036
FS201Moqhaka Loc.Mun.Kroonstad7,925167,892160,532
FS203Ngwathe Loc.Mun.Parys7,055118,810120,520
FS204Metsimaholo Loc.Mun.Sasolburg1,717115,955149,108
FS205Mafube Loc.Mun.Frankfort3,97157,65957,876
MANMangaung MMBloemfontein6,284645,440747,431
MANMangaung MMBloemfontein6,284645,440747,431
GPGautengJohannesburg18,1789,389,35512,272,263
DC42Sedibeng DMVereeniging4,173796,754916,483
GT421Emfuleni Loc.Mun.Vanderbijlpark966658,420721,662
GT422Midvaal Loc.Mun.Meyerton1,72264,64295,301
GT423Lesedi Loc.Mun.Heidelberg1,48473,69299,520
DC48West Rand DMRandfontein4,087744,156820,994
GT481Mogale City Loc.Mun.Krugersdorp1,342295,616362,422
GT482Randfontein Loc.Mun.Randfontein475128,731149,285
GT483Westonaria Loc.Mun.Westonaria640109,328111,767
GT484Merafong City Loc.Mun.Carletonville1,631210,481197,520
EKUEkurhuleni MMGermiston1,9752,478,6313,178,471
EKUEkurhuleni MMGermiston1,9752,478,6313,178,471
JHBCity of Johannesburg MMJohannesburg1,6453,225,3094,434,827
JHBCity of Johannesburg MMJohannesburg1,6453,225,3094,434,827
TSHCity of Tshwane MMPretoria6,2982,144,5052,921,488
TSHCity of Tshwane MMPretoria6,2982,144,5052,921,488
KZNKwaZulu-NatalPietermaritzburg/Ulundi94,3619,584,12910,267,300
DC21Ugu DMPort Shepstone5,047704,030722,484
KZ211Vulamehlo Loc.Mun.Scottburgh96083,04477,403
KZ212Umdoni Loc.Mun.Scottburgh25262,29378,875
KZ213Umzumbe Loc.Mun.Hibberdene1,259193,768160,975
KZ214Umuziwabantu Loc.Mun.Harding1,08992,32796,556
KZ215Ezinqoleni Loc.Mun.Izingolweni64854,42952,540
KZ216Hibiscus Coast Loc.Mun.Port Shepstone839218,170256,135
DC22uMgungundlovu DMPietermaritzburg9,513927,8461,017,764
KZ221Umshwathi Loc.Mun.Wartburg1,818108,422106,374
KZ222uMngeni Loc.Mun.Howick1,56773,89692,710
KZ223Mpofana Loc.Mun.Mooi River1,82036,83138,104
KZ224Impendle Loc.Mun.Impendle1,52833,56933,105
KZ225Msunduzi Loc.Mun.Pietermaritzburg634552,837618,536
KZ226Mkhambathini Loc.Mun.Camperdown89159,06763,142
KZ227Richmond Loc.Mun.Richmond1,25663,22365,793
DC23uThukela DMLadysmith11,326656,985668,846
KZ232Emnambithi-Ladysmith Loc.Mun.Ladysmith2,965225,459237,437
KZ233Indaka Loc.Mun.Wasbank992113,644103,116
KZ234Umtshezi Loc.Mun.Estcourt1,97259,92083,153
KZ235Okhahlamba Loc.Mun.Bergville3,971138,037132,067
KZ236Imbabazane Loc.Mun.Estcourt1,426119,925113,073
DC24Umzinyathi DMDundee8,589480,411510,837
KZ241Endumeni Loc.Mun.Dundee1,61051,10164,862
KZ242Nquthu Loc.Mun.Nquthu1,962168,991165,307
KZ244Msinga Loc.Mun.Tugela Ferry2,501168,025177,576
KZ245Umvoti Loc.Mun.Greytown2,51692,294103,092
DC25Amajuba DMNewcastle6,911468,036499,839
KZ252Newcastle Loc.Mun.Madadeni1,855332,981363,236
KZ253eMadlangeni Loc.Mun.Utrecht3,53932,27734,442
KZ254Dannhauser Loc.Mun.Dannhauser1,516102,779102,161
DC26Zululand DMUlundi14,799780,497803,574
KZ261eDumbe Loc.Mun.Paulpietersburg1,94382,24182,052
KZ262uPhongolo Loc.Mun.Pongola3,239119,781127,238
KZ263Abaqulusi Loc.Mun.Vryheid4,185191,019211,060
KZ265Nongoma Loc.Mun.Nongoma2,182198,443194,908
KZ266Ulundi Loc.Mun.Ulundi3,250189,013188,316
DC27uMkhanyakude DMMkuze13,855573,341625,846
KZ271uMhlabuyalingana Loc.Mun.Mbazwana4,402140,958156,736
KZ272Jozini Loc.Mun.Jozini3,442184,052186,502
KZ273The Big Five False Bay Loc.Mun.Hluhluwe2,48731,29135,258
KZ274HlabisaHlabisa1,555176,89071,925
KZ275Mtubatuba Loc.Mun.Mtubatuba1,97033,612175,425
KZDMA27Umkhanyakude DMA  6,538 
DC28uThungulu DMRichards Bay8,213885,965907,521
KZ281Mfolozi Loc.Mun.Kwambonambi1,210106,942122,889
KZ282City of uMhlathuze Loc.Mun.Richards Bay793289,190334,459
KZ283Ntambanana Loc.Mun.Empangeni1,08384,77174,337
KZ284Umlalazi Loc.Mun.Eshowe2,214221,078213,601
KZ285Mthonjaneni Loc.Mun.Melmoth1,08650,38247,818
KZ286Nkandla Loc.Mun.Nkandla1,828133,602114,417
DC29iLembe DMKwaDukuza3,269560,389606,820
KZ291Mandeni Loc.Mun.Mandeni545128,670138,078
KZ292KwaDukuza Loc.Mun.KwaDukuza735158,582231,188
KZ293Ndwedwe Loc.Mun.Ndwedwe1,093152,495140,830
KZ294Maphumulo Loc.Mun.Maphumulo896120,64396,724
DC43Sisonke DMIxopo10,547456,506461,420
KZ431Ingwe Loc.Mun.Creighton1,976107,558100,547
KZ432Kwa Sani Loc.Mun.Himeville1,85216,12312,898
KZ433Greater Kokstad Loc.Mun.Kokstad2,68056,52865,982
KZ434Ubuhlebezwe Loc.Mun.Ixopo1,604101,959101,691
KZ435Umzimkhulu Loc.Mun.Umzimkhulu2,435174,338180,302
ETHeThekwini MMDurban2,2913,090,1223,442,361
ETHeThekwini MMDurban 3,090,1223,442,361
LPLimpopoPolokwane125,7544,995,5355,404,868
DC33Mopani DMGiyani20,0111,061,4481,092,507
NP331Greater Giyani Loc.Mun.Giyani4,172239,287244,218
NP332Greater Letaba Loc.Mun.Modjadjiskloof1,891220,102212,701
NP333Greater Tzaneen Loc.Mun.Tzaneen3,243375,586390,094
NP334Ba-Phalaborwa Loc.Mun.Phalaborwa7,462131,091150,637
NP335Maruleng Loc.Mun.Hoedspruit3,24494,38394,857
LIMDMA33Mopani DMA  999 
DC34Vhembe DMThohoyandou25,5971,198,0551,294,722
NP341Musina Loc.Mun.Musina7,57739,31068,359
NP342Mutale Loc.Mun.Mutale3,88682,65691,870
NP343Thulamela Loc.Mun.Thohoyandou5,834580,829618,462
NP344Makhado Loc.Mun.Louis Trichardt8,300495,261516,031
DC35Capricorn DMPolokwane21,7051,154,6921,261,461
NP351Blouberg Loc.Mun.Senwabaranwa9,248161,323162,628
NP352Aganang Loc.Mun.Koloti1,881147,682131,163
NP353Molemole Loc.Mun.Mogwadi3,347109,441108,321
NP354Polokwane Loc.Mun.Polokwane3,766508,277628,999
NP355Lepele-Nkumpi Loc.Mun.Chuenespoort3,463227,970230,350
DC36Waterberg DMNylstroom44,913614,155679,335
NP361Thabazimbi Loc.Mun.Thabazimbi11,19063,92185,234
NP362Lephalale Loc.Mun.Lephalale13,78496,102115,767
NP364Mookgopong Loc.Mun.Mookgophong5,68930,75935,639
NP365Modimolle Loc.Mun.Modimolle4,67872,80968,513
NP366Bela-Bela Loc.Mun.Bela-Bela3,40652,12466,500
NP367Mogalakwena Loc.Mun.Mokopane6,166298,439307,682
DC47Sekhukhune DMGroblersdal13,528967,1851,076,839
LIM471Ephraim Mogale Loc.Mun.Marble Hall2,011121,327123,649
LIM472Elias Motsoaledi Loc.Mun.Groblersdal3,713221,647249,363
LIM473Makhuduthamaga Loc.Mun.Jane Furse2,097262,005274,357
LIM474Fetakgomo Loc.Mun.Apel1,10592,08393,794
LIM475Greater Tubatse Loc.Mun.Burgersfort4,602270,123335,676
MPMpumalangaNelspruit76,4953,365,8864,039,939
DC30Gert Sibande DMErmelo31,841900,0071,043,192
MP301Chief Albert Luthuli Loc.Mun.Carolina5,559187,936186,010
MP302Msukaligwa Loc.Mun.Ermelo6,016124,812149,377
MP303Mkhondo Loc.Mun.Piet Retief4,882142,892171,982
MP304Dr Pixley Kaisaka Seme Loc.Mun.Volksrust5,22780,73783,235
MP305Lekwa Loc.Mun.Standerton4,585103,265115,661
MP306Dipaleseng Loc.Mun.Balfour2,61738,61842,390
MP307Govan Mbeki Loc.Mun.Secunda2,955221,747294,537
DC31Nkangala DMMiddelburg16,7581,018,8261,308,130
MP311Victor Khanye Loc.Mun.Delmas1,56856,20875,452
MP312Emalahleni Loc.Mun.Witbank2,678276,413395,466
MP313Steve Tshwete Loc.Mun.Middelburg3,976142,772229,832
MP314Emakhazeni Loc.Mun.Belfast4,73643,00747,216
MP315Thembisile Hani Loc.Mun.Empumalanga2,384257,113310,459
MP316Dr JS Moroka Loc.Mun.Siyabuswa1,416243,313249,705
DC32Ehlanzeni DMNelspruit27,8961,447,0531,688,615
MP321Thaba Chweu Loc.Mun.Lydenburg5,71981,68198,387
MP322Mbombela Loc.Mun.Nelspruit5,394476,593588,794
MP323Umjindi Loc.Mun.Barberton1,74553,74469,577
MP324Nkomazi Loc.Mun.Malelane4,787334,420390,610
MP325Bushbuckridge Loc.Mun.Bushbuckridge10,250497,958541,247
MPDMA32Ehlanzeni DMA  2,656 
NWNorth WestMahiking104,8822,983,1953,509,953
DC37Bojanala Platimun DMRustenburg18,3331,188,4571,507,506
NW371Moretele Loc.Mun.Makapanstad1,379181,033186,948
NW372Madibeng Loc.Mun.Brits3,839346,675477,381
NW373Rustenburg Loc.Mun.Rustenburg3,423387,096549,575
NW374Kgetleng Rivier Loc.Mun.Koster3,97336,47751,049
NW375Moses Kotane Loc.Mun.Mogwase5,719237,175242,553
DC38Ngaka Modiri Molema DMMafikeng28,206762,999842,700
NW381Ratlou Loc.Mun.Stella4,884104,324107,339
NW382Tswaing Loc.Mun.Delareyville5,966114,155124,218
NW383Mafikeng Loc.Mun.Mmabatho3,698259,478291,527
NW384Ditsobotla Loc.Mun.Lichtenburg6,465147,599168,902
NW385Ramotshere Moiloa Loc.Mun.Zeerust7,193137,443150,714
DC39Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati DMVryburg43,700432,069463,814
NW392Naledi Loc.Mun.Vryburg6,94158,10466,781
NW393Mamusa Loc.Mun.Schweizer-Reneke3,61548,36660,355
NW394Greater Taung Loc.Mun.Taung5,635182,164177,642
NW396Lekwa-Teemane Loc.Mun.Christiana3,68142,96753,248
NW397Kagasano-Molopo Loc.Mun.Ganyesa23,827100,468105,788
DC40Dr Kenneth Kaunda DMKlerksdorp14,642599,670695,932
NW401Ventersdorp Loc.Mun.Ventersdorp3,76443,07856,702
NW402Tlokwe Loc.Mun.Potchefstroom2,674128,353162,761
NW403City of Matlosana Mun.Klerksdorp3,561359,202398,675
NW404Maquassi Hills Loc.Mun.Wolmaransstad4,64369,03777,794
NCNorthern CapeKimberley372,889991,9191,145,861
DC6Namakwa DMSpringbok126,836108,111115,841
NC061Richtersveld Loc.Mun.Port Nolloth9,60810,12511,982
NC062Nama Khoi Loc.Mun.Springbok17,98944,75047,041
NC064Kamiesberg Loc.Mun.Garies14,21010,75410,187
NC065Hantam Loc.Mun.Calvinia36,12819,81321,578
NC066Karoo Hoogland Loc.Mun.Williston32,27410,51212,588
NC067Khai-Ma Loc.Mun.Pofadder16,62811,34412,465
NCDMA06Namakwa DMA  813 
DC7Pixley Ka Seme DMDe Aar103,410164,607186,350
NC071Ubuntu Loc.Mun.Victoria West20,38916,37518,601
NC072Umsobomvu Loc.Mun.Colesberg6,81923,64128,376
NC073Enthanjeni Loc.Mun.De Aar13,47235,54942,356
NC074Kareeberg Loc.Mun.Carnarvon17,7029,48811,673
NC075Renosterberg Loc.Mun.Petrusville5,5279,07010,978
NC076Thembelihle Loc.Mun.Hopetown8,02313,98715,700
NC077Siyathemba Loc.Mun.Prieska14,72517,51221,591
NC078Siyancuma Loc.Mun.Douglas16,75335,81037,075
NCDMA07Pixley ka Seme DMA  3,175 
DC8Siyanda DMUpington102,524202,160236,783
NC081Mier Loc.Mun.Mier22,4686,8447,003
NC082Kai !Garib Loc.Mun.Kakamas26,35855,70265,869
NC083//Khara Hais Loc.Mun.Upington21,78075,67193,494
NC084!Kheis Loc.Mun.Groblershoop11,10716,12316,637
NC085Tsantsabane Loc.Mun.Postmasburg18,33323,98735,093
NC086Kgatelopele Loc.Mun.Danielskuil2,47814,74318,687
NCDMA08Siyanda DMA  9,090 
DC9Frances Baard DMKimberley12,836325,503382,086
NC091Sol Plaatje Loc.Mun.Kimberley3,145201,465248,041
NC092Dikgatlong Loc.Mun.Barkly West7,31535,76546,840
NC093Magareng Loc.Mun.Warrenton1,54221,73324,205
NC094Phokwane Loc.Mun.Hartswater83461,32163,000
NCDMA09Frances Baard DMA  5,218 
DC45John Taolo Gaetsewe DMKuruman27,283191,539224,799
NC451Joe Morolong Loc.Mun.Mothibistad20,17291,70889,530
NC452Ga-Segonyana Loc.Mun.Kuruman4,49270,39293,652
NC453Gamagara Loc.Mun.Kathu2,61923,20241,617
NCDMA45Kgalagadi DMA  6,237 
WCWestern CapeCape Town129,4624,524,3345,822,734
DC1West Coast DMMoorreesburg31,124282,672391,767
WC011Matzikama Loc.Mun.Vredendal12,98150,20867,147
WC012Cederberg Loc.Mun.Clanwilliam8,00739,32649,768
WC013Bergrivier Loc.Mun.Piketberg4,40746,32561,897
WC014Saldanha Bay Loc.Mun.Vredenburg2,01570,44099,193
WC015Swartland Loc.Mun.Malmesbury3,71372,115113,762
WCDMA01West Coast DMA  4,258 
DC2Cape Winelands DMWorcester21,473630,493787,491
WC022Witzenberg Loc.Mun.Ceres10,75383,567115,946
WC023Drakenstein Loc.Mun.Paarl1,538194,417251,262
WC024Stellenbosch Loc.Mun.Stellenbosch831118,709155,733
WC025Breede Valley Loc.Mun.Worcester3,834146,028166,825
WC026Langeberg Loc.Mun.Ashton4,51881,27197,725
WCDMA02Cape Winelands DMA  6,500 
DC3Overberg DMBredasdorp12,241203,519258,175
WC031Theewaterskloof Loc.Mun.Caledon3,23293,276108,790
WC032Overstrand Loc.Mun.Hermanus1,70855,45180,432
WC033Cape Agulhas Loc.Mun.Bredasdorp3,46726,46833,037
WC034Swellendam Loc.Mun.Swellendam3,83528,32435,916
DC4Eden DMGeorge23,331454,924574,266
WC041Kannaland Loc.Mun.Ladismith4,75823,97124,767
WC042Hessequa Loc.Mun.Riversdale5,73344,11452,642
WC043Mossel Bay Loc.Mun.Mossel Bay2,01171,49489,430
WC044George Loc.Mun.George5,191150,003193,672
WC045Oudtshoorn Loc.Mun.Oudtshoorn3,53784,69295,934
WC047Bitou Loc.Mun.Plettenberg Bay99229,18249,162
WC048Knysna Loc.Mun.Knysna1,10951,46868,659
DC5Central Karoo DMBeaufort-West38,85460,48371,011
WC051Laingsburg Loc.Mun.Laingsburg8,7846,6808,289
WC052Prince Albert Loc.Mun.Prince Albert8,15310,51213,136
WC053Beaufort West Loc.Mun.Beaufort West21,91743,29049,586
CPTCity of Cape Town MMCape Town2,4402,892,2433,740,026
CPTCity of Cape Town MM Cape Town2,4402,892,2433,740,026
 total 1,220,81344,819,77851,770,560
source: Statistics South Africa. and The Local Government Handbook (http://www.localgovernment.co.za).
note: 2011 data are preliminary results of the population census.
note: All DMA's (District Municipality Area) have been dissolved and they went up into the surrounding Local Muncipalities.
note: CB - some municipalities and district municipalities cross boundaries, thus totalling numbers can differ.
note: DM = District Municipality; MM = Metropolitan Municipality; Mun. = Municipality.
note: Eastern Cape {en} = Oos-Kaap {af}; Free Stat {en} = Vrystaat {af}; Northern Cape {en} = Noord-Kaap {af}; North-West {en} = Noord-Wes {af}; Western Cape {en} = Wes-Kaap {af}.

Main cities

namepopulation
1996-10-09
census
population
2001-10-10
census
population
2011-10-10
prelim. census
latitude /
longitude
Johannesburg2,639,1103,225,3094,434,827-26.04/27.98
Cape Town2,563,6122,892,2433,740,026-33.93/18.42
eThekwini (Durban)2,751,1933,090,1223,442,361-29.89/30.97
Ekurhuleni - Germiston (East Rand)2,026,8072,478,6313,178,471-26.23/28.17
Tshwane (Pretoria)1,682,7011,982,2352,921,488-25.72/28.25
Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth)969,7711,005,7791,152,115-33.91/25.57
Buffalo City (East London)682,287702,281755,200-33.02/27.88
Mangaung (Bloemfontein)603,704645,440747,431-29.14/26.27
Emfuleni (Vanderbijlpark)..658,420721,662-26.70/27.84
Polokwane (Pietersburg)..508,277628,999-24.08/29.32
Msunduzi (Pietermaritzburg)521,805552,837618,536-29.63/30.39
Thulamela - Thohoyandou..580,829618,462-22.95/30.47
Mbombela (Nelspruit)..476,593588,794-25.48/30.98
Rustenburg..387,096549,575 
Bushbuckridge..497,958541,247 
source: Statistics South Africa.
note: between brackets are previous names or names of the main city within the urban area.
note: the population numbers refer to municipalities