- Published: Wednesday, 31 August 2016 11:29
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South Africa’s population is estimated to be 55.91-million of which 51% are female, according to Statistics South Africa’s mid-year calculations. Announcing the figures at a media conference in Pretoria on Thursday, statistician general Pali Lehohla said migration is an important demographic process in shaping the age structure and distribution of the provincial population. The largest share of South Africa’s population (24%) lives in Gauteng accounting for 13.5-million people. KwaZulu-Natal is the province with the second largest population, with 11.1-million people (19.9%). With a population of approximately 1.19-million people (2.1%), Northern Cape remains the province with the smallest share of the South African population.