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South Africa Population and Health

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Total population: 48,810,427 (July 2012est)

Average population growth: -0.412% (2012est)

Urban population: 31,357,110 (2011)

Urban growth rate: 1.2% annual rate of change (2010-15est.)

Rural Population: 8,859,635

Population density of South Africa: 41.70 humans per square kilometers

Health

Life expectancy

Male: 50.34 years

Female: 48.45 years (2012est.)

Infant mortality: 42.67 deaths/1,000 live births

HIV prevalence: 17.8%

Literacy level

Male: 88.6%

Female: 79.7%

Age and gender structure (2012 estimate)

Age (years)per%No of MalesNo of FemalesTotal
0-1433.4365100358278723378
15-2423.1252382246947499329
25-5434.6387704361525749229
55-644.84667356456103129
65 years and over4.2398135095090763

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