South Africa

Statistics

Basic Indicators | Nutrition | Health | HIV/AIDS | Education | Demographic Indicators | Economic Indicators | Women | Child Protection | The Rate Of Progress | Adolescents | Disparities By Residence | Disparities By Household Wealth | Early Childhood Development

Basic Indicators

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Under-5 mortality rank

57

Under-5 mortality rate (U5MR), 1990

61

Under-5 mortality rate (U5MR), 2012

45

U5MR by sex 2012, male

49

U5MR by sex 2012, female

40

Infant mortality rate (under 1), 1990

47

Infant mortality rate (under 1), 2012

33

Neonatal mortality rate 2012

15

Total population (thousands) 2012

52385.9

Annual no. of births (thousands) 2012

1102.3

Annual no. of under-5 deaths (thousands) 2012

50

GNI per capita (US$) 2012

7610

Life expectancy at birth (years) 2012

56.3

Total adult literacy rate (%) 2008-2012*

93

Primary school net enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2011*

90.3

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Nutrition

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Low birthweight (%) 2008-2012*

Early initiation of breastfeeding (%), 2008-2012*

61.1

Exclusive breastfeeding <6 months (%), 2008-2012*

8

Introduction of solid, semi-solid or soft foods 6-8 months (%), 2008-2012*

49

Breastfeeding at age 2 (%), 2008-2012*

30.6

Underweight (%) 2008-2012*, moderate & severe

9

Underweight (%) 2008-2012*, severe

Stunting (%) 2008-2012*, moderate & severe

33

Wasting (%) 2008-2012*, moderate & severe

6

Overweight (%) 2008-2012*, moderate & severe

19.2

Vitamin A supplementation full coverage (%) 2012

Iodized salt consumption (%) 2008-2012*

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Health

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Use of improved drinking water sources (%) 2011, total

91.5

Use of improved drinking water sources (%) 2011, urban

99

Use of improved drinking water sources (%) 2011, rural

79.3

Use of improved sanitation facilities (%) 2011, total

74

Use of improved sanitation facilities (%) 2011, urban

84.3

Use of improved sanitation facilities (%) 2011, rural

57.1

Routine EPI vaccines financed by government (%) 2012

100

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, BCG

84

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, DPT1

70

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, DPT3

68

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, polio3

69

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, MCV

79

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, HepB3

73

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, Hib3

68

Immunization coverage (%) 2012, Newborns protected against tetanus

77

Pneumonia (%) 2008-2012*, Care seeking for suspected pneumonia

64.8

Pneumonia (%) 2008-2012*, Antibiotic treatment for suspected pneumonia

Diarrhoea (%) 2008-2012*, Treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS)

40

Malaria (%) 2008-2012*, Antimalarial treatment among febrile children

Malaria (%) 2008-2012*, Children sleeping under ITNs

Malaria (%) 2008-2012*, Households with at least one ITN

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HIV/AIDS

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Adult HIV prevalence (%) 2012

17.9

People of all ages living with HIV (thousands) 2012, estimate

6100

People of all ages living with HIV (thousands) 2012, low

5800

People of all ages living with HIV (thousands) 2012, high

6400

Women living with HIV (thousands) 2012

3400

Children living with HIV (thousands) 2012

410

Prevention among young people (aged 15-24), HIV prevalence among young people (%) 2012, total

8.9

Prevention among young people (aged 15-24), HIV prevalence among young people (%) 2012, male

3.9

Prevention among young people (aged 15-24), HIV prevalence among young people (%) 2012, female

13.9

Prevention among young people (aged 15-24), Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) 2008-2012*, male

Prevention among young people (aged 15-24), Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) 2008-2012*, female

Prevention among young people (aged 15-24), Condom use among young people with multiple partners (%) 2008-2012*, male

Prevention among young people (aged 15-24), Condom use among young people with multiple partners (%) 2008-2012*, female

Orphans, Children orphaned by AIDS (thousands) 2012

2500

Orphans, Children orphaned due to all causes (thousands) 2012

4000

Orphans, Orphan school attendance ratio (%), 2008-2012*

101

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Education

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Youth (15-24 years) literacy rate (%) 2008-2012*, male

98.4

Youth (15-24 years) literacy rate (%) 2008-2012*, female

99.2

Number per 100 population 2012, mobile phones

134.8

Number per 100 population 2012, Internet users

41

Pre-primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%) 2008 -2012*, male

65

Pre-primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%) 2008 -2012*, female

65.1

Primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2012*, male

103.9

Primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2012*, female

99.5

Primary school participation, Net enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2012*, male

89.7

Primary school participation, Net enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2012*, female

90.9

Primary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%) 2008-2012*, male

Primary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%) 2008-2012*, female

Primary school participation, Survival rate to last primary grade (%) , 2008-2012*, admin. data

Primary school participation, Survival rate to last primary grade (%) , 2008-2012*, survey data

Secondary school participation, Net enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2012*, male

Secondary school participation, Net enrolment ratio (%) 2008-2012*, female

Secondary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%) 2008-2012*, male

Secondary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%) 2008-2012*, female

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Demographic Indicators

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Population (thousands) 2012, total

52385.9

Population (thousands) 2012, under 18

18347.2

Population (thousands) 2012, under 5

5524.9

Population annual growth rate (%), 1990-2012

1.6

Population annual growth rate (%), 2012-2030

0.6

Crude death rate, 1970

13.9

Crude death rate, 1990

8

Crude death rate, 2012

13.2

Crude birth rate, 1970

37.9

Crude birth rate, 1990

29.3

Crude birth rate, 2012

21.1

Life expectancy, 1970

52.8

Life expectancy, 1990

62.1

Life expectancy, 2012

56.3

Total fertility rate, 2012

2.4

Urbanized population (%), 2012

62.4

Average annual growth rate of urban population (%), 1990-2012

2.4

Average annual growth rate of urban population (%), 2012-2030

1.2

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Economic Indicators

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GNI per capita 2012, US$

7610

GNI per capita 2012, PPP US$

11190

GDP per capita average annual growth rate (%), 1970-1990

0.1

GDP per capita average annual growth rate (%), 1990-2012

1.4

Average annual rate of inflation (%) 1990-2012

8.1

Population below international poverty line of US$1.25 per day (%) 2007-2011*

13.8

Public spending as a % of GDP (2007-2011*) allocated to: health

4.1

Public spending as a % of GDP (2008-2010*) allocated to: education

6

Public spending as a % of GDP (2008-2010*) allocated to: military

1.3

ODA inflow in millions US$ 2010

1397.5

ODA inflow as a % of recipient GNI 2010

0.4

Debt service as a % of exports of goods and services 2010

4.8

Share of household income (%, 2007-2011*), poorest 40%

8

Share of household income (%, 2007-2011*), richest 20%

68

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Women

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Life expectancy: females as a % of males 2012

107.3

Adult literacy rate: females as a % of males 2008-2012*

98.2

Enrolment ratios: females as a % of males 2008-2012*, Primary GER

95.8

Enrolment ratios: females as a % of males 2008-2012*, Secondary GER

104.8

Survival rate to the last grade of primary: females as a % of males 2008-2012*

Contraceptive prevalence (%) 2008-2012*

59.9

Antenatal care (%) 2008-2012*, At least one visit

97.1

Antenatal care (%) 2008-2012*, At least four visits

87.1

Delivery care (%) 2008-2012*, Skilled attendant at birth

91.2

Delivery care (%) 2008-2012*, Institutional delivery

88.7

Delivery care (%) 2008-2012*, C-section

20.6

Maternal mortality ratio , 2008-2012*, Reported

400

Maternal mortality ratio , 2010, Adjusted

300

Maternal mortality ratio , 2010, Lifetime risk of maternal death (1 in:)

140

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Child Protection

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Child labour (%) + 2002-2012*, , total

Child labour (%) + 2002-2012*, , male

Child labour (%) + 2002-2012*, , female

Child marriage (%) 2002-2012*, married by 15

0.8

Child marriage (%) 2002-2012*, married by 18

5.6

Birth registration (%) 2005-2012*, total

95

Female genital mutilation/cutting (%) 2002-2012*, prevalence, women a

Female genital mutilation/cutting (%) 2002-2012*, prevalence, daughtersb

Female genital mutilation/cutting (%) 2002-2012*, attitudes, support for the practicec

Justification of wife-beating (%) 2002-2012*, male

Justification of wife-beating (%) 2002-2012*, female

Violent discipline (%) + 2005-2012*, total

Violent discipline (%) + 2005-2012*, male

Violent discipline (%) + 2005-2012*, female

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The Rate Of Progress

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Under-5 mortality rank

57

Under-5 mortality rate, , 1970

Under-5 mortality rate, , 1990

61

Under-5 mortality rate, , 2000

74

Under-5 mortality rate, , 2012

45

Annual rate of reduction (%) Under-5 mortality rate, 1970-1990

Annual rate of reduction (%) Under-5 mortality rate, 1990-2000

-2

Annual rate of reduction (%) Under-5 mortality rate, 2000-2012

4.2

Annual rate of reduction (%) Under-5 mortality rate, 1990-2012

1.4

Reduction since 1990 (%)

27

Reduction since 2000 (%)

40

GDP per capita average annual growth rate (%), 1970-1990

0.1

GDP per capita average annual growth rate (%), 1990-2012

1.4

Total fertility rate, 1970

5.6

Total fertility rate, 1990

3.7

Total fertility rate, 2012

2.4

Average annual rate of reduction (%) Total fertility rate, 1970-1990

2.1

Average annual rate of reduction (%) Total fertility rate, 1990-2012

1.9

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Adolescents

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Population aged 10-19, Thousands 2012

9577.9

Population aged 10-19, Proportion of total population (%) 2012

18.3

Adolescents currently married/ in union (%) 2002-2012* , male

2

Adolescents currently married/ in union (%) 2002-2012* , female

3.6

Births by age 18 (%) 2008-2012*

15

Adolescent birth rate 2006-2010*

54

Justification of wife-beating among adolescents (%) 2002-2012*, male

Justification of wife-beating among adolescents (%) 2002-2012*, female

Use of mass media among adolescents (%) 2002-2012*, male

Use of mass media among adolescents (%) 2002-2012*, female

Lower secondary school gross enrolment ratio 2008-2012*

96.5

Upper secondary school gross enrolment ratio 2008-2012*

92.1

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV among adolescents (%) 2008-2012*, male

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV among adolescents (%) 2008-2012*, female

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Disparities By Residence

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Birth registration (%) 2005-2012*, urban

Birth registration (%) 2005-2012*, rural

Birth registration (%) 2005-2012*, ratio of urban to rural

Skilled attendant at birth (%) 2008-2012*, urban

94.4

Skilled attendant at birth (%) 2008-2012*, rural

85.1

Skilled attendant at birth (%) 2008-2012*, ratio of urban to rural

1.1

Underweight prevalence in children under 5 (%) 2008-2012*, urban

10

Underweight prevalence in children under 5 (%) 2008-2012*, rural

9

Underweight prevalence in children under 5 (%) 2008-2012*, ratio of rural to urban

0.9

Diarrhoea treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS) (%) 2008-2012*, urban

41.1

Diarrhoea treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS) (%) 2008-2012*, rural

32

Diarrhoea treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS) (%) 2008-2012*, ratio of urban to rural

1.3

Primary school net attendance ratio 2008-2012*, urban

Primary school net attendance ratio 2008-2012*, rural

Primary school net attendance ratio 2008-2012*, ratio of urban to rural

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Females 15-24 2008-2012*, urban

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Females 15-24 2008-2012*, rural

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Females 15-24 2008-2012*, ratio of urban to rural

Use of improved sanitation facilities (%) 2010, urban

84.3

Use of improved sanitation facilities (%) 2010, rural

57.1

Use of improved sanitation facilities (%) 2010, ratio of urban to rural

1.5

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Disparities By Household Wealth

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Birth registration (%) 2005-2012*, poorest 20%

Birth registration (%) 2005-2012*, richest 20%

Birth registration (%) 2005-2012*, ratio of richest to poorest

Skilled attendant at birth (%) 2008-2012*, poorest 20%

Skilled attendant at birth (%) 2008-2012*, richest 20%

Skilled attendant at birth (%) 2008-2012*, ratio of richest to poorest

Underweight prevalence in children under five (%) 2008-2012*, poorest 20%

Underweight prevalence in children under five (%) 2008-2012*, richest 20%

Underweight prevalence in children under five (%) 2008-2012*, ratio of poorest to richest

Diarrhoea treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS) (%) 2008-2012*, poorest 20%

Diarrhoea treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS) (%) 2008-2012*, richest 20%

Diarrhoea treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS) (%) 2008-2012*, ratio of richest to poorest

Primary school net attendance ratio 2008-2012*, poorest 20%

Primary school net attendance ratio 2008-2012*, richest 20%

Primary school net attendance ratio 2008-2012*, ratio of richest to poorest

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Females 15-24 2008-2012*, poorest 20%

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Females 15-24 2008-2012*, richest 20%

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Females 15-24 2008-2012*, ratio of richest to poorest

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Males 15-24 2008-2012*, poorest 20%

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Males 15-24 2008-2012*, richest 20%

Comprehensive knowledge of HIV (%) Males 15-24 2008-2012*, ratio of richest to poorest

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Early Childhood Development

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Attendance in early childhood education 2005-2012*, total

-

Attendance in early childhood education 2005-2012*, male

-

Attendance in early childhood education 2005-2012*, female

-

Attendance in early childhood education 2005-2012*, poorest 20%

-

Attendance in early childhood education 2005-2012*, richest 20%

-

Adult support for learning ++ 2005-2012*, total

-

Adult support for learning ++ 2005-2012*, male

-

Adult support for learning ++ 2005-2012*, female

-

Adult support for learning ++ 2005-2012*, poorest 20%

-

Adult support for learning ++ 2005-2012*, richest 20%

-

Father's support for learning ++ 2005-2012*

-

Learning materials at home 2005-2012*, Children's books , total

-

Learning materials at home 2005-2012*, Children's books , poorest 20%

-

Learning materials at home 2005-2012*, Children's books , richest 20%

-

Learning materials at home 2005-2012*, Playthings ++, total

-

Learning materials at home 2005-2012*, Playthings ++, poorest 20%

-

Learning materials at home 2005-2012*, Playthings ++, richest 20%

-

Children left in inadequate care 2005-2012*, total

-

Children left in inadequate care 2005-2012*, male

-

Children left in inadequate care 2005-2012*, female

-

Children left in inadequate care 2005-2012*, poorest 20%

-

Children left in inadequate care 2005-2012*, richest 20%

-

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