South Africa Birth Rate 1950-2022

Chart and table of the South Africa birth rate from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current birth rate for South Africa in 2022 is 19.328 births per 1000 people, a 1.7% decline from 2021.
  • The birth rate for South Africa in 2021 was 19.662 births per 1000 people, a 1.67% decline from 2020.
  • The birth rate for South Africa in 2020 was 19.995 births per 1000 people, a 1.64% decline from 2019.
  • The birth rate for South Africa in 2019 was 20.329 births per 1000 people, a 1.62% decline from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Birth Rate
Country Name 2022 Birth Rate
Equatorial Guinea 31.780
Gabon 29.024
Iraq 27.802
Namibia 26.902
Samoa 23.620
Tonga 23.509
Guatemala 23.316
Botswana 22.842
Turkmenistan 21.418
Algeria 21.307
Jordan 20.955
Fiji 20.020
Belize 19.878
Paraguay 19.670
South Africa 19.328
Guyana 19.069
Ecuador 18.750
Kazakhstan 18.541
Dominican Republic 18.328
Suriname 17.708
Libya 17.175
Peru 17.172
Venezuela 17.055
Iran 16.897
Lebanon 16.697
Mexico 16.610
Malaysia 16.066
Grenada 15.368
Jamaica 15.331
Turkey 15.151
Azerbaijan 14.573
Colombia 14.023
Brazil 13.059
Costa Rica 12.979
Armenia 12.685
Maldives 12.551
Russia 11.617
Montenegro 11.407
Albania 11.149
Belarus 11.082
China 10.902
North Macedonia 10.204
Mauritius 9.954
Thailand 9.718
Cuba 9.571
Romania 9.390
Serbia 9.155
Bulgaria 8.714
South Africa - Historical Birth Rate Data
Year Birth Rate Growth Rate
2022 19.328 -1.700%
2021 19.662 -1.670%
2020 19.995 -1.640%
2019 20.329 -1.620%
2018 20.663 -1.890%
2017 21.060 -1.850%
2016 21.457 -1.810%
2015 21.853 -1.780%
2014 22.250 -1.750%
2013 22.647 -0.780%
2012 22.825 -0.770%
2011 23.003 -0.770%
2010 23.181 -0.760%
2009 23.359 -0.760%
2008 23.537 0.760%
2007 23.360 0.760%
2006 23.183 0.770%
2005 23.006 0.780%
2004 22.829 0.780%
2003 22.652 -0.970%
2002 22.874 -0.960%
2001 23.096 -0.950%
2000 23.317 -0.940%
1999 23.539 -0.930%
1998 23.761 -3.030%
1997 24.503 -2.940%
1996 25.244 -2.860%
1995 25.986 -2.770%
1994 26.727 -2.700%
1993 27.469 -3.890%
1992 28.580 -3.750%
1991 29.692 -3.610%
1990 30.803 -3.480%
1989 31.915 -3.360%
1988 33.026 -1.710%
1987 33.601 -1.680%
1986 34.175 -1.650%
1985 34.750 -1.620%
1984 35.324 -1.600%
1983 35.899 -0.050%
1982 35.918 -0.050%
1981 35.937 -0.060%
1980 35.957 -0.050%
1979 35.976 -0.050%
1978 35.995 -1.060%
1977 36.379 -1.040%
1976 36.762 -1.030%
1975 37.146 -1.020%
1974 37.529 -1.010%
1973 37.913 -0.630%
1972 38.152 -0.630%
1971 38.392 -0.620%
1970 38.631 -0.620%
1969 38.871 -0.610%
1968 39.110 -0.740%
1967 39.403 -0.740%
1966 39.696 -0.730%
1965 39.989 -0.730%
1964 40.282 -0.720%
1963 40.575 -0.430%
1962 40.749 -0.430%
1961 40.923 -0.420%
1960 41.096 -0.420%
1959 41.270 -0.420%
1958 41.444 -0.300%
1957 41.569 -0.300%
1956 41.694 -0.300%
1955 41.819 -0.300%
1954 41.944 -0.300%
1953 42.069 -0.300%
1952 42.194 -0.300%
1951 42.319 -0.290%
1950 42.444 0.000%