South Africa Infant Mortality Rate 1950-2022

Chart and table of the South Africa infant mortality rate from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current infant mortality rate for South Africa in 2022 is 24.306 deaths per 1000 live births, a 2.93% decline from 2021.
  • The infant mortality rate for South Africa in 2021 was 25.039 deaths per 1000 live births, a 2.84% decline from 2020.
  • The infant mortality rate for South Africa in 2020 was 25.772 deaths per 1000 live births, a 2.77% decline from 2019.
  • The infant mortality rate for South Africa in 2019 was 26.505 deaths per 1000 live births, a 2.69% decline from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Infant Mortality Rate
Country Name 2022 Infant Mortality Rate
Equatorial Guinea 59.917
Turkmenistan 40.320
Gabon 31.894
Namibia 28.475
Botswana 27.425
Guyana 25.120
Venezuela 25.057
South Africa 24.306
Dominican Republic 23.505
Iraq 21.731
Azerbaijan 19.163
Algeria 18.969
Fiji 18.616
Guatemala 18.042
Paraguay 17.802
Suriname 15.824
Grenada 14.533
Jordan 13.168
Mexico 12.729
Ecuador 12.053
Samoa 12.034
Belize 11.667
Brazil 11.434
Colombia 11.357
Tonga 11.268
Peru 11.133
Iran 10.964
Jamaica 10.890
Mauritius 10.037
Armenia 9.640
North Macedonia 9.515
Libya 9.286
Lebanon 9.014
China 8.696
Turkey 7.595
Albania 7.387
Thailand 6.882
Kazakhstan 6.755
Costa Rica 6.524
Romania 5.968
Bulgaria 5.594
Maldives 5.568
Malaysia 5.301
Russia 4.997
Serbia 4.326
Cuba 4.188
Belarus 2.564
Montenegro 2.413
South Africa - Historical Infant Mortality Rate Data
Year Infant Mortality Rate Growth Rate
2022 24.306 -2.930%
2021 25.039 -2.840%
2020 25.772 -2.770%
2019 26.505 -2.690%
2018 27.238 -4.020%
2017 28.379 -3.870%
2016 29.520 -3.720%
2015 30.661 -3.590%
2014 31.802 -3.460%
2013 32.943 -8.420%
2012 35.970 -7.760%
2011 38.998 -7.200%
2010 42.025 -6.720%
2009 45.053 -6.300%
2008 48.080 -2.380%
2007 49.250 -2.320%
2006 50.420 -2.270%
2005 51.590 -2.220%
2004 52.760 -2.170%
2003 53.930 2.540%
2002 52.595 2.610%
2001 51.259 2.670%
2000 49.924 2.750%
1999 48.588 2.830%
1998 47.253 2.620%
1997 46.048 2.690%
1996 44.842 2.760%
1995 43.637 2.840%
1994 42.431 2.920%
1993 41.226 -2.040%
1992 42.085 -2.000%
1991 42.944 -1.960%
1990 43.802 -1.920%
1989 44.661 -1.890%
1988 45.520 -4.330%
1987 47.580 -4.150%
1986 49.641 -3.980%
1985 51.701 -3.830%
1984 53.762 -3.690%
1983 55.822 -5.040%
1982 58.785 -4.800%
1981 61.747 -4.580%
1980 64.710 -4.380%
1979 67.672 -4.190%
1978 70.635 -4.890%
1977 74.265 -4.660%
1976 77.896 -4.450%
1975 81.526 -4.260%
1974 85.157 -4.090%
1973 88.787 -3.120%
1972 91.645 -3.020%
1971 94.503 -2.930%
1970 97.360 -2.850%
1969 100.218 -2.770%
1968 103.076 -1.790%
1967 104.959 -1.760%
1966 106.842 -1.730%
1965 108.726 -1.700%
1964 110.609 -1.670%
1963 112.492 -1.530%
1962 114.241 -1.510%
1961 115.990 -1.490%
1960 117.740 -1.460%
1959 119.489 -1.440%
1958 121.238 -2.100%
1957 123.833 -2.050%
1956 126.428 -2.010%
1955 129.023 -1.970%
1954 131.618 -1.930%
1953 134.213 -1.900%
1952 136.808 -1.860%
1951 139.403 -1.830%
1950 141.998 0.000%