South Africa Net Migration Rate 1950-2022

Chart and table of the South Africa net migration rate from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current net migration rate for South Africa in 2022 is 1.979 per 1000 population, a 6.56% decline from 2021.
  • The net migration rate for South Africa in 2021 was 2.118 per 1000 population, a 6.2% decline from 2020.
  • The net migration rate for South Africa in 2020 was 2.258 per 1000 population, a 5.8% decline from 2019.
  • The net migration rate for South Africa in 2019 was 2.397 per 1000 population, a 5.48% decline from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Net Migration Rate
Country Name 2022 Net Migration Rate
Equatorial Guinea 8.804
Venezuela 4.217
Belize 2.753
South Africa 1.979
Malaysia 1.518
Botswana 1.244
Costa Rica 0.754
Russia 0.748
Gabon 0.652
Belarus 0.440
Iraq 0.409
Thailand 0.276
Brazil 0.043
Azerbaijan 0.024
Mauritius 0.000
Kazakhstan -0.198
Algeria -0.223
China -0.254
Libya -0.287
Mexico -0.428
North Macedonia -0.481
Guatemala -0.497
Iran -0.506
Ecuador -0.531
Turkmenistan -0.686
Bulgaria -0.699
Montenegro -0.765
Serbia -0.837
Peru -0.888
Cuba -1.033
Romania -1.387
Namibia -1.597
Suriname -1.684
Armenia -1.686
Grenada -1.769
Colombia -1.946
Paraguay -2.158
Turkey -2.287
Dominican Republic -2.673
Jamaica -3.808
Fiji -4.396
Albania -4.888
Guyana -6.571
Tonga -7.467
Maldives -8.450
Samoa -8.824
Jordan -11.002
Lebanon -20.553
South Africa - Historical Net Migration Rate Data
Year Net Migration Rate Growth Rate
2022 1.979 -6.560%
2021 2.118 -6.200%
2020 2.258 -5.800%
2019 2.397 -5.480%
2018 2.536 -6.730%
2017 2.719 -6.310%
2016 2.902 -5.930%
2015 3.085 -5.600%
2014 3.268 -5.300%
2013 3.451 -0.170%
2012 3.457 -0.170%
2011 3.463 -0.140%
2010 3.468 -0.170%
2009 3.474 -0.170%
2008 3.480 0.460%
2007 3.464 0.460%
2006 3.448 0.500%
2005 3.431 0.470%
2004 3.415 0.470%
2003 3.399 2.630%
2002 3.312 2.730%
2001 3.224 2.770%
2000 3.137 2.890%
1999 3.049 2.940%
1998 2.962 -8.640%
1997 3.242 -7.920%
1996 3.521 -7.370%
1995 3.801 -6.840%
1994 4.080 -6.420%
1993 4.360 30.070%
1992 3.352 43.000%
1991 2.344 75.320%
1990 1.337 306.380%
1989 0.329 -148.450%
1988 -0.679 121.170%
1987 -0.307 -572.310%
1986 0.065 -85.160%
1985 0.438 -45.930%
1984 0.810 -31.470%
1983 1.182 12.040%
1982 1.055 13.690%
1981 0.928 16.000%
1980 0.800 18.870%
1979 0.673 23.260%
1978 0.546 -32.920%
1977 0.814 -24.700%
1976 1.081 -19.870%
1975 1.349 -16.520%
1974 1.616 -14.230%
1973 1.884 -0.420%
1972 1.892 -0.420%
1971 1.900 -0.420%
1970 1.908 -0.420%
1969 1.916 -0.420%
1968 1.924 8.520%
1967 1.773 9.310%
1966 1.622 10.340%
1965 1.470 11.450%
1964 1.319 12.930%
1963 1.168 20.290%
1962 0.971 25.290%
1961 0.775 34.080%
1960 0.578 51.310%
1959 0.382 106.490%
1958 0.185 9.470%
1957 0.169 11.180%
1956 0.152 11.760%
1955 0.136 14.290%
1954 0.119 15.530%
1953 0.103 18.390%
1952 0.087 24.290%
1951 0.070 29.630%
1950 0.054 0.000%