Ekurhuleni, South Africa Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Ekurhuleni, South Africa metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Ekurhuleni in 2021 is 3,970,000, a 1.95% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Ekurhuleni in 2020 was 3,894,000, a 1.99% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Ekurhuleni in 2019 was 3,818,000, a 2.06% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Ekurhuleni in 2018 was 3,741,000, a 2.52% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in South Africa
City Name Population
Johannesburg 5,927,000
Cape Town 4,710,000
Ekurhuleni 3,970,000
Ethekwini 3,176,000
Pretoria 2,655,000
Nelson Mandela Bay 1,267,000
West Rand 909,000
Soshanguve 866,000
Vereeniging 780,000
Buffalo City 717,000
Bloemfontein 578,000
The Msunduzi 533,000
Rustenburg 533,000
Witbank 470,000
Polokwane 445,000
Ekurhuleni - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 3,970,000 1.95%
2020 3,894,000 1.99%
2019 3,818,000 2.06%
2018 3,741,000 2.52%
2017 3,649,000 2.53%
2016 3,559,000 2.56%
2015 3,470,000 2.51%
2014 3,385,000 2.54%
2013 3,301,000 2.55%
2012 3,219,000 2.55%
2011 3,139,000 2.51%
2010 3,062,000 2.55%
2009 2,986,000 2.54%
2008 2,912,000 2.54%
2007 2,840,000 2.53%
2006 2,770,000 2.52%
2005 2,702,000 2.54%
2004 2,635,000 2.53%
2003 2,570,000 2.55%
2002 2,506,000 2.96%
2001 2,434,000 4.06%
2000 2,339,000 4.05%
1999 2,248,000 4.07%
1998 2,160,000 4.05%
1997 2,076,000 4.90%
1996 1,979,000 7.03%
1995 1,849,000 7.00%
1994 1,728,000 7.06%
1993 1,614,000 7.03%
1992 1,508,000 7.03%
1991 1,409,000 3.60%
1990 1,360,000 2.10%
1989 1,332,000 1.99%
1988 1,306,000 2.11%
1987 1,279,000 2.08%
1986 1,253,000 2.04%
1985 1,228,000 2.08%
1984 1,203,000 2.12%
1983 1,178,000 2.08%
1982 1,154,000 2.12%
1981 1,130,000 2.08%
1980 1,107,000 2.12%
1979 1,084,000 2.07%
1978 1,062,000 2.12%
1977 1,040,000 2.16%
1976 1,018,000 2.11%
1975 997,000 2.05%
1974 977,000 2.20%
1973 956,000 2.03%
1972 937,000 2.18%
1971 917,000 2.12%
1970 898,000 2.63%
1969 875,000 2.82%
1968 851,000 2.90%
1967 827,000 2.73%
1966 805,000 2.81%
1965 783,000 2.89%
1964 761,000 2.70%
1963 741,000 2.92%
1962 720,000 2.71%
1961 701,000 2.79%
1960 682,000 2.25%
1959 667,000 2.30%
1958 652,000 2.19%
1957 638,000 2.24%
1956 624,000 2.30%
1955 610,000 2.18%
1954 597,000 2.23%
1953 584,000 2.28%
1952 571,000 2.33%
1951 558,000 2.20%
1950 546,000 0.00%