Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Nelson Mandela Bay in 2019 is 1,242,000, a 0.89% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Nelson Mandela Bay in 2018 was 1,231,000, a 1.4% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Nelson Mandela Bay in 2017 was 1,214,000, a 1.34% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Nelson Mandela Bay in 2016 was 1,198,000, a 1.35% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in South Africa
City Name Population
Johannesburg 5,635,000
Cape Town 4,524,000
Ekurhuleni 3,818,000
Ethekwini 3,145,000
Pretoria 2,473,000
Nelson Mandela Bay 1,242,000
West Rand 886,000
Soshanguve 841,000
Vereeniging 769,000
Buffalo City 700,000
Bloemfontein 556,000
The Msunduzi 521,000
Rustenburg 485,000
Witbank 438,000
Polokwane 406,000
Nelson Mandela Bay - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 1,242,000 0.89%
2018 1,231,000 1.40%
2017 1,214,000 1.34%
2016 1,198,000 1.35%
2015 1,182,000 1.29%
2014 1,167,000 1.39%
2013 1,151,000 1.32%
2012 1,136,000 1.34%
2011 1,121,000 1.36%
2010 1,106,000 1.37%
2009 1,091,000 1.30%
2008 1,077,000 1.32%
2007 1,063,000 1.33%
2006 1,049,000 1.35%
2005 1,035,000 1.37%
2004 1,021,000 1.39%
2003 1,007,000 1.31%
2002 994,000 1.22%
2001 982,000 0.82%
2000 974,000 0.83%
1999 966,000 0.84%
1998 958,000 0.74%
1997 951,000 1.17%
1996 940,000 1.84%
1995 923,000 1.88%
1994 906,000 1.80%
1993 890,000 1.83%
1992 874,000 1.86%
1991 858,000 3.62%
1990 828,000 4.68%
1989 791,000 4.49%
1988 757,000 4.70%
1987 723,000 4.48%
1986 692,000 4.53%
1985 662,000 2.95%
1984 643,000 2.23%
1983 629,000 2.11%
1982 616,000 2.16%
1981 603,000 2.20%
1980 590,000 2.08%
1979 578,000 2.12%
1978 566,000 2.17%
1977 554,000 2.21%
1976 542,000 2.07%
1975 531,000 2.12%
1974 520,000 2.16%
1973 509,000 2.21%
1972 498,000 2.05%
1971 488,000 2.31%
1970 477,000 4.61%
1969 456,000 5.31%
1968 433,000 5.10%
1967 412,000 5.37%
1966 391,000 5.11%
1965 372,000 5.38%
1964 353,000 5.06%
1963 336,000 5.33%
1962 319,000 5.28%
1961 303,000 4.84%
1960 289,000 4.33%
1959 277,000 4.14%
1958 266,000 3.91%
1957 256,000 4.49%
1956 245,000 3.81%
1955 236,000 4.42%
1954 226,000 4.15%
1953 217,000 3.83%
1952 209,000 4.50%
1951 200,000 4.17%
1950 192,000 0.00%