West Rand, South Africa Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the West Rand, South Africa metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of West Rand in 2022 is 922,000, a 1.43% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of West Rand in 2021 was 909,000, a 1.22% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of West Rand in 2020 was 898,000, a 1.35% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of West Rand in 2019 was 886,000, a 1.26% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in South Africa
City Name Population
Johannesburg 6,065,000
Cape Town 4,801,000
Ekurhuleni 4,045,000
Ethekwini 3,199,000
Pretoria 2,740,000
Nelson Mandela Bay 1,281,000
West Rand 922,000
Soshanguve 879,000
Vereeniging 786,000
Buffalo City 726,000
Bloemfontein 588,000
Rustenburg 555,000
The Msunduzi 539,000
Witbank 485,000
Polokwane 463,000
West Rand - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 922,000 1.43%
2021 909,000 1.22%
2020 898,000 1.35%
2019 886,000 1.26%
2018 875,000 1.63%
2017 861,000 1.77%
2016 846,000 1.68%
2015 832,000 1.71%
2014 818,000 1.74%
2013 804,000 1.64%
2012 791,000 1.80%
2011 777,000 1.70%
2010 764,000 1.60%
2009 752,000 1.76%
2008 739,000 1.65%
2007 727,000 1.82%
2006 714,000 1.71%
2005 702,000 1.59%
2004 691,000 1.77%
2003 679,000 1.65%
2002 668,000 1.67%
2001 657,000 1.55%
2000 647,000 1.41%
1999 638,000 1.43%
1998 629,000 1.45%
1997 620,000 2.65%
1996 604,000 5.59%
1995 572,000 5.54%
1994 542,000 5.65%
1993 513,000 5.77%
1992 485,000 5.66%
1991 459,000 2.46%
1990 448,000 1.13%
1989 443,000 1.14%
1988 438,000 1.15%
1987 433,000 1.17%
1986 428,000 1.18%
1985 423,000 0.48%
1984 421,000 0.00%
1983 421,000 0.00%
1982 421,000 0.00%
1981 421,000 0.00%
1980 421,000 0.00%
1979 421,000 0.00%
1978 421,000 0.00%
1977 421,000 0.00%
1976 421,000 0.00%
1975 421,000 0.00%
1974 421,000 0.00%
1973 421,000 0.00%
1972 421,000 0.00%
1971 421,000 0.00%
1970 421,000 2.68%
1969 410,000 3.27%
1968 397,000 3.12%
1967 385,000 3.49%
1966 372,000 3.05%
1965 361,000 3.14%
1964 350,000 3.24%
1963 339,000 3.35%
1962 328,000 3.14%
1961 318,000 3.58%
1960 307,000 3.72%
1959 296,000 4.23%
1958 284,000 4.03%
1957 273,000 3.80%
1956 263,000 3.95%
1955 253,000 4.12%
1954 243,000 3.85%
1953 234,000 4.00%
1952 225,000 4.17%
1951 216,000 3.85%
1950 208,000 0.00%