West Rand, South Africa Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the West Rand, South Africa metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of West Rand in 2020 is 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.
  • The metro area population of West Rand in 2018 was 875,000, a 1.63% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of West Rand in 2017 was 861,000, a 1.77% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in South Africa
City Name Population
Johannesburg 5,783,000
Cape Town 4,618,000
Ekurhuleni 3,894,000
Ethekwini 3,158,000
Pretoria 2,566,000
Nelson Mandela Bay 1,254,000
West Rand 898,000
Soshanguve 853,000
Vereeniging 774,000
Buffalo City 709,000
Bloemfontein 567,000
The Msunduzi 527,000
Rustenburg 509,000
Witbank 454,000
Polokwane 426,000
West Rand - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%