Witbank, South Africa Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Witbank, 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 Witbank in 2020 is 454,000, a 3.65% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Witbank in 2019 was 438,000, a 4.04% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Witbank in 2018 was 421,000, a 4.47% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Witbank in 2017 was 403,000, a 4.68% 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
Witbank - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 454,000 3.65%
2019 438,000 4.04%
2018 421,000 4.47%
2017 403,000 4.68%
2016 385,000 4.62%
2015 368,000 4.55%
2014 352,000 4.45%
2013 337,000 4.66%
2012 322,000 4.55%
2011 308,000 4.76%
2010 294,000 4.26%
2009 282,000 4.83%
2008 269,000 4.26%
2007 258,000 4.88%
2006 246,000 4.24%
2005 236,000 4.89%
2004 225,000 4.65%
2003 215,000 4.37%
2002 206,000 4.57%
2001 197,000 3.68%
2000 190,000 4.40%
1999 182,000 4.00%
1998 175,000 3.55%
1997 169,000 4.32%
1996 162,000 3.85%
1995 156,000 4.00%
1994 150,000 4.17%
1993 144,000 4.35%
1992 138,000 4.55%
1991 132,000 6.45%
1990 124,000 6.90%
1989 116,000 8.41%
1988 107,000 7.00%
1987 100,000 7.53%
1986 93,000 8.14%
1985 86,000 6.17%
1984 81,000 5.19%
1983 77,000 5.48%
1982 73,000 5.80%
1981 69,000 6.15%
1980 65,000 4.84%
1979 62,000 5.08%
1978 59,000 7.27%
1977 55,000 5.77%
1976 52,000 4.00%
1975 50,000 6.38%
1974 47,000 4.44%
1973 45,000 7.14%
1972 42,000 5.00%
1971 40,000 5.26%
1970 38,000 5.56%
1969 36,000 2.86%
1968 35,000 6.06%
1967 33,000 3.13%
1966 32,000 6.67%
1965 30,000 3.45%
1964 29,000 3.57%
1963 28,000 7.69%
1962 26,000 4.00%
1961 25,000 4.17%
1960 24,000 4.35%
1959 23,000 4.55%
1958 22,000 4.76%
1957 21,000 5.00%
1956 20,000 5.26%
1955 19,000 5.56%
1954 18,000 0.00%
1953 18,000 5.88%
1952 17,000 6.25%
1951 16,000 6.67%
1950 15,000 0.00%